Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:41 pm #1649909
Paul_Sengupta wrote:Isn't "flaps" one of the pre-take-off items?
It is. I've edited my post slightly to reflect this. I was always taught to do the last pre-flight checks from the checklist, then memory items of
Transponder to ALT
Pitot heat if required
Landing light on
before lining up. On the day referred to above I knocked the flap level whilst turning on the transponder.
The point I was (possibly badly) trying to make is that it's always worth a final check just before you start the takeoff roll regardless of how many times you check them as part of the checklist, just in case you/passenger/dog has inadvertently "adjusted" something. Everything should be set for takeoff by this time, so in theory I won't (for example) be going near the transponder again so I will have passed the last point where I might accidentally knock the flaps
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