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What Airliners Has The Best Climb Out's?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3606 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

For me, when I think of airliners that has the most impressive climb out after take off, there are two that stands out. The MD11's and 757 and even though I am not a 767 fan, I have to admit it has a nice climb out also. I wish I had a chance to fly on a MD11, for a plane it size it is a rocket. Big grin

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 5545 times:

The 757, with the right engines (someone help me out here - the RR's?), is an over-powered sled rocket. Combined with a low take-off speed, it is ideal in places like PHX and LAS in the summertime, when most planes are weight restricted.

Okay, I'm biased - it's my favorite narrow-body plane. But it is the best plane to have on a short runway!!



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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

737-700 is pretty good

User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 5537 times:

I took off on an AA MD80 out of ORD once...

I swear we were more vertical than the space shuttle...  thumbsup  I instantly imagined the FO saying to the pilot: "Get 'em, Mav"...

I also concur with the 757 and MD11... got to fly the MD11 once on a short MCO - ATL leg and I don't think we stopped climbing until we started decending for ATL!

The 757 is simply a rocketship... I love it!  Big grin



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User currently offlineNonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 5525 times:

For me i like a 737-700 or a 757-200 climb out of SNA.  airplane 

User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months ago) and read 5511 times:

I did get a chance to experiance the MD-11 climbout-quite a ride! As for the MD-88, it has a high speed climbout too. While at aviation camp, our counselor (who was a DL MD-88 captain) told me that with a light load, the -88 can attain a vertical speed of 6500 fpm.


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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5524 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5505 times:

I think the Climb rate of the B744 is powerful as well as the B773ER

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User currently offlineSkyman From Germany, joined May 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5488 times:

Well it always depends on lots of things: how much weight? How far do they have to fly? What type of engines? What airline is operating it? Other than that the B757 does very well and so do B738 and A319. O and not to forget A310.

User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5486 times:

I remember an AA pilot commenting on the engines of a 757..."It's over powered, but fun to fly"

I was going to say the MD80 is not a rocket by any means. At times it feels like it struggles to get off the ground (think A340).



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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2288 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5482 times:

Yea ive heard of Mad Dogs hitting 6000FPM, also the 75s.

Personally my vote goes to the Dornier 328JET, slow as crap in the cruise but its a rocket getting up to speed!

ATCT



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8452 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5474 times:
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This is going to sound like BS but the most amazing climb I ever felt was in an A340-600! But, it was at an airshow, at the start of the flying display, we were only a few pax no cargo and minimal fuel  Smile

In commercial service it would have to be a 747SP, that thing was a rocketship!



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5466 times:

I experienced the most powerful climbout on a very light loaded CR7 while taking-off in FRA for the short 30 minute hop to DUS, it was real fun! But I have no idea if the CR7 is as powerful when it is fully loaded with pax and cargo.

Patrick


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11648 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

As others have said, you'll get the best take off experience on a lightly loaded aircraft, when the pilot feel like having a bit of fun and using lots of power! Aircraft I've had good fun takeoffs with are;

- MD11 (with 36 people on it)
- B757-200, even with a good load its fun!
- Fokker 100.
- MD87, has superb power even with a full cabin.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2663 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

I loved the MD80 when the flight was pretty empty.. would go like a rocket.

However, I've been on them when they are heavy, and they can take some loooooong takeoff rolls.



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3606 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5425 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 6):
I think the Climb rate of the B744 is powerful as well as the B773ER

None ER 744 has a low and slow climb when flying on LAX-SYD flights non stop.


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

I love the classic 747 fully loaded climbouts...


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User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5420 times:

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 8):
I remember an AA pilot commenting on the engines of a 757..."It's over powered, but fun to fly"



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 12):
B757-200, even with a good load its fun!

The 757-200 must win hands down. The best looking, sexiest airliner ever invented.

Has everybody seen the picture of the first NW 757 with winglets? It's on the homepage right now......  Smile


User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5406 times:
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I'm surprised Concorde hasn't had a mention yet..........


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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5397 times:

Boeing 720B definately or the CV880.

User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5384 times:

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 17):
I'm surprised Concorde hasn't had a mention yet..........

I was a guest on Concorde once when it was used to close an Air Show. Before take off the Captain advised us the cabin crew would be checking our seat belts very carefully as he intended doing manouvres not normally used on a scheduled flight!

We roared off like a rocket and seemed to soar upwards at the steepest angle I can remember of any take off before or since. Then we did a figure of eight loop over the airport and roared off again.

Needless to say it was the most exciting flight of my life!



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5376 times:

Ahhh, fellow nutters . . . let us not forget the infamous B727. Like a rocket off the runway . . . and damn good looking too!


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