747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5473 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.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5460 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!!
Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5426 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.
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
Skyman From Germany, joined May 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5403 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.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5389 times:
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
In commercial service it would have to be a 747SP, that thing was a rocketship!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5381 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.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5378 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.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
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!