727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5599 times:
As you'll find mentioned counless times in A.net discussions, one of the key design elements of the 757 was that it had to have very good hot & high take off performance. The ability to get up easily in thin air means in a more typical atmosphere you get the amazing results we all admire.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5591 times:
I posted a thread over the summer about how the take off roll of the 757 is shorter than aircraft smaller than the 57. I am a big fan of the airplane regardless, but the take off roll is impressive. I sat in the Seattle airport watching planes come and go, I continually watched 757s take off faster than 737s and widebodies. Impressive....its a rocketsled.
Jwb20 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5586 times:
I remember a few years ago I took a Delta 757 to Atlanta from Albuquerque. We taxied onto the runway and took right off I kind of got thrown back into my seat a little bit. It was pretty impressive. I would take this aircraft again but they stopped bringing them to Albuquerque.