John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6756 times:
For it's SIZE, I am certain the 757 has THE MOST powerful takeoff performance of any narrow body aircraft in it's class. I've experienced pretty impressive takeoffs in the 742 and 744 as well. One of these days I'll get to fly in a 777!
Type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4723 posts, RR: 20 Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6560 times:
When I took a trip on a AA 777 I found the takeoff performance to be about the same as a 737-200. It just kind of turned on the runway and gently lifted off. If I had closed my eyes, I would have thought we were still taxiing. I was actually kind of shocked at how boring it was. I know they use less than full power for takeoff so I guessed this is what they did, an economy take off.
I always thought the 707, 727 and DC-8 had great takeoff performance. When they spooled up for takeoff you just knew you were going somewhere!
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
Aerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4664 posts, RR: 50 Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6516 times:
The most powerful takeoff that I FELT was this past Monday, 9/29, when I departed TOL on a Fairchild Dornier 328JET operated by ACA (I believe), to CVG. That thing pinned me back in my seat and shook like I was being attacked by a rabid mad dog, needless to say I was smiling from ear to ear!!
B2707SST From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1362 posts, RR: 60 Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6414 times:
My most powerful takeoff was a United 747-400 on a hop from Seattle to Denver. It felt like we were climbing at 45 degrees, surely an illusion but impressive nonetheless. My 757 takeoffs have not been much sportier than the typical 737NG, 767, A320, 777, etc.
I want to get on a 328JET one of these days, but unfortunately, they only fly on the other side of the country. The climb rate on that little plane is obscene - 31,000 feet in 14 minutes! How was the cabin comfort? I've heard it's more spacious (per seat) than the CRJ and ERJ series.
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19 Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6414 times:
I just flew once in a Cubana Il-62M out of CUN (sea level) with a regular load of pax, and man... that thing is freaking powerful. I was looking out on the window before take off and it literally threw me to the back of my seat !!!!
Aerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4664 posts, RR: 50 Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6312 times:
The 328JET had an incredible climb rate, we were up to cruise alt. (FL270) in no time flat.
The 328JET was much more comfortable than any CRJ that I've been on. I believe the fuselage diameter is larger for the 328, thus a tall person against the window doesn't need to arc with the fuselage to fit in his/her seat. The seating layout of 1-2 was unique to me, I sat in 9C, nice comfy leather chairs with plenty of legroom.
One negative - engine start-up is incredibly noisy, overhead bins buzz and rattle, heck my fillings were buzzing and rattling. Seams like a bad case of harmonics that couldn't be engineered out of it. There is a definite lack of noise during idle and cruise with no bad harmonics during heavy power applications. You've got to give to get sometimes.
ROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6080 times:
I must say it's the 777 having the most powerful take off. I felt of being pusing back to the seat when the Thai 773 i flied with start rolling and then so smooth lift up...I think the MD-11 must be also poweful but never try yet.
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6060 times:
The amount of "enthusiasm" that an aircraft has on takeoff and climb is basically a function of the aircraft's thrust to weight ratio. On our Gulfstreams the takeoff thrust to weight ratio can be as high as .65 to 1 at light weights and .43 to 1 at max weights. While this isn't the 1+ to 1 that many military fighter aircraft have (and more than most airliners), it still makes for some astounding takeoffs and initial rates of climb.
We need the power to allow us to "direct climb" to FL410+ and above where we spend most of our cruise time. It makes for some very interesting rides. We warn our first-time passengers about the acceleration and deck angle. However, the vast majority of our passengers find the experience exhilarating and very enjoyable. As far as performance goes, it's not uncommon to see initial rates of climb from 3000 to 6000+ fpm depending upon our takeoff weight and 1500 to 2000 fpm out of FL390.
There's no doubt that some of the large jet transports have a lot of performance, but if you want a real "E-Ticket" ride you've got to try a bizjet.
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11793 posts, RR: 48 Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5894 times:
Two recent takeoffs of mine would certainly qualify for the powerful category, but certainly not loud.
BA 744 leaving DOH for BAH nearly empty. We used hardly any runway and our initial rate of climb was phenomenal - the engines were being throttled back before we'd even passed the terminal! I was on the upper deck, so a very quiet take-off for me personally.
EK 332 leaving DBX for DOH again nearly empty. A very short takeoff run and amazing climb rate. This flight also qualified as absolutely the quietest flight I've ever been on - I love those A330s.
Out of interest, both these planes had those jolly spiffing Rolls Royce engines hanging from the wings. I love looking out the window and seeing that RR on the engine.