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The Most Powerful Take Off  
User currently offlineBoeingflying31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7412 times:

What is the loudest, most powerful take off you have experienced? Mine would have to be the 744, although that might change when I ride on a 772 in a few weeks Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7329 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!

User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7295 times:

You will be amazed to see how much power the 777 has during take-off! Which airline will you be flying with it?

User currently offlineFlyABR From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7236 times:

of the planes i've been on...definitely a pratt powered 757! don't know about RB211 equipped 757s...

User currently offline65captin From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7203 times:

Mine was on a triple seven BA San Diego-London. Those engines were screaming, I believe it was the GE 90. But man u had to be there to hear it. Wooooh!!!


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User currently offlineType-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5043 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7133 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!



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7122 times:

As far as airliners go, the most powerful and quickest climbing takeoff I've ever experienced was on a Delta MD-90. That thing is a rocket with wings....

User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7089 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!!


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7060 times:

The A340 anyone? anyone? anyone?

User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7038 times:

Definitley the 772 SAN-LGW.....man those things were howlin! Also, HP's 752 from SAN-PHX, sittin 13A.....niiiice sound....of cvourse any 752 ride is a blast!


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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7019 times:

I've seen ATA 757's use LESS runway than ATA 738's and Southwest 737's

It looks like the 757's are going to stall as they are climbing, but it is a beautiful site.

So a 757 taking off out of Midway or even SNA is pretty impressive.



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User currently offlineB2707SST From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1369 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6987 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.

--B2707SST



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User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6987 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 !!!!


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6885 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.

[Edited 2003-10-03 06:48:55]


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6866 times:

I was on a Delta 764 flying MCO-ATL and it sure seemed to shoot up quick

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6844 times:

MD11s are impressive!!!  Wow!

It's crazy. A half loaded MD11 from PEN to SIN used less runway length than a MH B734 to KUL.  Nuts

They certainly rule!!!  Love


User currently offlineChallengerDan From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6775 times:

Two very good powerful take-offs that i experienced were on a AirTransat L1011-500 out of Ponta Delgada, Azores, and a United 757 out of Santa Ana.




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User currently offlineKlm-md11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6776 times:

a 737 800 out of Skiathos, Greece, full of pax, but light on fuel...

It´s a 5000 ft. runway... so you can image!



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User currently offlineSkiordie From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

The most impressive takeoff I remembered was a AA 757 departing for Vail.

Line up on the runway,
turned off the a/c,
full power,
release brakes....Zoom..

almost as impressive was the arrival in LGA, wet runway, smooth landing, strong engine braking and a gentle roll to the gate.

It was a great trip thanks a lot!!

Also AA, 727 from Chicago to Lga. Lightly loaded, fast taxi, immediate departure. It felt like we were going straight up.

Thanks again


User currently offlineROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6653 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.

User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6633 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.

Jetguy


User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6620 times:

Easy one Big thumbs up

I was on the Oshkosh Air Venture in August 1998, where a British Airways Concorde was displayed, and its take-off was something I had never witnessed before and never will forget..... Smile


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6467 times:
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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.  Smile



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User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6319 times:

Concorde, of course.

Again Rolls-Royce engines!

(And a go-around in an EK A330 arriving at BAH was pretty powerful as well....!)


User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6273 times:

The most powerful takeoff i have witnessed is this KLM 744 techflight departing MMX:

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The runway at MMX is 2800 meters, and that 747 rotated somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of that length, kinda like an Avro.


25 Post contains images Shamrock_747 : The most powerful takeoff I have ever experienced was on board British Airways flight BA001 departing from Heathrow for JFK. The aircraft was G-BOAC.
26 OO-AOG : Learjet 31, no other passenger aircraft can match it.
27 RickB : Got to be Concorde !! After a flight on G-BOAD - everything else I have been on has been rather tame including 757's !! RickB
28 L-188 : Wrong, Wrong and Wrong. Nothing compares to a L-188 on Takeoff. You have the prop wash accounting for 70% of the lift of the wing. Just makes it get o
29 Foxecho : I'm surprised no one has mentioned the 747 SP as for the MD-11 I flew on an Empty FedEx one ferrying back from EWR to MEM a few years ago, we blasted
30 Jblake1 : Believe it or not it was on WN 737. Wind storm in Chicago and I was headed to Detroit. The captain warned us that it would be a loud take off and it w
31 Arrow : "Nothing compares to a L-188 on Takeoff." I agree. No jet I've ever flown on can match that. Once got on a short-hop Electra flight with hardly any pa
32 Accidentally : 757, RB211, flaps 5, max power, brakes held initially to insure symmetrical thrust, 75% load, LGA-DFW, 6am. Rocketship is the name.
33 Tjwgrr : Believe it or not, a NWA A-320 out of GRR (Grand Rapids, MI.) We were just starting to get hit by the front edge of a big winter storm/ blizzard that
34 Post contains images Airdolomiti : Got to be Concorde !! After a flight on G-BOAD - everything else I have been on has been rather tame including 757's !! ------------------------- I se
35 Corsair2 : Thrust to weight ratio is the highest on the 757 and GV. These climb like no tomorrow. I love the 727 takeoff with those thunderous JT8D engines even
36 Ual747 : If you really want to find out what the most powerful takeoff is, you need to find out the power to weight ratio. I would do it for you, but I gotta h
37 Sabena332 : My most powerful take of was on FRA's runway 18, I flew on SW to LHR and only a few passengers were on board of the 744. Patrick
38 Bhxforever : I don't remember Concorde being that powerful on takeoff, also I was near the front so it was fairly quiet, but maybe I was just too absorbed in video
39 Marcus : BA 744 out of SAN, back when the flight made a stop at PHX and continued to LGW.............the SAN-PHX flights were allways low on passengers and fue
40 B752fanatic : The 757 has one of the best t/o performance in its class. the 752 could takeoff in a 1700-1800 M runway. Its by far one of the best. The 737 NG has on
41 AA61hvy : The 777 is something else, with 645,000lbs we used 7,000 feet on a July afternoon in DFW, but the 757 takes the cake, the power to weight ratio is awe
42 Ual747 : Actually, AA's MD-11's were more powerful than their 777's, if you look at power to weight. MD-11's (I think) are generally more powerful than most 77
43 Ybacpa : Personally, it was a Virgin 742 @ Heathrow- closest thing to a rocket I've ever been on. I've also found 757s & 777s feel very athletic during takeoff
44 Airbus340313x : How about those Air Canada DC8's freigthers that were remotorised with CFM56 engines, they were quite powerful on takeoff!
45 IndianFlyboy : Would a MiG 21-BIS with full afterburner's count ???
46 KaiTakFan : The most impressive take offs I remember are the following ORD-HKG on UA 895 and LAX-SYD on UA 815. I have done these flights many times, but the take
47 ConcordeBoy : 1) SSC departing JFK (RR) 2) 772ER departing ATL (GE) 3) 752 departing CLE (RR)
48 Aaron747 : If you want to feel the ultimate in takeoff power, sit behind the wing on a fully loaded 744.
49 DeltaGuy : Best takeoff's... 1- MD-88, almost empty....PRM says rotation 10-15 degrees...yeah right, I feel so much more, that thing CLIMBS...it's like being on
50 Corsair2 : Found a chart I did some time ago for a project with some comparisons of thrust to weight. Weights are MTOW and thrust is based on one powerplant mfr
51 CV990 : Hi! I have 3 models that I think are quite impressive: MD11 - For a big wide body the MD11 is a massive power machine on take-off! 727-100 - This air
52 WorldTraveler : my personal favorite.... (since I've never flown supersonic) :-( a DL 757 from CVG-ATL (373 mi) in the winter with about 50 people on board. fortunate
53 GD727 : I was personally surprised at how powerful the 763 was. The first time I flew on one (ATL-TPA, fully loaded), we made it off the runway after only app
54 SLCPilot : Somebody mentioned a Learjet 31. I have flown in three different Lears... Learjet 55 - acceleration like the average airliner. The neatest thing about
55 ThirtyEcho : The launch of Apollo 11; nothing in the man-made world is louder than a Saturn V except for the explosion of a hydrogen bomb. If they didn't pour a mi
56 Tommy767 : Kind of strange, but I find a jolt in an MD-80 and the ERJ's AA: EWR-DFW: WOW CO: EWR-PWM: ERJ.
57 SLCPilot : ThirtyEcho, While not related to avaition, your claim is an interesting one, and I'm trying to think of an exception (unsucessfully so far). Sound is
58 Customs172 : F-18 The loudest I have heard
59 Post contains links AlexG : My most impressive take-offs were DE 752 (watched) and TG 772 (onboard). Both discussed before, plz see http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_a
60 Alessandro : Hmm, I would imagine the Tu144 take off would be pretty spectacular?
61 Redfox : The most impressive take-off I have ever experienced was B747-4xx operated by Thai. LHR to BKK in May, don't get me wrong I have flown on a few B747-4
62 CanadianNorth : Well i find that a B737-200Adv with the JT8D-17s on a good day can produce a good takeoff... just full power, release brakes, fly down a short gravel
63 UAL777 : The loudest I have ever witnessed was a B-1b at an airshow at Maxwell AFB. As for the most powerful I have experianced, that would have to be my first
64 Post contains links and images FLYSSC : December 1999. London Heathrow. Air France Concorde F-BVFC. After a flight JFK-LHR chartered by a British Tour Operator, the ferry flight to bring us
65 Kevin752 : I think my most powerful takeoff was the Lt1011 by ATA from HNL-LAX and a A319-112 on Coratia Airlines SPU-FRA. That takeoff has to be very powerful
66 Post contains links and images Plane Holland : 777-200ER Varig from Amsterdam to CDG . Only 12 pax onboard.. wow, this was a quick takeoff.. also the return flight from CDG to AMS under 20 pax, aga
67 Bobs89irocz : An RB211(Rolls Royce) equipted 757 take offs are AWSOME. I have been on a flight out of AFW (Alliance Fort Worth, Tx) and there was only me 2 other gu
68 GoAibusGo : For me up to now : Wide-body : The MD-11 (especially the pratt-powered from Martinair) Narrow-body: The MD-90 RJ : The EMBRAER ERJ- 145 Turboprop: ATR
69 GoAibusGo : By the way, I once ferried with a Sobelair 767-300 (OO-SLS) from Amsterdam to Brussels. We took off in severe cross- wind and rotated instantly. That
70 Cba : 1. RR 757's (the PW's aren't all that powerful) 2. 777-200ER (IAH-EWR) Light fuel load, hence a powerful takeoff 3. 737-700, this thing climbs like a
71 Sushka : Mine were: Finnair DC9 up to cruising alt in no time Aeroflot 737-400 felt like a rocket on takeoff! I don't remember any rocketing on my 757 flights
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