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SJC Take-off Question  
User currently offlinePhxflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Hi everyone! I recently took a trip on Southwest from Phoenix to San Jose. An interesting thing happened on the take-off out of San Jose. There was the normal power reduction at about 1000 feet, but then another unexpected and pretty large reduction about a minute later. The engines powered up again after about 2 minutes and things went on as usual. I never felt uneasy or in danger in any way, but I'm a little confused about that second power reduction. Things were nice and smooth, no clouds... Does anybody know what happened? Maybe noise abatement procedures?


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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Noice abatement or maybe traffic?


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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3588 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

If you took off to the north the departure procedure includes a level-off until you complete the turn southbound and clear the arrival corridors for OAK and SFO. That level-off is often removed by ATC if there is no conflicting traffic. If you took off to the south there is no published reason for a second power reduction... perhaps ATC deconflicting your acft with other traffic?

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User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Which direction was the flow? South flow takes you right over downtown.

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