AWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1050 times:
I heard (or read, don't remember) a while back that aircraft arriving and departing IAH are not speed controlled... the way I understood is that pilots don't have to follow certain speeds when departing and arriving or something.
I'm really interested in learning more about this, and for somebody to correct me if I'm explaining it wrong.
Thomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1019 times:
I know for a fact that this is true. I know a CO captian on a 737. There are no speed limits when planes are departing except to the south over the city. Other airports that bend the rule are places like Lax and SFO when they are departing over the ocean. There is a very gray area when it comes to this rule. This has been broken a lot more in the past years as delays are rising. I think 300 knots should be the rule below 10000ft rather than 250.