US A333 PIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
Do modern planes ever lock up the breaks and crank the engines to full throttle on takeoffs anymore? They used to when I was very young and it always made for a spectacular powerful takeoff. I swear it hasn't happend since the very early 80's. I assume they don't do this as much because of the longer runways and more powerful engines. If there are any other reasons I'd love to know, and if any planes at any airports still do this I'd love to know. Thanks in advanced!
AS737900 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
When departing runway 8 at Juneau (PAJN) they still do this due to noise abatement on the straight-out departure and altitude restrictions on the Lemon Creek departure (the oh-my-god... we're making this kind of maneuver in a 737 departure)
BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
When i was departing St Lucia on a Brittania 767-200ER, we had the engines spool up to about 80% before releasing the already groaning breaks and shooting down that runway like a bat out of hell! rotated at around 170kts! a little to quick if you ask me!
RonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
I flew my first ever flight when I was 4 with a 737-200, and I do have a vague memory of a really speedy rotation and then an almost vertical climb- but then again, seeing as it was my very first time on a plane I might have been over-awed by the entire experience and maybe I remember it as more drastic than it really was.....
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1148 times:
We do it quite often in the corporate jets that I fly. It's a normal procedure anytime the available runway is less than 120% of the required runway distance. It's really a hoot, especially when we're light and/or flying a deadhead leg. (Wouldn't want to spill the boss's coffee!) It usually always gets a comment from the tower. Yea Haw!!!
Viflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 496 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
Our airline does it every now and then out of outstations with short runways. On the Saabs everynow and then especally when were maxed out. On the RJ's (EMB-135/145) it really cool.....hearing thoese jets scream and when they relase the brakes...you just zip down the runway. This happens espically in DCA when they give us the short runway (I can't recall y the #).
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1094 times:
Quite often the FedEx A310s and many of the Delta MD-80s do that here at CLE, even on the parallels (8,999 and 8,000). The MD-80s really roar!
I also miss the UA DC-10 which darn near blew me off the spotting knoll a few times doing that.
Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2590 posts, RR: 18 Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
As Maiznblu_757 said, just about every t/o is in the sling-shot manner. I've done it in a UAL 757 - the biggest plane going into SNA. Boy, is that fun! However, all the fun ends, when, as soon as you rotate, the pilot seriously chops back the engines to comply with TIGHT noise abatement procedures. Fun, and scary all at the same time!
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1031 times:
I remember this type of takeoff is done frequently by Air New Zealand 737-200s on domestic routes...at least they did when I was there. I've also been on DC-10s and an A320 that have done a "sling-shot" takeoff...it is very exciting.
TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 998 times:
Hey, I know EXACTLY what you are talking about! When I was in Port Blair (IXZ) (andaman and Nicobar), we revved those ?JT8Ds? up to full throttle and literally FLEW outta there!!! It was awesome!!! Also in BTV (Burlington, Vermont, USA) We shoot right out on those UAL CRj's!!!
707guy From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 205 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 963 times:
I remember when I was in the Navy flying on C-9's - I used to say that you could always tell the reserve pilots who used to fly fighters - because they would do that all the time. Interesting feeling when you're sitting right behind a few thousand pounds of cargo that you hope you netted the right way!