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Very Short SWA 73G Takeoff Roll  
User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2772 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12474 times:

I just got back from PDX and right before I left I watched this SWA 737-700 depart and was amazing at how fast it accelerated and climbed. This is absolutely not a self-plug but I posted the video right when I got home to share with you folks. Is this normal? Or was this 737 just empty most likely?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlRdaM3uZTo&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

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User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2673 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12436 times:

20 seconds from brake release to liftoff is pretty good. You can hear the wind on the microphone of the camera. I wonder what the headwind was.

User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12423 times:

Yeah, it was really windy, that may have been it right there. But the acceleration was pretty amazing.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20007 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12422 times:

19 second roll. Not bad.

User currently offlineBAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12399 times:

I've got one for you:

This is an Icelandair 757-200 at Reykjavik (BIRK), from brake release to nose up was about 12 seconds. He was off the deck in less than 2000 ft. THAT is impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KKruMGYnlM

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User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12399 times:



Quoting BAW716 (Reply 4):

With passengers and cargo on board?



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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12399 times:

20 seconds on cool headwinds, at sea level... Sounds good, albeit about right to me... I usually time departures of AM B73Ns at hot & high conditions @ MEX (Elev: 7,315 Ft) at 29-31 seconds. Cool nights / early morning departures may go down to 27 seconds rolls.

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User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12353 times:

Alright, thanks for the responses guys.  Smile


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User currently offlineSebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12103 times:

Yeah well check this one out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq8hiH3KJg8

Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
With passengers and cargo on board?

I believe this one was a demonstration of its capabilities, i would seriously doubt it has passengers on, prehaps it could be a ferry flight?

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User currently offlineNbgskygod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12006 times:

Now here is a short take-off run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQMQAaEFkow



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User currently offlineRobINDYHP From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11845 times:

I have been seeing a lot of southwest planes taking off faster lately, we just started our new loading system, maybe that is helping, everything is a lot more tail heavy than we used to load.

User currently offlineThebatman From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 848 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11597 times:
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Quoting Nbgskygod (Reply 9):
Now here is a short take-off run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQMQA...EFkow

Holy cow! That was like 5 seconds from brakes off. That's insane...



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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11454 times:

I've seen those southwest 737s nearly stop on a dime landing! Its like a big dash 8!

User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 10861 times:
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Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
With passengers and cargo on board?

I would doubt it as this is at an airshow.

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User currently offlineNWA783 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 10469 times:



Quoting Nbgskygod (Reply 9):
Now here is a short take-off run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQMQAaEFkow

That had to be one lightly loaded plane and one heck of a headwind.



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User currently offlineSevenforeseven From France, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9734 times:

B757, A318,19,20,21. Windy day, nothing can beat thier VR performance. NOTHING.

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9219 times:

The foot markers showed nose off apx 2500ft and mains off just past 3000ft.
Pretty slick.
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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2474 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8879 times:

I watched this bad boy take-off using no more than 4000' on an empty ferry flight from GRR to ORD back on December 12:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...8/history/20081212/1800Z/KGRR/KORD

Wish I had photos or a video.....



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User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 912 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8200 times:



Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
With passengers and cargo on board?

No, it was at an Airshow.

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User currently offlineWNTex From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7915 times:



Quoting RobINDYHP (Reply 10):
we just started our new loading system

what new loading system? are you talking about bags or pax?

Quoting RobINDYHP (Reply 10):
everything is a lot more tail heavy than we used to load

why?



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User currently offlineUsafret From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Icelandair flies international out of Keflavik (KFF?) with a 10,000 foot plus runway, as it was a joint US-Icelandic air base. I flew them twice while stationed there back in the early 1990s. The US military is gone, but the air terminal is there and is very nice. I agree this was an air show or a demo flight of that 757 as the Reyjavik airport is for domestic flights only, mostly turboprops and suspect it has a much shorter runway. IMHO on domestic AA flights, the 757 is my favorite aircraft. I've noticed it uses little runway and gets airborne fast compared to the MD 80 series and even the Embraer 140s.

User currently offlineCanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

If I can ever remember to bring the video camera early in the morning, there is a UPS 757 that leaves PBI near the crack of dawn most days. This bird if off the ground faster than you can say "What can brown do for you."

Talked to the pilot about it one day (he was non-reving out on us) and he told me with an empty plane, you can almost stand the 757 on its tail at takeoff. He said it was the most overpowered aircraft in operation.


User currently offlineSkoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3266 times:



Quoting WNTex (Reply 19):

Quoting RobINDYHP (Reply 10):
we just started our new loading system

what new loading system? are you talking about bags or pax?

Quoting RobINDYHP (Reply 10):
everything is a lot more tail heavy than we used to load

why?

Try this:

http://blogsouthwest.com/blog/load-planning-system

Quote:
But no more! This week we successfully launched our Load Planning System (LPS), which is a preplanning tool that automates aircraft loading. It was developed to improve our current baggage loading process and to make best use of bin space, with an ultimate goal of improving operational and fuel efficiency.



User currently offlineWNTex From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2870 times:



Quoting Skoker (Reply 22):
Try this:

http://blogsouthwest.com/blog/load-p...ystem

Thanks Skoker



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User currently offlineMoek2000 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

I saw a UA 744 take off in melbourne after about 12 secs! I couldnt believe my eyes!

User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Blah, blah, blah...

I saw a Piper J-3 take off ACROSS a runway.


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