KPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2741 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12433 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?
Adriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12358 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.
Usafret From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4467 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.
CanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4259 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.
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.