B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
AA61hvy, around 40 seconds is nothing special for a big jet today.
I've had a nice one in Buenos Aires this year. Due to an incident on their main runway we had to use the shorter one for our flight to Paris CDG.
Runway 35/17 at 9203 x 147 feet (or 2805 x 45 meters).
THat was a pretty powerful take-off and we even had to leave cargo back in EZE in order to make it up.
Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1104 times:
My longest take off was on a Qantas B744 to Sydney from Singapore... it took about 50+ seconds to lift off, virtually using up the whole runway. Amazingly, the shortest got to go to the ANA B777 from Shanghai to Osaka... they applied full power.. i think becuase of wet and slippery conditions. Took about 12 seconds.
SailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1100 times:
FRA-MUC back in 1998 with a LH 310. We were about 1 hour late, and had 6 planes in MUC waiting for connection passengers to arrive. The captain was eager to be in MUC quickly, but the winds were turning quickly. So we went to 25L then 7R than back to 25L and finally to 18. Takeoff at MAX power, NO flaps with spooling up engines with applied parking brakes....
(We touched down 21 minutes later, and were at the baggage reclaim 3 minutes later. Timed everthing about that flight, Captain got some permission to exceed 250kt below FL100.......at least he told me so)
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1742 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
I remember when the 727 was marketed to airlines back in the 60s as having a short takeoff roll for an aircraft of its time. Kinda funny how far we've come, that plane seems like it has the longest one of anything flying today.
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1066 times:
My best takeoff was on an Alliance Air 737-200 on an early morning Departure from the old Cochin(COK) airport. The old Cochin airport had a very short runway which could barely support 737 ops. The aircraft stood for over a minute at the end of the runway,with the engines spooling up full blast. the pilot released the brakes and we were off like a rocket!
The 737-200's reputation of being a "fighter jet" was justified after all.
My slowest take-off was on an A320 ex-BOM. The pilot had probably used a low thrust setting or something, 'cos the aircraft used up nearly the entire runway(atleast 9000 feeet long). the initial climb was also pretty slow, and the real climb out began only after we completed a procedural turn over the sea.
WN700Driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 997 times:
A340 (virgin in this case), bar none! at 75% pax, 100% fuel & cargo load, we were well over the numbers (for the opposite end!), before the main gear lifted. That and it took over 55 mins to get to FL310.