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Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?  
User currently offlineHeinz From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 256 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6931 times:

What is meant by 'over-rotation', as in this text from Justplanes:

"A Boeing 747 (N3203Y) on a military flight from Anchorage AK to Travis AFB AK over-rotated on takeoff from Anchorage on 28Dec causing substantial damage to the tail. The aircraft continued to Travis AFB where the damage was discovered."





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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6892 times:

When the crews pulls up too quick an bangs the tail on the ground.
Iain


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6873 times:

Tailstrike!!!!!

User currently offlineHeinz From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6853 times:

Amazing the crew didn't notice anything...

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6851 times:

I would've thought that the example is quite self-explanetory!

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6835 times:

I know!
Same here!


User currently offlineEWR757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 360 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6784 times:



It also guarantees a visit with the Chief Pilot, a re check in the sim and a look by Freindly Aviation Administration.


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6615 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6773 times:

When rotating the 777-300 properly, the tail comes to within 3 ft of the runway apparently. Most 777-300 pilots rotate too slowly, which ensures them more tail clearance, but that's not what the company want, as they end up eating up more runway doing this.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6726 times:

"Over-rotation" also describes an event caused by loading an aircraft too tail-heavy. The pilot rotates normally, but the aircraft quickly pitches to a higher attitude than the pilot intended.


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