Heinz From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 256 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9661 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."
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6784 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9503 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.