AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6030 times:
The 767 is a different ball game! Last week with 250 souls on board on a hot and still day the Captain pressed EPR and good old VH-ZXG dumped the derate and applied full thrust. After babbling to get "Eighty knots Vee One Rotate" out we were airborne by taxiway Golf on Runway 16R and climbing like the proverbial homesick angel.
That being said I've got shots of VH-OJH and VH-OEI doing the same thing!
OzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6012 times:
I have noticed the difference in acceleration between a 76 and a 74 Anthony, actually I might have seen that t/o in 'ZXG, not too sure about the 'old' part though.
How about long takeoffs? I came back to Sydney from Johannesburg (the night of the Bali Bombings as it happened). I knew it was going to be interesting when I overheard a conversation about how much fuel the APU had burnt as I waited at the end of the jetway. We lined up and started trundling forward without any real sense of acceleration at all, we eventually got airborne after a 62 second roll.
Monty Python's Flying Circus has nothing to do with aviation, except perhaps for Management personnel.