AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3531 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (3 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 6250 times:
Too many variables to provide any specific number; however, one can use the previously noted 3500# as a good starting point. Lighter weights gives lower number, higher weights gives higher number. Always remember that the 45 minutes is as LAST CRUISING ALTITUDE... not at the lower altitudes normally associated with holding.
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