N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
I've never heard that. Do they "run up" one or two engines at a time, or do all of them run up at once? The latter would put an enormous strain on the brakes, I assume. I don't even know why a jet run-up would be necessary. I'm curious as well.
-N243NW (My 100th post!)
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
I've seen in-cockpit footage of an AN-225 taking off and the pilots applies FULL power to all 6 engines at once. The jetblast behind is very severe and would probably damage a plane lined up behind it.
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
In my enthusiastic passenger experience, I took off from O'Hare 31R enroute San Francisco, and we applied full throttle before rolling (UA 747-200). Coming back, the pilot flying a UA 747-400 decided to take off to the north, whatever runway that is, though I know it's comparitavely short, and we pretty much made a casual takeoff without any rnwy run-up. In conclusion, I don't know why they do or don't do it.