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Sun Sep 09, 2001 4:37 am

Has any body got any info on take off performances of aircraft, ne experiences of long or short take offs or unusual take offs etc
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RE: Takeoff?!

Sun Sep 09, 2001 4:46 am

i had a LONG take off BA 747-200 BOM-LHR, i didnt time it but i think it was around 40 seconds... pretty neat!!
also we had a double aborted take off when i was going to SJU-St. Lucia AE ATR-72
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RE: Takeoff?!

Sun Sep 09, 2001 3:12 pm

AA61hvy, around 40 seconds is nothing special for a big jet today.
I've had a nice one in Buenos Aires this year. Due to an incident on their main runway we had to use the shorter one for our flight to Paris CDG.
Runway 35/17 at 9203 x 147 feet (or 2805 x 45 meters).
THat was a pretty powerful take-off and we even had to leave cargo back in EZE in order to make it up.

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Sun Sep 09, 2001 3:24 pm

My longest take off was on a Qantas B744 to Sydney from Singapore... it took about 50+ seconds to lift off, virtually using up the whole runway. Amazingly, the shortest got to go to the ANA B777 from Shanghai to Osaka... they applied full power.. i think becuase of wet and slippery conditions. Took about 12 seconds.


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RE: Takeoff?!

Sun Sep 09, 2001 3:26 pm

FRA-MUC back in 1998 with a LH 310. We were about 1 hour late, and had 6 planes in MUC waiting for connection passengers to arrive. The captain was eager to be in MUC quickly, but the winds were turning quickly. So we went to 25L then 7R than back to 25L and finally to 18. Takeoff at MAX power, NO flaps with spooling up engines with applied parking brakes....

(We touched down 21 minutes later, and were at the baggage reclaim 3 minutes later. Timed everthing about that flight, Captain got some permission to exceed 250kt below least he told me so)

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Sun Sep 09, 2001 4:44 pm

I remember when the 727 was marketed to airlines back in the 60s as having a short takeoff roll for an aircraft of its time. Kinda funny how far we've come, that plane seems like it has the longest one of anything flying today.
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Sun Sep 09, 2001 4:53 pm

Longest was probably the A300, shortest either the A320 or amazingly the L1011 Tristar!  Love
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RE: Takeoff?!

Sun Sep 09, 2001 5:46 pm

My best takeoff was on an Alliance Air 737-200 on an early morning Departure from the old Cochin(COK) airport. The old Cochin airport had a very short runway which could barely support 737 ops. The aircraft stood for over a minute at the end of the runway,with the engines spooling up full blast. the pilot released the brakes and we were off like a rocket!

The 737-200's reputation of being a "fighter jet" was justified after all.

My slowest take-off was on an A320 ex-BOM. The pilot had probably used a low thrust setting or something, 'cos the aircraft used up nearly the entire runway(atleast 9000 feeet long). the initial climb was also pretty slow, and the real climb out began only after we completed a procedural turn over the sea.
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Sun Sep 09, 2001 8:10 pm

 Big thumbs up I think this 747 definately takes off too late !!!  Big thumbs up

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Take Off W/o Flaps

Sun Sep 09, 2001 8:21 pm

Today I flew from BKK to SIn in an Thai A300. The a/c was fully loaded with people. The take off was without flaps down. Is that unusual?

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Sun Sep 09, 2001 8:42 pm

The 340 at J'berg has a take off roll of 70 seconds, using up 14,000 feet of runway.
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Sun Sep 09, 2001 8:57 pm

Taking of with a charter airline with a fully loaded a/c takes some time. When I flew Premiair earlier this year our A333 used almost all of GOT 3300m long runway.

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RE: Takeoff?!

Sun Sep 09, 2001 9:06 pm

I have never timed but 727s take a huge amount of time to rotate!
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RE: Takeoff?!

Tue Sep 11, 2001 1:57 am

A340 (virgin in this case), bar none! at 75% pax, 100% fuel & cargo load, we were well over the numbers (for the opposite end!), before the main gear lifted. That and it took over 55 mins to get to FL310.
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RE: Takeoff?!

Tue Sep 11, 2001 8:48 pm

Longest takeoff ever for me was an SIA 744 taking off from Changi for a nonstop flight to BRU, back in 1993. Used most of the runway up before we rotated.

Most sportsy takeoff was in a British Airways 737 in 1995 flying from BRU to LGW. The flight was nearly empty and the captain must have really throttled em up pretty good. Pushed me back in my seat.

Shortest takeoff so far was in a Twin Otter departing Pokhara, Nepal.