Heinz
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Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:06 am

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."



 
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RE: Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:09 am

When the crews pulls up too quick an bangs the tail on the ground.
Iain
 
fritzi
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RE: Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:11 am

Tailstrike!!!!!
 
Heinz
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RE: Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:40 am

Amazing the crew didn't notice anything...
 
EGGD
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RE: Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:41 am

I would've thought that the example is quite self-explanetory!
 
dc-10 levo
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RE: Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:52 am

I know!
Same here!
 
ewr757
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RE: Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 7:14 pm



It also guarantees a visit with the Chief Pilot, a re check in the sim and a look by Freindly Aviation Administration.
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Tue Jan 08, 2002 8:12 pm

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.
 
jhooper
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RE: Over-rotation, What Does It Mean?

Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:01 am

"Over-rotation" also describes an event caused by loading an aircraft too tail-heavy. The pilot rotates normally, but the aircraft quickly pitches to a higher attitude than the pilot intended.
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