Airbus A320-200 , 214 version at mtow (74 tons) (max thrust) normal takeoff roll is 4000 feet, no headwind, at sea level, I see this happen daily at the airport were I work, Horta International Airport (LPHR).
The runway lenght is 5600 feet.
Lockeed I d´ont know, but I think that it is less than 7000 feet, depending in the thrust of the engines and the mtow version.
Well then Sushka, specify a takeoff weight for the big three engine Lockheed and will give an accurate answer...have all the numbers here. With over ten thousand command hours in the big bird, I should know...but hey if I don't, our Dir Ops (with over 15,000 hours in type) certainly should....
Oh Cedar they were great when lightly loaded like when they departed LGA. Let me tell you when you get a heavy 1011-100 is a dog and they use alot of runway just like that video demonstrates. LGA flight were minimal flts with light fuel loads.
Kinda of a side note here, but why don't they just extend the runway at LGA to a more reasonable length, say 9000ft? I'm not too familiar with the airport, but I believe the runways are build on piers, right? So couldn't those piers be extended?
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A good, pretty intuitive equation for calculating the approximate takeoff distance of an aircraft flying into a headwind is:
Takeoff distance = distance for zero wind X [(Vo - Vw) / Vo]²
...where Vo is the takeoff velocity with zero wind and Vw is the velocity of the headwind. Unfortunately, I only have takeoff distance figures for the 320 and L1011 at sea level, so I can't get you exactly what you want...
DAirbus yes FLT 17 took alot of runway to get off as a matter of fact it was the flt/plane to watch if you wanted a long takeoff/slow climb if you were a spotter at DFW 2001 and earlier. It took a bit longer than the MD-11's bound for Tokyo or the 777's for Europe adn DC-10's bound for HNL. One of the last days it operated that flt it used just about all of 17R to lift.
JHooper, by counting the shoulder markings on the runway (which I'm pretty sure are spaced at 100 feet), I got just about 8,000 feet. Had to estimate though when a taxiway got in the way. I believe that runway is around 12,000 feet (that's what I remember, and also the shoulder markings switched direction at about 6,000 feet).
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