Well, for someone like me who is not familiar with the aircraft it takes a bit of time to sort through the performance data and come up with numbers to answer your questions better. Here is a link to the Boeing website directory of detailed tech info on all their planes (sorry, the DC and MD
models don't look like they've been adopted into the directory) http://www.boeing.com/assocproducts/aircompat/plan_manuals.html
After a quick look, though, looks like the CO
738 (? Didn't think they had -700's) SNA
would be really weight restricted... 140, 000 pounds... To get into the air on a standard day. What the performance charts do say that gives you an edge on T/O is the numbers they calculate assume no wind. Say you have a 15 knot headwind... That's like starting your run at 15 KIAS instead of 0. They also don't mention use of short field technique. I've never flown out of SNA
, but a friend of mine who has told me he was surprised at how steep an angle he climbed out at (hmm... Could that be the pilot climbing out at Vx like he would for short field?). Maybe a pilot who knows these planes can elaborate?
As for the different elevations of SNA
and CRQ, a couple hundred feet doesn't make a whole lot of difference. The performance charts list every 2000 feet of altitude and there is not a whole lot of change from one data point to the next.