skywatch
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Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:00 pm

Ok, the standard rule in US airspace is 250kts or less below 10,000 feet, right?

---Is that 10,000 ft rule MSL or AGL? Say you have some high airport, maybe 7,000 MSL. After climbing 3000 ft, could you accelerate to cruising speed?

That's been bothering me for a while. Thanks in advance!

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redcordes
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:31 pm

10,000 MSL. Yes you could accelerate to cruise if ATC accepts and no othe restrictions.
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:18 pm

Quoting Skywatch (Thread starter):
could you accelerate to cruising speed?

Actually you can accelerate to normal cruising speed AT ten thousand feet. The restriction is below, in other words, it excludes ten thousand. I've done a few short routes in jet and we'd climb to ten thousand, level off, then accelerate to a speed often just below the barber pole. I've exceeded 250 any number of times within maybe three thousand feet of the ground.
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:30 pm

if there is a 250 knt speed restriction below 10,000 feet then why on the ITVV B737 Stansted-Lisbon video is the pilot flying at 275 IAS at 8,000 feet?
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:41 pm

Quoting Justplanecrazy (Reply 3):

Well, the rule I refer to us just the US FARs.

For the flight you ask about, maybe someone who operates under those rules can comment.
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:24 pm

Quoting Justplanecrazy (Reply 3):
if there is a 250 knt speed restriction below 10,000 feet then why on the ITVV B737 Stansted-Lisbon video is the pilot flying at 275 IAS at 8,000 feet?

Simple, in a number of places in Europe, U.K. for sure and I've seen it in Gr. the controller will issue a "no speed restriction" clearance giving the crew the option of a high speed climb, or descent for that matter. Flying into CDG I've NEVER seen the option and in fact usually get slowed to 250 kts up around FL180! Departing CDG the SIDS state 250 below FL100 unless authorized by ATC. I departed there one night heavy and Vclean was 290kts and CDG dept. got a little irritated until I explained that was as slow as we could go then she just said "please tell me in the future". "OOOOOOKay"
 
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:40 pm

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 5):
I departed there one night heavy and Vclean was 290kts

Wow! What were you flying? The Concorde?  Smile
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting SABE (Reply 6):
What were you flying?

No just an MD-11 at high gross wgt. Vclean is normally 287-289kts at high to max gross wgt.
 
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:53 am

Wow! I didn't realize Vclean could be so high for passenger aircraft even at HGW. Learned something new, thanks CosmicCruiser!
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 5):
Vclean was 290kts

What the heck is VClean?
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:53 am

Minimum speed with flaps and gear up (clean config.).
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:45 pm

Quoting SuseJ772 (Reply 9):
What the heck is VClean?

That's my cousin  biggrin   Big grin

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 7):
No just an MD-11 at high gross wgt. Vclean is normally 287-289kts at high to max gross wgt.

After a high weight takeoff on the MD-11 the pilot usually has to keep the slats extended until FL100, and only then accelerate to Vclean and retract the slats, unless ATC allows him to accelerate beyond 250kts at lower altitudes.
 
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:46 pm

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 7):
No just an MD-11 at high gross wgt. Vclean is normally 287-289kts at high to max gross wgt.

The 744 is in the same range 287-289KIAS.
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RE: Altitude And Airspeed Questions

Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:01 pm

Quoting Vmcg (Reply 11):
After a high weight takeoff on the MD-11 the pilot usually has to keep the slats extended until FL100, and only then accelerate to Vclean and retract the slats, unless ATC allows him to accelerate beyond 250kts at lower altitudes.

Perhaps you worded that a little wrong. We would advise dept. on the initial contact that we would be climbing at xxxkts (a very common situation in a heavy jet on a long leg and at most all int'l arpts it isn't a req'd call) and they already know or will accomodate you and then you clean up on schedule. Any prob will result in a small vector but keeping the slats out until fl100 would be the last thing I would want to do....CC

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