|Quoting Gemuser (Reply 10):|
...a max performance take off, when the pilot has the engines to full power with the brakes jammed on...
You're talking about a normal departure from SNA
, then, right?
One of the things I miss about my previous-1 job is taking off out of SNA
. It was always amusing to hear how different pilots would explain what was going to happen, for the sake of the infrequent flyer pax. Once I sat next to some poor guy who was an uneasy flyer at best, and he nearly had a coronary. I spent a good 15 minutes explaining how the plane wasn't really going to shake itself to bits.
Interesting question, would a 707 or 727 be OK
's puny little runway? Would they be weight limited at all? (Let's agree to ignore the noise factor, the thought of a JT3C-equipped 707 thrashing Newport Beach is pleasing but it would use up the noise quota for a year...)