TheSonntag
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Question About This Stormy Take-off

Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:26 pm

I stepped on this video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb7Mkw9_rL0&feature=related

That looks pretty extreme to me. The plane apparently is a 763ER. So my question is: What are actually the limits for takeoffs? Was there much margin left, or was this relatively close to the limits? Looks scary to me...
 
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RE: Question About This Stormy Take-off

Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:49 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Thread starter):
What are actually the limits for takeoffs?

The limiting is the crosswind. The more crosswind the worse it gets. The max crosswind component is different for every airplane. Usually it is somewhere around 30-35 knots roughly.
This limit reduces when the runway is wet, snowy, icy etc. Then it can go down to 5 knots...
It looks scary, but difficult to say if it is was out of limits or not.

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RE: Question About This Stormy Take-off

Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:56 pm

This video has been EXTENSIVELY discussed in previous threads.

Like Wilco said, crosswind is normally limiting (though there may be more restrictive policies at some companies about gusts, taking off in proximity to unstable weather, etc.) There is nothing available to indicate that this takeoff was out of limits or unsafe.
 
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RE: Question About This Stormy Take-off

Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:57 pm

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 2):
This video has been EXTENSIVELY discussed in previous threads.

Ah I see. I thought so, but didnt find it   Do you have a link?  
 
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RE: Question About This Stormy Take-off

Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:07 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 3):
Quoting PGNCS (Reply 2):
This video has been EXTENSIVELY discussed in previous threads.

Ah I see. I thought so, but didnt find it Do you have a link?

Here's one thread from 2010.
Video - Takeoff In A Storm. (by btblue Apr 8 2010 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Question About This Stormy Take-off

Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:32 pm

Thank you for the link... Somehow I am happy I was not on that ride  

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