Cubsrule wrote:snasteve wrote:TTailedTiger wrote:Everyone talks about the steep takeoffs at SNA, I'd like to experience it some day. One of my airline pilot friends told me that it's really not that steep but rather Orange County residents have their nose so high up in the air that it just feels that way.
You might be disappointed nowadays. It was fun during the the 80s and 90s as jets were a bit louder, was very much the slingshot takeoff to get up high and then reduce thrust and coast. The newest planes don’t reduce power as much or for as long as they’re already quite overhead.
Indeed. On aircraft like the 738 it feels more or less like a normal post-takeoff rollback of thrust. It’s not very exciting at all.
MrBretz wrote:BoeingGuy, you have explained why the takeoffs there are not as fun anymore. Thanks. But I do like the slight left turn followed by a slight right turn to track the Back Bay. I may have to see if I can find some old videos on youtube. I recall fondly the America West 757 on flights to PHX. They were probably lightly loaded. In fact, I recall a FA calling it an Eticket ride if anyone remembers what that means.
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