Re: Climb rates for airliners

From: (Brad Ward)
Organization: University of California, Irvine
Date:         03 Nov 95 02:51:34 
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 noise abatement procedures do affect
> things like stated above (climb/departure procedures).

  The classic example being John Wayne in Orange County (SNA).  Taking off
there is pretty fun.. a very steep initial climb, a little levelling off and a
cut in the power.  It's also interesting to watch from the ground.. I once saw
an America West 737 take it REALLY steep.  Didn't last very long at that
angle, the captain brought the nose down sooner and faster than normal, which
I'm sure felt really good to the passengers..=)  Funny thing about all the
extra work to quiet things down, the planes are still pretty noisy in Newport
Beach (under the flight path).