Date: 04 Jun 97 13:03:57 From: email@example.com (Larry Stone) Organization: InterServe Communications, Inc. References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1997.1155@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote: >>... as we crossed the coast line (taking off towards >>the west) both engines went suddenly very quiet. >I can't recall ever experiencing anything like that on a flight out of >LAX, and it does sound rather odd. Perhaps you were momentarily being >held at a given altitude to provide clearance from other traffic. You >were on a 757, which has almost fighter-like climb performance -- maybe >the controller didn't expect so quick a climb. But Karl, your last flight out of LAX was on a dinky 737. We both know a 757 can eat one for lunch and still out climb it. :-) More to the point, there's a VFR corridor along the coast down to 2,500 (although for VFR traffic, a clearance from ATC is required). So when it's in use, a departure out of LAX is going to get a 2,000' initial altitude assignment. Once clear, you get cleared higher. -- -- Larry Stone --- firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.interserve.com/~lstone/ Belmont, CA, USA My opinions, not United's.