Date: 28 Jun 98 18:47:55 From: email@example.com (G3AV8TOR) Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com References: 1 Followups: 1
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Eric: When I was a kid, my parents would frequenlty take me to Atlanta Airport. I would sit next to what is now the approach end of 26R for hours and watch the jets come and go. (Not to mention the Connies, Electras...I feel old.) The business jets I fly will have a take-off speed of about 120-135 knots indicated depending on takeoff weight, airport elevation, and outside temperature. I say indicated because the actual speed, or true airspeed, can be higher due to airport altitude and outside temperature. And, of course, the ground speed is affected by a headwind of tailwind. (A headwind is preferable.) My final approach speed is usually between 120-140 knots indicated. This number is based on the aircraft weight at landing and wind. The more I weigh, the higher the approach speed. More speed is added for gusty winds. This is usually bled off 10 to 15 knots over the runway threshold before touchdown. Again, true airspeed and groundspeed will be affected by the same factors mentioned above. Someone in the newsgroup will be able to be able to answer your questions on the 767. I think that the speeds are not going to be much different. I would suggest you ask a flight attendant for a tour of the cockpit. Whether or not you will get one depends on the airline's rules, cockpit work load, the crews mood that day,...etc. I would definitely not suggest barging in. Most airports have standard arrival and departure procedures for each runway in use. The runway in use is ususally dertermined by the wind direction. Note the wind direction on the days the aircraft are flying overhead. The wind direction on the days the aircraft are not overhead will probably be different. Gary "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it ain't fixed, don't fly it."