Re: Concord Climb rate ?

Date:         19 Aug 98 00:57:36 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
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In article <airliners.1998.1258@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Terence Liow wrote:>On 18 Aug 98 01:04:35, Tom Turton <tturton@cowboys.anet-dfw.com> wrote:
>>Concorde     5000 fpm climb rate
>>B757            2500 fpm climb rate
>>B767            3500 fpm climb rate

>The 757, as overpowered as it is, can only manage that climg rate????

I was on a UA 757 flying SFO-LAX a few years ago and, listening on
channel 9, heard our pilots request a higher altitude.  ATC granted
the request on the condition that we could do at least 3000 fpm --
we could, and as I recall gave them better than 4000 fpm.  So, I
seriously doubt the accuracy of Tom's numbers.

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