Date: 23 Aug 98 14:34:04 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2 3 4
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On 19 Aug 98 16:01:34 , Frank Jenkins <fjenkins@Savantics-Inc.com> caused to appear as if it was written: >> >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???? > >This is anecdotal, but a UAL 757 captain I know claims that he regularly >pegs the R/C meter at 6000fpm on climbout. Obviously, without some additional definition, these numbers are fairly useless. For example, climbout for the B757 from SNA is extremely rapid for the first 1,000ft, then it virtually stops for a while as a result of noise abatement procedures. One could argue, therefore, that the B757's climb rate should be the number applicable without noise abatement. ... and this is relevant if one of the aircraft in that list happens to have afterburners which it normally shuts off immediately after takeoff... Malc.