Re: Concord Climb rate ?

Date:         02 Sep 98 01:08:07 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>>As for being too light, I wasn't aware of any *minimum* weight
>>regulations for airliners or any other sort of aircraft.

>The HS-125-800 (Hawker 800) has a minimum zero fuel weight of 13,100 pounds.

Interesting.  Why?!  The only reason I can think of is that the aircraft
might not have flight tested in that part of the envelope -- not unlike
the prohibition against flap usage above 20,000' on some Boeings because
it wasn't ever flight tested.

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