Re: External inspection

Date:         29 Dec 98 03:12:29 
From:         JF Mezei <jfmezei.spamnot@videotron.ca>
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Rob Montgomery wrote:
> At the risk of sounding the fool, and admitting not to be an expert,
> wouldn't the prudent pilot abort the takeoff roll if airspeed
> indications were severly off the mark (i.e. at the cross-check)? I
> can't believe that any handling pilot would just eyeball the decision
> and rotation speeds.

Are V1 and V2 based on airspeed or based on a speedometer controlled by
landing gear wheels ?

If controlled by airspeed, the above poster has a pretty damm good point: how
come they would have been able to do the take off roll if their airspeed
indicators were inop ?

I was under the impression that reaching V1 and V2 speeds is a critical phase
of any takeoff. Is this really the case ?