Date: 29 Dec 98 03:12:29 From: JF Mezei <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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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 ?