Re: Rate of climb and descent

Date:         25 Jan 98 03:27:40 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>for a twin engine aircraft like the 767, "almost empty" (i.e. no
>passengers/load and a small amount of fuel) does the climb rate exceed
>5000 fpm?

I don't know about the 767, but I've been on a 757 with a moderate
passenger load and modest fuel load (an SFO-LAX flight) which exceeded
5000 fpm quite easily.  I'd think a very light 767 could do the same
with no problem.

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