Date: 11 Feb 98 04:26:25 From: "Matthew Lehde" <email@example.com> Organization: EarthLink Network, Inc. References: 1
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Stephan Stephany LAC-CC wrote in message ... >I wonder what would be typical rates of climb and descent for airliners. >I suppose standard procedures provide for low figures in order to try to >make the ride as smooth as possible for the passengers. I also would >like to know what are the limit rates in both cases. I mean, 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? For the >same 767 fully loaded, spoilers on, etc, would be the figure similar to >this (downwards)? It does not to be a 767. I just would like to have an >idea on the subject. A 737-400 pilot told me that on take-off there is a maximum 20 degrees nose up rule. A 727-100QF pilot told me that when they're real light they have to sometimes reduce power on climb-out so they don't break the 250kt speed limit under 10,000'. In descent there is probably no limit. If ATC wants you lower NOW I think you can drop like a rock. On descent it's probably at the pilot's discretion. firstname.lastname@example.org matt lehde IF IT'S NOT BOEING I'M NOT GOING!