Date: 19 Feb 98 01:34:38 From: "Richard Rea" <email@example.com> Organization: ArosNet Inc. References: 1 2 3
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I recall reading an article in Flying magazine several years ago from a feature on the success of Federal Express. A DC-10 Captain (young fella, as I recall) claimed that ferrying the empty cargo jet with light fuel load he exceeded 8000 fpm. This article came out probably about 10 years ago, and I am relying on the same memory that has trouble remembering my own wedding anniversary ;-) so confirmation would be good. In general, I don't know of a general restriction on climb rates as long as the 250 kt (groundspeed) rule isn't violated, not taking other traffic into account of course.