Steep takeoffs

Date:         30 Mar 98 04:31:33 
From:         "rosevax" <marknew@hydro.rosemount.com>
Organization: Fisher-Rosemount, Rosemount Inc.
View raw article
  or MIME structure

Hello all,

About 12 years ago I was on a flight out of O'Hare on a UA 737 where the
pilot made a high-power takeoff and a *very* steep climb, with just a small
reduction in takeoff power. He held this climb & power until almost cruise
level. My question is, why? I can understand the need to clear the airport
area if traffic is heavy, but why the steep & fast climb?

It was a fun ride though...

Thanks,
---
Mark Newman
Rosemount, Inc.
marknew@no-spam.hydro.rosemount.com
(remove 'no-spam' to reply)