Re: Acceleration of a 747

Date:         26 Apr 98 03:44:24 
From:         schandrasekhar@geocities.com
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In article <airliners.1998.605@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
  julian@gatwick.geco-prakla.slb.com wrote:

> Takeoff run for a loaded 747 is approximately 30 secs (+ - 5 secs)

I'm not so sure about this. I recently timed the T/O rolls on a Cathay
747-400 at LAX and HKG at 44 and 51 seconds. At HKG, the TOW was definitely
greater, judging from the crowded cabin.

> Landing speed is approximately 120 knots (+ - 5 knots)

On a related note, does anybody know the stalling speed of a 747 at MLW?

-Sharat
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Sharat Chandrasekhar
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