View Full Version : Most Impressive Climb?
01-30-2003, 08:56 AM
Which aircraft (out of commercial passenger aircraft), do you think have the most impressive climb rates? My personal favourites are 757's and MD-80's! What are yours...
01-30-2003, 10:34 AM
01-30-2003, 10:57 AM
DC-10 wins climb performance. But I like how the A340 climbs so slowly. There's something interesting about it....
01-30-2003, 02:15 PM
How about Boeing 720B images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
01-30-2003, 03:27 PM
Personaly I love the sound/feel of a L-1011!
01-30-2003, 04:55 PM
I heard A310 is a pretty good climber... images/smiles/icon_confused.gif
01-30-2003, 06:05 PM
A310??? I don't know...but I think all of you should get get chance to see a JETSG0 MD-80 take-off! Well, for those of you who can't, I'm nice and I included some pictures!!!Look for your selves...Notice the distance not increasing alot but the altitude increasing alot!!!
Photos copywright Gary R Tinnes@2003! clap.gif
The span of the above pictures is around 20 seconds!!! What a climb!!! clap.gif clap.gif
01-31-2003, 05:57 AM
I know a couple ACA pilots. They told me that in the 328Jet you can get 6-7,000 feet a minute climb on takeoff.....however they are very,very slow at altitude
01-31-2003, 04:03 PM
There is a old Navy Captain who fly's for Allegiant Air and he has done some of the most spectacular take offs with their DC-9-21 and now the MD-87s. Some MD-11s that I have seen also have been very steep on take off.
02-02-2003, 01:06 AM
most impressive climb would have to be a 757 out of Orange County Airport in So. California! So as to not "annoy" the wealth of Newport Beach the aircraft must reach 1000ft in 500ft! It's dramatic enough that they make a point of advising everyone up front what is about to happen.. or at least they did on the flight I was on.
02-02-2003, 04:08 AM
02-02-2003, 08:43 PM
I would say M-80īs. How about a G-IV or G-V?
But I would love to get on one of these.....
02-18-2003, 03:22 AM
When I last flew Delta, we had an interesting take off. The first was from ORD to FLL. I think we were on an MD-90, and I remember sitting in the window seat on the left side of the plane right over the wing. It had seemed like we were taking a very long taxi/wait and then the pilot must have "hit the gas" right away. About a minute later I looked out the window again and found that we were already very high up. ( I was young so I dont remember exact altitudes or details :smilewin: )
Another time was when I was in 7th grade and had flown to IAD from ORD again on TWA. Our return trip was from EWR to ORD. Our trusty MD-80 was in the taxi que and were waiting for an American 757 to take off, the pilot comes on and says that were going to wait for 30 minutes because there was intense wind in ORD and apparently they didnt want more traffic coming in right then. We waited, and waited, and waited, and finally we started to move right back to the gate. The pilot said conditions were acctually getting worse and that we would not be able to fly that night. We had sat for 2 hours on the runway waiting. I ended up having to give up my beautiful window bulkhead seat, with a very nice college girl who had a passion for aircraft, away. There was a group of about 45 of us, 7th and 8th graders and some parents and some teachers, not to mention all the other passengers who had spend the night in EWR. This was right around when American was starting to market their "more legroom" campaign and had the chair displays in random places in the terminal. I ended up sneaking away from my group and not sleeping on the floor, so I could get one of those seats. I was the only one at the display and acctually fell asleep quite easily. I awoke before everyone else did and got back an hour before our new 6:30 AM flight left. Not much of a take off, but a funny story anyway.
I like the way 757 climbs!! :smilewin:
02-23-2003, 12:55 AM
MD-80. I was flying American, and I almost flipped out of my chair we were flying so steep!
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