Miscellaneous

What is Vsse?

What is Vsse?

Safe single-engine speed (Vsse) is the minimum speed at which intentional engine failures are to be performed. This speed is selected by the manufacturer to reduce the accident potential from loss of control due to simulated engine failures at inordinately slow airspeeds.

What is the slowest flying airplane?

The slowest powered plane ever flown (even if it was human powered) was the MacCready Gossamer Albatross. And it was very slow – topping out at 18mph.

How long of a runway does a 777 take before it can fly take off )?

Larger aircraft, such as wide-bodied jets like A380s, Boeing 777 etc will usually require at least 2,500 m (plus RESAs) at sea level and somewhat more at higher altitude airports. Runway length requirements are generally greater at higher altitudes as the increased altitude reduces the density of air.

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At what speed is the airplane most efficient?

103 mph
So 103 mph is the optimum airspeed—and flying at the highest possible altitude at which your Citabria can deliver 103 mph IAS will get the best result in terms of true airspeed and fuel consumption.

Is high pressure or low pressure better for flying?

Lows: Low pressure areas are more important to flying weather than high pressure areas because the lows make the inclemencies that challenge us. The circulation around a low is counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and air flows around and into a low and then circulates upward.

At what speed do airplanes take off?

Typical takeoff air speeds for jetliners are in the range of 240–285 km/h (130–154 kn; 149–177 mph). Light aircraft, such as a Cessna 150, take off at around 100 km/h (54 kn; 62 mph). Ultralights have even lower takeoff speeds.

Do pilots have speed limits?

Although there is not a specific speed limit for commercial planes above 10,000 feet, pilots have to abide by the aircraft manufacturer’s maximum safe speed for the aircraft to fly. The speed limit for these areas is 200 knots (230mph).

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How much runway does a 747 need?

The FAA/EASA Minimum runway length requirements for MLW landings are 7,500ft (~2,300m) for the 747-8F, and 6,750ft (~2,000m) for the 747-8i. However, the landing distance (at sea level) is far less, at about 5,500ft and 4,750 ft.

Why are some planes naturally faster than others?

That said, given that maximum operating Mach number can vary between different types of planes, some planes are “naturally” faster than others. Most noticeably, jets tend to be faster than props. The other factor that plays a role in how fast a plane flies is the wind speed.

Why do pilots jump from planes?

On the other hand, a major structural failure that makes the aircraft incapable of flight could be a reason to jump.

Is it better to jump out of a plane when sailing?

Over open water bailing out of the plane might give you a chance to spot and/or be spotted by nearby sailing vessels. Though if you have some control over your aircraft then you would be better served using that control to ditch in a controlled fashion in visual range of a sailing craft than jumping from the craft.

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How do pilots keep the wings level during a take-off?

By keeping the control wheel into wind during the take-off run, we ensure that the wings remain level throughout the take-off run. By combining these two techniques at the same time, pilots are able to keep the aircraft tracking straight down the runway with the wings level.

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