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9GClub

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Ok need some votes on the baddest commercial jetliner in terms of thrust-to-weight (empty/full whatever). I've flown on a couple seven-fives that easily hit 1+ Gs on rotation/climbout. The flip side of the coin would be the A343.... that was a little hairy for the first minute or so. A JATO rig would have been nice.
 

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9GClub said:
Ok need some votes on the baddest commercial jetliner in terms of thrust-to-weight (empty/full whatever). I've flown on a couple seven-fives that easily hit 1+ Gs on rotation/climbout. The flip side of the coin would be the A343.... that was a little hairy for the first minute or so. A JATO rig would have been nice.
Note to 9GClub: There ain't no such thing as an over powered aircraft.

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Fokker 100s used to have the 2nd highest thrust to weight ratio after the 757. Not sure now with a lot of newer Airbuses (new A330 and A340s) and Boeings (767-400, 777) out though.
 
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I think the CitationX would give most a run for their money with 1/4 tanks and just a pilot or two.
 

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9GClub said:
I've flown on a couple seven-fives that easily hit 1+ Gs on rotation/climbout.
Uhhh, not to nitpick too much, but you are doing exactly 1G sitting at your desk!:D

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When I was a weee lad (7-10ish), I got schooled by a 757 FO @ DCA when I said that wow, that landing must have made 1 "G"eeez. He set me straight
 

9GClub

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LAXSaabdude said:
Uhhh, not to nitpick too much, but you are doing exactly 1G sitting at your desk!:D

Affirmative........ hence the + after the 1. =)

We didn't pull 2 Gs, let's put it that way.

Nitpick all you want, I do it too. We're pilots, we're entitled.
 

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CRJ-700. Repositioning flight with 6000 pounds fuel. On takeoff, accidently select APR thrust on both engines.

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: HOLD ON!!!
 

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9GClub said:
Ok need some votes on the baddest commercial jetliner in terms of thrust-to-weight (empty/full whatever). I've flown on a couple seven-fives that easily hit 1+ Gs on rotation/climbout. The flip side of the coin would be the A343.... that was a little hairy for the first minute or so. A JATO rig would have been nice.

There is no such airplane!
 

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According to the specs on Boeing's website, the 717 beats out the 757 on thrust to weight ratio.
 

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9GClub said:
Affirmative........ hence the + after the 1. =)

We didn't pull 2 Gs, let's put it that way.

Nitpick all you want, I do it too. We're pilots, we're entitled.

How would you know how many G's you were pulling, if any, at the time?
Do you have a big watch?
 

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piperpa30 said:
Considering he said "commercial jetliner" .. where can I buy tickets on the SR71? ;)

travelocity.com, just put your arrival time before your departure time and whamo!
 

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Lockheed Electra. I always remember backing away from the terminal (no slow tugs please, reverse the props!!), getting to the runway, and the captain hit it as we rounded onto the active. Talk about Haule A$$.
 
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