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What is VT?

TonyC

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hotwings402 said:
I have never heard of it and its not in the FAR/AIM.

Thanks
Postal abbreviation for Vermont?


What's the context?




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In the CRJ it is target airspeed, the same as VFTO, final take off speed, or the clean single engine climb-out speed. It is also the initial speed flown on arrival upon selecting Flaps 20. Roughly V2+20, give or take.
 

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VT is basically your best single engine rate of climb. As Inconceivable said, it's the Target speed you climb at single engine after cleaning up.

As far as approach speed at Flaps 20... well that may differ depending on the airline; PCL uses a flat speed of 180 (which is basically the Flaps 20 minimum speed plus 10 kts at 53,000 pounds). I personally think this approach is a crock of sh*t since you have the speed cards right in front of you, but that's the way the company likes it done and does not equate in any way to VT.
 

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viper548 said:
I think it is max tire speed
You've got the CRJ in your profile.....max tire speed? What airline do you work for!
 

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Smacktard said:
You've got the CRJ in your profile.....max tire speed? What airline do you work for!
ROFLMAO !! Probably Pinnacle. Maybe he / she should have your avatar.

:cool:
 

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Like another said Vt is Vfto on the CRJ. On the speed tape of your PFD (Primary Flight Display) the speeds V1, V2, Vr, and Vfto are marked. But Vfto is too big to place on the speed tape so they just shortened it to Vt. You use this speed only for an engine failure at or after V1. If you have an engine failure at V1 then you climb out at V2 (basically Vxse) till 1000' agl then level off. Accelerate to V2+12 then retract flaps from 20 degrees to 8. Then continue accelerating and just a few seconds later you'll reach V2+20 and you'll retract all your flaps. Continue level and accelerate and in just a few seconds you'll reach Vfto or Vt which is the speed at which you can safely continue to climb out on one engine and bank up to 30 degrees. At any other speed until Vt you can't bank safely more than 15 degrees or else you may stall. On a normal takeoff you don't use Vt (Vfto). To bank up to 30 degrees you just wait till reaching V2+30. Before that speed you have to either keep flaps down at 20 degrees or bank 15 degrees or less. All of this is for a CRJ only (SkyWest).
 
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Stands for Fixed wing heavier than air as in VT-2 or VT-31, Navy guys understand. only kidding
 

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SkyWestCRJPilot said:
Like another said Vt is Vfto on the CRJ. On the speed tape of your PFD (Primary Flight Display) the speeds V1, V2, Vr, and Vfto are marked. But Vfto is too big to place on the speed tape so they just shortened it to Vt. You use this speed only for an engine failure at or after V1. If you have an engine failure at V1 then you climb out at V2 (basically Vxse) till 1000' agl then level off. Accelerate to V2+12 then retract flaps from 20 degrees to 8. Then continue accelerating and just a few seconds later you'll reach V2+20 and you'll retract all your flaps. Continue level and accelerate and in just a few seconds you'll reach Vfto or Vt which is the speed at which you can safely continue to climb out on one engine and bank up to 30 degrees. At any other speed until Vt you can't bank safely more than 15 degrees or else you may stall. On a normal takeoff you don't use Vt (Vfto). To bank up to 30 degrees you just wait till reaching V2+30. Before that speed you have to either keep flaps down at 20 degrees or bank 15 degrees or less. All of this is for a CRJ only.





Our CRJ profiles are a little different.
 

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Stifler's Mom said:
Well, it's a state in the New England area, but that's not important right now.
Vermont!!!
Didn't you guys vote in Howard Dean? That's quite the badge of honor.
YeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
 

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I was worried you contracted some sort of venereal disease from your FA...

Whhew, that was close:p
 

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Velocity-Terminal. As in "How will this approach terminate?" "Uh, VT"
 

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pilotyip said:
Stands for Fixed wing heavier than air as in VT-2 or VT-31, Navy guys understand. only kidding
HEY!!! Thats the very first thing that popped into my mind too!!

I was a DOER BIRD way back in the day........
 

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SkyWestCRJPilot said:
You use this speed only for an engine failure at or after V1. If you have an engine failure at V1 then you climb out at V2 (basically Vxse) till 1000' agl then level off.
That doesn't sound right....
 

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What doesn't sound right about it? I'll also add, at 1000' accelerate, raise flaps, then climb out at Vfto (Vt).
 
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