Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp
The ones on the 737-800 are 220... and that airplane is a runway hog for sure. Typical approach speed is in the mid 150's. Rotation is usually near 160.
We did a heavy takeoff out of MEX a few weeks ago and our takeoff roll was over 10,000 feet!
Riddle me this??? Did you use reduced thrust?
It is for this exact reason that I have somewhat changed my philosophy on the use of assumed temperature and derated thrust on the 737-800. I think the AWABS people have been overdoing it a bit lately. There's no reason we have to be using the whole runway on every takeoff. This whole balanced field thing is OK but there are some airports I'd prefer to get up and out of there or have a little more cushion if we ever do have to abort at high speed.
I used to automatically use the top line. No longer. Now I give a closer look to the RATOW and climb limits.
Did a takeoff out of ATL the other day with a double de-rate and geez...
Southwest taxis with more thrust than we had.
Used up the whole 27R and we weren't even that heavy.