What is rate of climb in aircraft?

Climbing at VX allows pilots to maximize altitude gain per horizontal distance. This occurs at the speed for which the difference between thrust and drag is the greatest (maximum excess thrust). In a jet airplane, this is approximately minimum drag speed, occurring at the bottom of the drag vs. speed curve.

What plane has the fastest rate of climb?

On May 18, 1958, an F-104A set a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph, and on December 14, 1959, an F-104C set a world altitude record of 103,395 feet. The Starfighter was the first aircraft to hold simultaneous official world records for speed, altitude and time-to-climb.

What is best climb rate?

Best Rate-of-Climb:

• Best rate of climb, or Vy, maximizes velocity to obtain the greatest gain in altitude over a given period of time.
• Vy is normally used during climb, after all obstacles have been cleared.
• It is the point where the largest power is available.
• Occurs above L/Dmax for a jet.
• Occurs at L/Dmax for a prop.

What vertical speed do pilots use?

1,000 feet per minute
The profile varies from airport to airport, but generally, around five miles from the runway, the airplane is at landing speed, with slats/flaps in the landing position, vertical descent speed less than 1,000 feet per minute and the engines powered up properly.

How fast do planes climb?

Most jets climb at 250 knots up to 10,000 feet due to FAA regulations. Above 10,000 feet, 280 to 300 knots with a transition to Mach . 7 around 24,000 feet are average for the 737.

When should a pilot start descent?

As an example, if the airplane is flying at 30,000 feet the pilot should start the descent at 90 miles. Once the airplane is closer to the airport and the instrument landing system (ILS) can be used, the 3-degree descent is more finely tuned to touchdown.

What is the climb and descent speed of a Boeing 737?

Above 10000′, at about CI25, the FMC speed worked out at around 275 knots for climb and descent. At 10, it was 250 knots. At 40 it was 290-300, if I remember right. This converted to a Mach no of .73-.75 above about 28000′.

What’s the average speed of a 737 jet?

The difference is due to the algorithms in the computers. Most jets climb at 250 knots up to 10,000 feet due to FAA regulations. Above 10,000 feet, 280 to 300 knots with a transition to Mach .7 around 24,000 feet are average for the 737.

Which is faster an Airbus A321 or a 737?

The Airbus is more of a cruise climb, where the higher speed is near cruise speed but the rate of climb is less than the 737. The A321 at high weights does not climb rapidly. The amount of fuel used during takeoff and climb is much higher than cruise.

What’s the average climb angle of a Boeing 747?

I was surprised that despite it’s length, the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet has a rotation angle of 10 degrees. Compare that to 7 to 9 degrees for the 737s and 777s. The king of the angle is the MD-11 with a take-off rotation of up to 10 degrees and a climb angle of a whopping 25 degrees.

Above 10000′, at about CI25, the FMC speed worked out at around 275 knots for climb and descent. At 10, it was 250 knots. At 40 it was 290-300, if I remember right. This converted to a Mach no of .73-.75 above about 28000′.

The difference is due to the algorithms in the computers. Most jets climb at 250 knots up to 10,000 feet due to FAA regulations. Above 10,000 feet, 280 to 300 knots with a transition to Mach .7 around 24,000 feet are average for the 737.

How tall can a Boeing 737 MAX climb?

Even in these conditions a Boeing 737 does not have a thrust to weight ratio exceeding one and as such the aircraft is in fact slowing down. Still it gives an impressive climb to around 2000 to 3000 feet above the airport for the spectators below. We can find some estimate of the angle from the video, at least at certain instants.

The Airbus is more of a cruise climb, where the higher speed is near cruise speed but the rate of climb is less than the 737. The A321 at high weights does not climb rapidly. The amount of fuel used during takeoff and climb is much higher than cruise.