Airport Elevation

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cirimj82
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Airport Elevation

Post by cirimj82 »

Just wondering, but what is the highest airport everyone has taken off from with Max Gross Weight? I’m in Texas so density altitude plays a part but not actual altitude.

N645XL
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Re: Airport Elevation

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5,000+ feet. I had to check I had the throttle full forward. I noticed the difference in performance.

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Re: Airport Elevation

Post by GimpyPilot »

I've launched heavy at DAs over 6500 feet. Climb performance is significantly degraded, and it is important to manage the climb carefully.

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