Old 13th Jan 2011, 14:06
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sevenstrokeroll
 
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I can only imagine that the GOTCHAS in using vertical speed in a climb is that if you select a vertical speed beyond the energy capabilities/ceiling capabilities/ that you might stall.

I seem to recall a Mexicana DC10 that stalled due to inattention in this mode...is that what you meant?

of course selecting mach hold/IAS hold can result in a climb that is protected against a stall, but the nose can ''hunt'' if there are airspeed vagueries.
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