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Old 18th Aug 2000, 20:08
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Altitude over speed? No, I didn't say that.

First, there can only be one SOP (and I help write them at my carrier, so I've got to follow them). <g> The SOP has to cover the worst case scenario to clear obstacles in the t/o flight path. We choose to fly at V2 to 1000' prior to transition to clear obstacles. We could have chosen to transition at 400', the FAA minimum.

Now, if I didn't have to follow an SOP, when I lost one, ONCE I'M CLEAR OF OBSTACLES, I'd accelerate and get it clean ASAP.

BTW, V2 is significantly slower than Vx in the t/o configuration.