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    Jets also have enough excess power down low that it's not usually much of a factor, except in the actual takeoff roll itself.

    So at Colorado Springs Municipal (6,172' MSL), for instance, the short runway is 7,000' and the long 11,000'. Just because you need a lot of extra distance to get to take off speed (V1/V2 are indicated speeds, and the air is thin). The climbout angles are noticeably lower there, even for jets, but they still climb far, far faster than non-jet aircraft.

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