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  •  In Phoenix back in June 1990 I believe... (8+ / 0-)

    the temperature hit 122F and IIRC, flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor were grounded due to the temperature being higher than the charts went for the calculations required for takeoff. Would this still happen now that everything is done by computer?

    Just another faggity fag socialist fuckstick homosinner!

    by Ian S on Mon May 13, 2013 at 12:18:48 PM PDT

    •  yes (7+ / 0-)

      because it's not just the charts, they need to run detailed aero calculations and the printed charts are the calculated limits with flight test validation  at key points.

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      foresterbob

      The flight testing certification is done under fairly rigorous but nonetheless limited conditions.

      Under such circumstances, I'd worry about the ability to handle a rejected take-off -- can the brakes cool themselves adequately to avoid fire? -- in particular.

      More generally, flying an airplane outside of its certification parameters "makes you a test pilot", and many or most pilots regard that option as a Bad Thing.

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