Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise



Deadstick said...

Why the early rotation, I wonder?

re the paragon said...

Practicing his carrier takeoffs, most likely. Or just showing off.

CenterPuke88 said...

A few thoughts:

Teuge is single runway, 8/26, and only 3,934ft., and on the run up, you can see there is a left crosswind component.

The B-25 has a free-castoring nose wheel, which may be why we see the herky-jerky taxi, as the brakes are touchy. Almost all the jerks seem to indicate trying to correct for a right crosswind.

There’s a pilots manual warning about steering correction at low speed on the takeoff run, avoid due to side loads on the nose gear.

Finally, the soft field takeoff procedure demands early rotation of the nose wheel due to side load issues, maybe practicing that?

Brad_in_IL said...

Carrier takeoff may be correct. The video clip is dated April 18, 2015. That's the 73rd anniversary of The Doolittle Raid.