Best take off tips for a boeing 737-900

Hey guys :) ,
I know you’re probably thinking “Why on earth is this topic even here???” . Well, I’ll tell you why. I’m trying to add more of a variety of aircraft I use in all my short haul routes but so far I keep running into trouble. For the boeing 737-900, I tried a variety of take off speeds from 135-165 kts and each time, the plane ends up spinning somehow despite my best efforts to steer it correctly.
Any constructive tips are definitely appreciated, as I am quite sure we all reached that point where we were once stuck too. Those who know me by now know that the embraers and the CRJs are the ones I am good at in terms of flying 🤣👍.

Thanks in advance for your help :)

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I usually rotate at 155-160…
if there are any winds, you will want to use ruder to prevent turning…
what flap setting do you use for TO?


This should be in either #live or #support. My suggestion is use a little amount of rudder, pointing the rudder slide toward the direction the wind is going, based on the arrow next to the GS and M speeds, and if you have a joystick, figure out how it is so that your plane turns like that.

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My rotate speed depends on my weight. I just took off an Alaska 739 from Seattle and it was great. You just got to hold on to your rudder during takeoff.

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#support is for issues so this should not be in that category. As for @TRIavgeekMandy there is a thread on best aircraft speeds for all points of the flight, I suggest you just search it up

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Thank you so much :) the rotating trick worked somewhat :) . My flap setting is at 0 usually

I use flaps 5, I think that’s standard in real life. With flaps 0 your rotation speed is going to be much higher. Sometimes up to flaps 25 can be used on a short runway when you’re really heavy, such as in Maui (PHOG) and you’re loaded with fuel going to the mainland.

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What do you mean by this?

I almost always fly with b739 in IF. And there is just 2 important things. Regardless of weight, always 150-160 kts is enough for me. And i always check rudder if there is wind.

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A quick notes mentioned below:

less the flaps,more should be the VR

  1. Less runway length,more flaps,more weight more flaps.

I do suggest u gettinf a v speed charts for 737 via google.

On runway to airborne.

•Advance N1 to 40% and stabalise release brakes.

• Accelerate, I prefer N1 to be not exceeding 95 unless required.

• V1, leave throtlles,you are not going to abort takeoff anymore.

•VR at 2-3° per second until target takeoff pitch around 8-10° is achieved. Begin rotation manruevers 5 KIAS before VR.

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For a guide on V1,V2 and VR speeds, check this out:

It also has many more bits of useful information on I think every single aircraft in IF.


@TRIavgeekMandy… MaxSez: For the 1000 time you correct “Yaw” with “Aileron” deflection. Rudder is secondary when necessary. Additionally, Touchdown is a 2 step process, “Round Out then Flare”. Finally, Take Off’s always require correct V’s and Flap settings for Weight/Wx.

Use the IF Library or Google, the settings are readily available. Techniques no matter the model for TO/Landing should always be practiced on SOLO for new models or/refresher no matter your skill level.
Just Sayin, MaxSends

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