Climbing Out

I’m sure lot’s of you watch the new IF tutorial that was posted today. Tyler stated your pitch in degrees. What does like 10 degrees translate to in FPM.

I mean, just pay attention to the video… He didn’t just waste his words, he also showed it as well. Look at the HUD. And from the video about 2000-2500 VS speed. Probably more, but a heavy wide body or jumbo aircraft shouldn’t be climbing at a much higher VS

Depends on aircraft, speed and weight… somewhere between 2500-3000 sounds about right for a normal load in most of the jets.

I was paying attention it was just a bit blurry for me that’s all that’s why I asked.

Don’t quote me on this but I believe every tick is 5 degrees pitch. That might help if someone can confirm if that’s right.

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Degrees of pitch have 0 correlation to vertical speed. In otherwords, 5 degrees will not always equal 2000ft/minute.

To exaggerate it even further, imagine you stood an airliner on its tail. We’d be 90 degrees nose up. (90 degrees nose up from the horizon). If you could balance your aircraft on the runway on its tail (like a rocket ship), you’d have a vertical speed of 0 as you’re not moving. However, the moment you apply movement in the direction of the nose to the aircraft, you’ll get a VS registering.

That example will show you that a stationary aircraft with a nose up pitch will have a different Vert. Speed than an aircraft in motion. Now, apply this with two speeds. 150kts vs 1500kts. 10 degrees nose up at 150 might give you 1800ft/min. But in the F22 at 1500kts and 10 degrees nose up, you might be doing 20,000ft/min.

To answer your question, “What does 10 degrees translate into FPM”? Its all based on your airspeed. There is not one true correct answer that we can provide you.


The video stated 15 degrees nose-up during climb-out.

He’s asking about 10 degrees. Not 15.

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Yes, but the top post was referencing the new tutorial. That’s all.

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