How To Determine a Tailstrike

I need to know how many degrees a plane can rotate on the runway before it encounters a tailstrike.


I’ve seen some as little as 25* to all the way to 50*.

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Depends on the plane actually. But with every plane shouldn’t just rotate straight up way with 45 degrees or whatever. Start your rotation slowly and then increase it slightly. With the A320 example you can climb with up to 15° until you reach 5000 feet

(please correct me if I got the number wrong, it’s the third line in the HUD, got a little blackout here 😅)


As I start taking off I aim to raise my nose 2-2.5 degrees per second to make sure for no tail strike!

and yes 3rd line is 15° @Marc

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