Hello fellow forum’ers!
(Is that a word? It probably isn’t and I don’t care)
While fooling around I’ve done the impossible.
I’ve taken off in 0 feet of runway space.
How? You might ask.
How to takeoff in 0 feet of runway space
- Hop in an MD-11
- set winds to maximum headwind
- configure weight to absolute minimum (2 minutes of fuel)
- set trim to 100%
- flaps full
- pitch up, and use the tail as support
- throttles to max baby
Don’t believe me? Watch for yourself.
(While I’ve probably caused thousands of dollars in structural damage, whatever, it was fun)