# Ideal vertical speed

hello everyone, I have a question: what’s the ideal vertical speed of descent in approach and the vertical speed of ascent departing? thanks to all

I use between 2000-4000ft to ascend and no more than 2000ft while descending. While you descend, multiply GSx5 and you’ll get your rate of descent.
Have in mind that as you descend, your ground speed will slow down.

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My references are:
Initial climb out: At aircraft load discretion (1200-4000 ft/m)
Past 10,000 ft: 1000-2000 ft/m
Past 25,000 ft: 800 ft/m
Descent: Maximum -1500 ft/m with the possible exception of the LCY steep approach.

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And the steep approach of WMBT

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On my Airbus A320 checklist I use for X-Plane it says the descent rate should be about -1600 fpm. to -1800 fpm. On IF, for a jet I descend ranging from -1400 to -1800 fpm. Occasionally there is a need to make a quicker descent, so then I may go -2000 fpm. if needed.

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I use -2000ft/m until reaching a GS of 380, then I start reducing the -VS.

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