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The typical takeoff and climb angles of all Boeing planes

In the recent issue of Boeing’s AERO magazine there is an article titled Exceeding tire speed during takeoff in which there is this nice graphic that demonstrates the recommended take-off rotation and climb angles for all Boeing aircraft.

Image courtesy Boeing AERO magazine Q2 2009.

I was surprised that despite it’s length, the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet has a rotation angle of 10 degrees. Compare that to 7 to 9 degrees for the 737s and 777s. The king of the angle is the MD-11 with a take-off rotation of up to 10 degrees and a climb angle of a whopping 25 degrees. Then I remembered who made the F15 Eagles.

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