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Re: Not a slug at all!
> As an example of the effect of altitude on performance, the first time I
> flew out of Denver on a 727 (certainly NO shortage of raw horsepower
> there!), I was astonished at the leisurely rate of climb - (Heck, my Cessna
> 150 could out-climb this turkey!) - compared to the spectacular departure
> rates a 727 can normally achieve at sea level.
> It is my understanding that while 707s were still in service, they were not
> allowed to fly into Denver, as there wasn't sufficient air/power/runway space
> for them to get to "rotate" speed. They could fly in, but not out.