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Boeing 767 Low-altitude Top Speed

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post Sep 2 2007, 01:35 AM
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Does anyone know how fast a Boeing 767 can fly at low altitude? The top speed at cruising altitude is over 500 mph, but I've heard the following about flight at 700 feet altitude:

The power plant will max out at 330 mph.

The plane will begin to shake itself apart at over 220 mph.

At 700 feet altitude, the air is so thick that if you go too fast you max the rotation of the turbines, the engines can't suck in air, and the engine starts acting as a brake.

Does this make sense?

Where could I get more detailed information about flight limitations (or whatever you call it) of the Boeing 767?

Thank you.

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The vast majority of limitations can be exceeded with no huge penalty. Yes, you might damage something in terms of something not making it to overhaul, but exceeding limitations does not necessarily do anything. The airplane is still flying, but certain of the limitations are not being met.
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QUOTE (amazed! @ Aug 17 2008, 05:31 PM) *
The vast majority of limitations can be exceeded with no huge penalty.

But not when heading into the transonic flight regime in an aircraft not designed for it.

Sure here I am assuming that a 757 or 767 is not designed for that. I am reasonably certain, based on my knowledge of the special design features that are required for transonic flight such as overcoming control reversal that they are not. Do 757s or 767s have stabillity augmentation and all-flying tailplanes for example?

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