vertical speed

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

Just out of curiosity, can someone tell me what should my take off verical speed be having in mind that I use the autopilot right after I get airborn? I set it on +3000 fpm. Also I could really use what should be the VS setting when doing an initial decent? I use between -1500 to -1800 fpm. Is thatt too much?

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

If you are flying a jet, then 3000fpm is a good climb speed initially - maybe slightly less in a bigger jet. 1500-1800fpm is a good speed for descent.


Jamie4590 Guest

I think that after take off your speed is the most important to monitor and your VS can be what it is. ie, if your speed is within the right perameters your VS is correct whatever it is. I think 2000 - 3000ftm is about right depending on the aircraft and its power.

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

In a B-734:

Sea Level - FL140: 3200 fpm

FL140 - FL305: 2500 fpm

FL305+: 1600 fpm

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

Thanks alot guys!

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