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What is the minimum speed needed for an airplane on runway to takeoff?


Different airplanes will require different speeds to take off. In order for a plane to take off, it must be going fast enough for the wings to generate enough lift to overcome the force of weight. A Boeing 747 under standard conditions must be going 296kph (184 mph) to take off. Additionally, weather factors can affect the ground speed need for takeoff. For example, a headwind will reduce the ground speed needed.

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Categories: Forces of Flight