A320 take-off profiles

Southampton airport is reported as having said that heavier planes taking off (if the expansion goes ahead) won’t be flying lower over Southampton. Hope this graph might make matters clearer.

Basically this shows that the less loaded the plane (the greater the weight ‘decrement’) the steeper the take-off angle and the quicker the plane climbs to a greater height.

This also has relevance to ‘obstacles’ such as Marlhill Copse; It is only an obstacle for heavily loaded large planes.

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