He coordinated with the SOF for a departure end
On an Obstacle Departure Procedure, a Low, Close-in Obstacle is less than 200 feet above the departure end
of the runway and doesn't require increased takeoff minimums.
Perhaps it had something to do with a mental picture of me standing in front of a desk explaining why I used reduced power with a tailwind and rolled off the departure end
of the runway trying to abort the takeoff after an engine failure.
I was at 500 feet off the departure end
of the runway.
He made a quick decision to lower the arresting hook and engage the departure end
VCOA procedures are developed to avoid obstacles greater than 3 statute miles from the departure end
of the runway which would require a climb gradient of greater than 200 feet per nautical mile.
The airplane impacted terrain about two miles off the departure end
of the runway, on its extended centerline.
Unfortunately, the aircrew assumed ATC had the big picture via radar and would not set up a departure end
On landing roll, he lost his nose wheel steering and elected to take the departure end
cable in case of brake-failure--quick thinking and systems knowledge allowed him to handle an emergency not fully covered in the technical order.
Since the departure end
of 16L occurs before to the departure end
of 16R, its initial climb area (ICA) is a bit wider (in addition to being slightly further east).
At approximately 50 feet over the runway's departure end
and a river, the engine sputtered/caught/sputtered, expressing its need for a straight-ahead safe place to land, one that didn't exist
We taxied to the duty runway while unaware that a huge flock of seagulls (not the 80's British band) had gathered about 6,000 feet down the departure end