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For a 180 degree turn after takeoff, what is the normal turn radius for the A320 and 737? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some rule-of-thumb guidance on this matter. It relates to route 4, the westerly take off from London Gatwick (LGW).
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Can a plane turn around like on this photo? [duplicate]

I've never seen a plane do such a maneuver, have you? Is this photo just a hoax?
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What is the maximum safe bank angle of a 747?

This question arose during the comments of another question, linked for the curious: What does it take to turn a 747 around 180 degrees? Because the discussion was interesting, (and to avoid ...
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What is the standard rate of turn for heavy aircraft?

I have heard and read many times that for "heavy aircraft", they use a standard rate of turn which is 1.5° per second (4 minute turn), but I have never found an official source which addresses this. ...
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What is the minimum turning radius of an SR-71?

What is the minimum turning radius of an SR-71 at Mach 3.2 and an altitude of 80,000 feet? I have heard that if an SR-71 were to cross the Pacific coast over San Francisco and pull a hard turn to ...
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What aircraft can make these sharp 90-degree turns?

I took this photo when I saw a plane make a crazy 90 degree turn. What kind of aircraft could do this? I have a plane finder app for commercial aircraft and this plane did not show, which is the first ...
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How does the angle of attack vary in turns?

I read somewhere that when the aircraft banks to turn, its angle of attack increases.Since angle of attack is the angle between the relative wind and chord line, how does turning increase it? Is it ...
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What is the maximum G load a 747 can withstand during an emergency course reversal?

In an emergency course reversal, passenger safety first priority, to avoid say, a column of ash from a new volcano, what it the most G a 747 can withstand with an average passenger complement?
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Is there a relationship between control surface deflection and a particular turn radius or bank angle?

I am making a project which includes automation of aileron, rudder and elevator deflection. Is there a quantifiable relation which can tell me the amount of deflection required for any radius of ...
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Minimum turning radius (or maximum banking angle) of a commercial airplane [duplicate]

The context of the work: in an ATC model, we currently have a graph model to set the routes for different aircraft. We want to improve its precision by generating more nodes for each route and in ...
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Question about the difficulty of a couple of airplane maneuvers [closed]

I have a hypothetical scenario and I was wondering if any experts might be able to speak to it. I will lay out the scenario, with a couple of specific questions, and maybe some honest answers will ...