Boeing 737–800 Takeoff Procedures
- Select aircraft: Boeing 737–800.
- Select a starting airport with sufficient runway.
- Press CTRL+SEMICOLON (;) at any time to reset the flight. This is useful for practicing repeated takeoffs without having to use Create a Flight each time.
- Press P to pause and again to resume the flight.
|Action||Key / Control|
On the Runway
|Line up on the runway centerline.|
|Set flaps to 5.||Press F7 three times or until flap gauge points to 5.|
|Add power to approximately 40 to 50 percent N1.||Advance throttle (press F3).|
|Release brakes.||Press the PERIOD (.) key.|
|Set takeoff power to 95 percent N1.||Advance throttle (press F3).|
|Speed 154 knots (indicated); "Rotate"||Pull back on stick.|
|Pitch up to 20 degrees nose up (at a rate of 3 degrees per second).|
|When positive rate: "Gear Up"
(Positive rate is when both the Vertical Speed Indicator and Altimeter show a positive increase.)
Reaching 1,000 Feet AGL
|"Flaps up" (Your speed should be at least 180 knots at this point.)||Press F5 for full retraction; press F6 for incremental retraction.|
|Set climb power to 90 percent N1.||Reduce throttle (press F2).|
|Lower pitch to 15 degrees nose up.|
|Target Airspeed: 200 knots|
Climbing through 2,500 Feet
|Reduce pitch to between 10 and 12 degrees nose up and accelerate to 250 knots.|
Remaining in the Traffic Pattern
|Pitch to 5 degrees nose up, and level off at 3,000 AGL.|
|Reduce power to 40 to 45 percent N1.||Reduce throttle (press F2).|
|Keep speed at or below 200 knots.||Adjust power as necessary.|
|Turn left to the downwind heading using a 25 to 30 degrees bank (180 degrees from takeoff heading).|
Climbing through 10,000 Feet to Cruise Altitude
|Reduce pitch to 6 degrees; Accelerate to between 280 and 310 knots.|
|When reaching your target speed: increase pitch to 9 degrees to 10 degrees nose up and maintain that speed.|
Leveling Off at Cruise Altitude
|At 1,000 feet before target altitude reduce rate of climb to 1,500 fpm.|
|100 feet before your target altitude, reduce pitch to 2 degrees nose up.|
|Simultaneously reduce power to 70 to 72 percent N1.||Reduce throttle (press F2).|
|Trim elevator for level flight.||Press Num Pad 7 to trim down; press Num Pad 1 to trim up.|