Another ‘No’ To Below Vref

thrust curve
Thrust versus velocity and the resulting “thrust curve”.
Credit: James Albright/B&CA
You may have heard of the hazards of operating “behind the power curve,” but what does that actually mean? The question is more than academic because some aircraft have a Vref that can be said to be in what is more properly called the “backside of the thrust curve.” The concept of thrust, power, and...

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