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What's The Fastest Way To Get To 1000 Feet?

Vx vs. Vy Primary

Scenario:

Two Cessna 172s take off from the exact same point on a runway. The airplanes are the exact same weight, with the same CG position.

One airplane climbs at Vx, and the other climbs at Vy. Which plane will make it to 1000 feet in the least amount of time?


  • Yes

  • No

Vx-Vy

Want to know why Vy gets you to 1000 feet faster? Find out here.

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