The Takeoff-Departure phase of your flight can be the most critical in terms of safety and the least margin of error allowed as far as your pilots are concerned. That's why in training, this event is the most scrutinized and practiced of the maneuvers required to become and remain proficient. This training event is called the "V1(vee-1)cut". This is the speed and time in the takeoff where, if you lose engine power, you can still get airborne and remain safe from ground obstacles. Training parameters are tight, you must remain close to runway heading and maintain a steady climb to get away from ground obstacles and in the meantime, proceed with the emergency checklist.

To find out more about what happens during takeoffs and flight departures, click on the following:

The sequence of events as your aircraft rolls down the runway... Takeoff Sequence

After your aircraft gets in the air, the landing gear and flaps must be raised.... Gear, Flaps Up

Takeoff-Departure back to My Airline Flight