He knew that if the plane didn't reach takeoff speed soon, it would crash into the trees at the end of the airstrip.
As the airplane was already above takeoff speed, the flight crew continued the takeoff.
The takeoff speed of a jump can reach up to 15 mph.
Swinging weights, however, might be expected to reduce the takeoff speed and thus the length of the jump.
Reaching proper takeoff speed, he rotated by pulling back on the yoke.
Its takeoff speed was an unusually high 260 kts (482 km/h).
Mac would never get it to roll, let alone achieve takeoff speed.
At this point the wheels will be spinning at 2 times the takeoff speed.
Rayford looked far to his left just before reaching takeoff speed.
Clearly breaking every rule of international aviation, Abdullah reached takeoff speed in a few hundred yards and was airborne.