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Cambridge boffins and Boeing fly first hybrid airplane over British skies

Steve Todd

Re: Take off energy...

You need the power for climbing. At some point you leave the runway and start heading upwards. The sloaped runway doesn't help with that part, and depends on the wind being in the right direction. It also makes takeoff and landing more tricky (and yes, I've flown in and out of airfields like this).

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