Offset departure?

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  1. Challenged

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    Interesting concept. It might solve one problem, but could potentially create others.
     
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    Yeah, I guess the optimum height to start the offset would depend upon the terrain and runway length.
     
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    It makes sense, but it may produce other unwanted effects. If your engine quits immediately after rotation normally you can land on the runway straight ahead, even if that means running off the ends. If you started a turn, then you may have to land on the taxiways or ramp area, and you are likely to run into other airplanes or buildings. Its not a bad idea, but I wouldn't suggest every take off be done this way.
     
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    I like the idea, but it’s going to be greatly dependent on the surrounding terrain/obstacles around the airport environment. At my home base, there’s trees on both sides of the runway so you’d have to be atleast 500agl before you could safely make the offset turn.

    Why not just start your crosswind leg a little sooner than you typically would? Seems like the same principle would apply.
     
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    Trees, hills, mountains, more trees, more mountains... In this part of the world gaining altitude as quickly as possible is both a good idea *AND* necessary to get out of the pattern.
     
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    Got that right. That’s kind of my thinking too. I could see this procedure working best out west.
     
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    True. Unless, of course, you have gobs of cubic inches of displacement under the cowl. ;)
     
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    There is no rule saying you have to keep the nose wheel on the center line.