When the plane takes off, why doesn’t the tail hit the runway?

Advanced technology:

Enhancing flight safety is of paramount importance, and that includes mitigating the risk of tail strikes during takeoff and landing. Pilots are equipped with advanced gyro horizon indicators, enabling them to effortlessly monitor vital factors such as speed, angle, and altitude.


By having access to this crucial information, pilots can exercise precise control over these elements, effectively averting potential tail strikes. Additionally, meticulous calculations of the rotation speed are essential to ensure a safe ascent. A calculated speed that is too low can lead to a tail strike, while pulling up too quickly can have the same consequence.


To further minimize the likelihood of tail strikes, pilots employ proper landing techniques, skillfully managing the nose of the aircraft during touchdown. Furthermore, by utilizing higher takeoff thrust settings, pilots reduce the required runway length and limit the aircraft's exposure to unpredictable gusty conditions.

This proactive approach significantly reduces the risk of tail strikes, safeguarding the integrity and safety of each flight. Through comprehensive training and adherence to proper techniques, pilots consistently prioritize the prevention of tail strikes, upholding the highest standards in aviation safety.