Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
Thanks HJ, I guessed that would be the case. Would save on tyres & brakes as well, I reckon?

Is it a "**** the pants" experience when it actually happens?
Not really. It certainly startles you, but we train for it all the time.
You're right about tyres and brakes to an extent. If the crew resolves the reason for the RTO and it doesn't require engineering attention, we have to look at some tables on brake energy during the RTO before we have another go at takeoff. The reason being there is potentially an enormous amount of energy (heat) generated during the manoeuvre that may need time to cool before another takeoff is attempted. In extreme (high energy RTO's) the plane may not be able to be moved, as there is a risk of the fuse plugs melting in the wheels, deflating the tyres. That's not good for anyone...

Here is an example of a high energy rejected takeoff of an A340:YouTube