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Longest Flight For A Prop?  
User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1392 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

I know, I know... you might be getting sick of all this threads about "longest flight for a..."

However, no one has asked before about a prop (Dash8, ATR 42, SAAB, etc, etc, etc).

I mean current flights..., not 1956 NYC-LAX in DC4!!!!

Please add distance (not time)

ARN-ZRH: 1.488 km



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

...try one of the flights out of Tahiti. 1300+ km as I recall.

Then of course there's the ETOPS EMB-110 from Rarotonga to Penrhyn-- but it's only 4 hours.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

weekly ATR Papeete to Atuona 1433 km-- but maybe discontinued now? If so, Papeete to Nuku Hiva 1403.6 km. The flight to the Gambier Islands was longer but it hasn't been in the OAG for a while.

You are talking about nonstops?


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

How about checking details of the Catalina - you'll be surprised at it's endurance!




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User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

Yes, non-stops, please.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

We assume he's looking for longest distance, not time, so the Catalina isn't a contender even if it were current. But yeah, hard to think of longer flights if duration were the criterion.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

I was once on a B1900, ABE-CLE for Continental Express. 1h 45m was too long for me to feel comfortable; I fasted before the flight to make sure it wouldn't be uncomfortable for everyone else (no lav on board.)

I know right now CLE-ELM and CLE-AVP are served by Continental Connection with CommutAir B1900s. Also CommutAir flies ALB-MDT and ALB-BGR, and Air Midwest flies PIT-RDG again with B1900s.

Air Canada probably holds the record length for a Dash-8 flight. I would check the Jazz route structure out of YYZ.

redngold



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3836 times:
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I'm not sure if it's even noteworthy, but Horizon Air flies daily LAX-SUN nonstop service with a Dash 8-400 Turboprop; 688 miles (2 hours, 40 minutes enroute).


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User currently offlineBAJMowiec From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Well, I know of one flight, it was a charter flight operated by LOT (EuroLOT) from Warsaw (EPWA) to Malta, non - stop, on a ATR 72-200.



User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

I once took a 2 Hour!! flight on a B-1900 from TPA to NAS. Way to long without ANYTHING!!!


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

American Eagle operates (or operated, not sure if they still do) some pretty decent hauls in the Caribbean with ATR-72s...SJU-Trinidad is one that jumps out...something close to 3 hours or so...

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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4581 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

Contract Air Cargo has been flying McAllen, TX to TOL in a Convair 580 quite a bit lately - if that counts.  Smile

User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1031 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Well the absolute longest flight for a prop plane is all the way around the world in (I think) 9 days. Rutan and Yeager in their Voyager aircraft. Took off from Edwards AFB, landed at Edwards AFB without refueling and without landing anywhere else.

But of course they're not a scheduled airline flight. and I've probably missed the spirit of the thread...

Woodreau  Smile



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

And I will also miss the spirit of the thread.

The longest piston powered flight by a production aircraft was from New Zealand to Wright-Patterson AFB in a Neptune. The year was 1956 I believe, and the airplanes name was "The Truculent Tortoise" ( I think?. I'm old and the memory is failing me though.



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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

The longest non-stop scheduled airline propeller flight was....
ORY-LAX
4918 NM
20 hours 25 minutes, average, depending on winds.

Operated by AirFrance using Lockheed 1649A Constellation equipment.
Absolute endurance for this aircraft was 23 hours, provided the oil was not depleted.

Fuel capacity for the 1649 was 9817 US gallons, oil 221 US gallons.

A very nice aeroplane to fly. Personally operated these same aircraft in freighter configuration after they were sold by AirFrance.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

I don't think Air France ever scheduled props to LAX. TWA had an SFO-ORY "nonstop" (with fuel stop if required) but offhand I'm guessing they didn't do LAX-ORY either.

The Turtle (or maybe The Truculent Turtle) flight was in 1946, from Pearce (near Perth) to Columbus; it was the longest-ever great-circle-distance flight until that A340 flew LBG-AKL. But they were going for the unlimited-class distance record, not the piston-engine distance record, so they used rockets on takeoff.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

And the correction to my post is duly noticed, and appreciated. Still, RATO does not disqualify it from my point.

Now for another may be wrong, off topic as usual, but wasn't the first west coast-Europe nonstop an SAS flight from SEA to CPH using a DC-8?

Corrections appreciated as I am losing my memory of such things. Seriously.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

If you mean jet scheduled nonstop to Europe, then maybe SAS is a contender. My guess is BOAC or PA, assuming London counts as Europe.

But the first nonstop schedule West Coast to London was TWA in 1957.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Thank you Timz. In the dark recesses of my mind, that strikes a chord. Of course I'll forget within a few minutes. Oh well, no one ever said degernative mind loss was fun. At least I learn something new every day.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

I believe that Penn-Air does a run out to Dutch Harbor in a Saab 340 still non-stop.

That is 831sm

Reeve used to do that with their Electras until they went out of buisness in 2000. And I flew that exact route on a Markair Dash-8-300 in 1991.

Speaking of Reeve Electras, they used to do a run in the 1980's from Cold Bay to Seattle, which measured out to 1800 miles. All over some very nasty cold water. They knocked it off in 88 or 89 I think.



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