Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
Here's a quiz .....
See if you can come up with a route plan that starts in one continent an ends in another, and flies over TWO intervening continents (just touching any landmass of a continent is OK). The flight has to be nonstop, and flown with a 747-400ER, so ETOPS is not an issue. Plot your course on Great Circle Mapper http://gc.kls2.com and post it for us to see. The range of the 747-400ER is 7670 nm.
Flying over water between the continents is even more challenging.
I've got one that is 7287 nm and all the continents are separated by water, but I won't show it just yet. There are lots of other possibilities.
Kempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
I found one that is shorter than 4400nm, and can be flown with ETOPS 120 as well:
Natal, Brazil to Izmir, Turkey, passing over the NE tip of South America, Atlantic Ocean, Africa, Mediterranean Sea, the Peloponnesus peninsula of Greece (Europe), over sea again, and into the Asian part of Turkey.