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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

I came up with this interesting trivia question:

Given the ranges of current commercial aircraft, name the only commercial airport that can support non-stop flights to every other commercial airport in the world.


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User currently offlineFunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

My guess is DFW most likely wrong but what the hect.


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User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Dubai

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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

JFK. flights go JFK-HKG, I assume that's more than 1/2 the world's girth.
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redngold



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

DXB is close, but no cigar. Easter Island, for example, cannot be reached non-stop from DXB.


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

... Is DXB-HNL or DXB-LAX nonstop possible ? DXB area sounds possible to me.

JFK ??? is JFK-SYD or JFK-PER nonstop possible ? Don't think so...

 Pissed Come on Ssides... what is the answer ???


User currently offline737-990 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

Ssides, I'm assuming its somewhere in the Middle-East?
Jeddah perhaps?



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User currently offlineILoveORD From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

Can I take two guesses: either SYD or CPT??


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User currently offlineKl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Central Africa somewhere? maybe? maybe?


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

West African coast???

User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

Canaries or some place near there- although Easter Island seems far from anywhere near there...

User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

I'm guessing Moscow

767Lover


User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

How about TLV?

MIA777



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

All close, but places in Central Africa cannot serve some Pacific islands. The answer is Barrow, Alaska. Assuming you could fly an A345 out of Barrow, with an 8500 nm range, you could fly anywhere on the planet except Antarctica. To my knowledge, there is no commercial airport on Antarctica. The southern tip of Africa is a stretch, but it is possible. Thanks for your answers!


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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

I would have guessed no where, for lack of range with the a/c we have right now.


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Ssides, what is the largest aircraft that Barrow Alaska can support? Just curious. Regards.


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

Probably a Beech 1900!

I don't know, and to be honest, that wasn't really part of my question. I should have added that caveat, that assuming it could take off, it could make it. But if I added that caveat, I'd have to add winds, temperatures, etc., and that wouldn't be fun, would it?

I guess I think we could just suffice it to say that it would be possible. Of course, if you had some empty A345s or 777LRs (when they come around), you could add more cities to the list, probably. I just thought it was a fun exercise.



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User currently offlineCo 757-300 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

"JFK. flights go JFK-HKG, I assume that's more than 1/2 the world's girth."

if that were the case, wouldnt they go around the other direction?


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Right on, Co 757-300 ... Basically, a flight will never cover more than half of the world if it involves two cities that are in the same hemisphere. Due to the availability of polar routes, a flight between two cities in the northern hemisphere would never fly "halfway around the world."


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

I stand corrected. But if there is a flight SIN-UIO, that is seriously 1/2 the world's girth! (And it crosses the equator, too)  Smile


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6280 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

So, if Barrow could handle a fully ladenA340, 777 or 747, it could fly nonstop to CPT? I have doubts but I'll let someone else check.


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6280 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Oh what the heck, I'm not that lazy. The route is 9844 miles. No airliner can fly that far, can it?


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

So, if Barrow could handle a fully ladenA340, 777 or 747, it could fly nonstop to CPT?

For what it's worth, BRW's runway is 6,500 feet, not quite long enough for all a/c types.



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User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

ANCHORAGE...

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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6280 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

And on that not I believe the longest range airliner in the world is the 777-200LR at 8865 nm. Therefore the answer is no airport in the world qualifies.

And Prosa, the word if is a qualifier. I know BRW could not handle the aforementioned.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
25 EI A330-200 : My guess would be that LAX is the only one that can handle flights that long. I'm probably wrong, but who the heck knows.
26 IMissPiedmont : The answer, as I stated before is none. BRW is probably the closest, LAX not even close. An empty 777-200 or A340-200/300 could make any route in the
27 B4real : Mexico City (MEX) Making the message long enough for posting
28 StevenUhl777 : London Heathrow!!! Anywhere in North or South America, Africa, Middle East/Asia, and with a specially equipped aircraft...Australia (Perth, maybe even
29 IMissPiedmont : MEX is not even close. PER is over 10000 miles. Next?
30 Bosugadl : Hey I'll take a shot with GUAM
31 Post contains images RA-85154 : Hm just a guess....Athens, Greece?
32 Post contains links Ssides : Here's where I got the answer: Great Circle Mapper (a great site, by the way). I put in an 8500 nautical mile range from BRW, which is the listed rang
33 VirginFlyer : Ssides - you can set the route distance to be displayed in NM, from the drop down menu under 'Path Distance'. Unfortunately, you will find BRW-CPT is
34 Ssides : Agggh! ... So close!
35 Ssides : RedNGold -- What airline flies SIN-UIO? This shows up as 10,650 nautical miles. What aircraft could handle this route?
36 NCLusa : if any of you are having difficulties using the Great Circle Mapper in order to find the answer, it might be more advantageous to employ the range fun
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