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Longest Flight Over Land  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

Hey guys, anyone know what the longest flight occuring over solely over land (aside from small lakes/rivers) is? The best I could come up with is CDG-HKG, at 5187nm.



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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

Wouldn't Lisbon-Hong Kong or Madrid-Hong Kong be longer...not sure if Lisbon-HKG is over land, but I would think that MAD-HKG would be...


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

My guess is that CDG-SGN by VN would be slightly longer at 5462 nm.

User currently offlineMEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Does the English chanel count as water?? If not, then LHR-HKG would be slightly longer...


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Does the English chanel count as water??

I dunno. Ever tried walking across it?


User currently offlineTripseven From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

it's surprising how much land "pacific" routes such as JFK-NRT pass over (approx 90%?).

check out great circle mapper...http://gc.kls2.com


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

That map's a little out of date. I mean, the USSR hasn't existed in over a decade.  Big grin


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

That map's a little out of date. I mean, the USSR hasn't existed in over a decade

Did it become a body of water? If not, then its still accurate as far as this discussion is concerned!  Big grin


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

Geography, politics and history are my forte. I just tend to notice these things.  Smile


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2982 times:

Great observation Goose...to think of all the times Ive used the GCM and havent noticed that...

Greg



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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

LIS-HKG is over land, 5951 nm.
But... LIS-FOC (Fuzhou, China) is a little bit longer with 5986 nm.
Anyhow, I doubt that any airline serves these routes non-stop  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2003-11-30 06:13:57]

User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2889 times:

FRA-BKK 5581 nm not too bad

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2877 times:

I dunno. Ever tried walking across it?

Did it become a body of water?


LOL.....Sean you crack me up!  Big thumbs up






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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2878 times:

FRA-BKK 5581 nm

FRA-BKK is 5581 STATUTE miles or 4850 NAUTICAL miles


User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2838 times:

How about Amsterdam to Ho Chi Minh City? 6126 miles according to the Great Circle Mapper. Brussels to Ho Chi Minh City is about the same - 6164 miles.


[Edited 2003-11-30 06:45:45]

User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2813 times:

Um, how can Paris - Hong Kong be the longest over land flight when you have to cross water to land at Hong Kong????

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2789 times:

For any flight of reasonable distance you're going to have to cross some water, be it the water around Hong Kong airport, a lake, a river, ...

We're more discussing large expanses of water...seas, large lakes, oceans, large bays, etc.


User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

I found Abidjan-Shanghai, at 6995nm. It does cross the sea south of the Suez canal in Egypt. I am sure that more knowledgeable mouse navigators will be able to fine tune the route both to avoid the small stretch of sea, and to make it even longer on the African end. I am sure it can be longer than 7000nm, all over land.



User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6871 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Assuming Hong Kong is allowed, then HKG-Conakry will be hard to beat: 13304 km 7184 nm. This does pass over the isthmus of Suez.

If Hong Kong is out, then is Macau on the mainland? If not we're stuck with Guangzhou (?).


User currently offlinePr1268 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2348 times:

GDX - CPT 9643 Statue Miles but you do cross the Strait of Hormuz at its narrowest point, later a brief dash over the Gulf of Aden, and finally skirt the coast of Kenya (but over land, of course!).

Now if only I could find an airline that serves GDX (Magadan, Russia)  Wink/being sarcastic

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=gdx-cpt&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=&PATH-UNITS=mi&SPEED-GROUND=&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=&MAP-STYLE=



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