Patches From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3731 times:
747'a come there every once in a while. DC-10's, L1011's also show up at RST. most of the wide body's come from the middle east to the famous Mayo Clinic. What time of the day was the BA 744 there? I live only about 30 minutes from the airport, and would have loved to see that!
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3617 times:
According to the charts, RST's runway 13/31 is 7533' X 150' and runway 2/20 is 7300' X 150'. Surface strength can handle up to 300,00 lbs. Yes, this is minimum length for the 747, but it can and IS done. A 747 CAN NOT take off heavy however out of there, NON-stop back to Europe (obviously).