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Scheduled PH Twin Otter Flight...can This Be?  
User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 869 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2966 times:


i noticed in my Skyguide that Polynesian Airlines has a 1,143 mile non-stop flight from Pago Pago to Maota on a Twin Otter! this is equivalent to a Cleveland - Austin TX flight. now, call me claustrophobic....but that seems like a bit too long to be in a DHT!

can anyone here confirm this? or even better....has anyone taken this flight? i'd be curious to hear how it went.


thx
chris


Well nothing's dead down here, just a little tired
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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2896 times:


Much as I love Twin Otters, that does seem like a long time to be on one..
doo they even have that kind of range?



Jim



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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4930 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

The Twin Otters I used to fly in the Arctic, sure as heck didn't have the range.

What was the flying time, at about 180-200 knots, (and I am being generous here!) it should be about 5 or 6 hours?

Also, the fact that there would be no lav would be solved with the lack of galleys .. no?



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User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Huh? MXS-PPG is only 176km -- a 50 minute flight.

http://www.polynesianairlines.com/Timetables/from_maota.html

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=MXS-ppg&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=&PATH-UNITS=km&SPEED-GROUND=&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=&MAP-STYLE=


User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 869 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

LongHauler.....i never even thought about that....

ouch...



chris



Well nothing's dead down here, just a little tired
User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 869 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Russophile.....hmm..if thats the case then my Skyguide is way wrong and HAS been for months! it lists it as 1,143 miles!


Well nothing's dead down here, just a little tired
User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

hmm..if thats the case then my Skyguide is way wrong and HAS been for months!

Don't worry. Skyguide, both the book and the ATC, have a reputation of getting things wrong Big grin


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5640 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

LongHauler

Twotters can hav lav's! The ones TN (the orginal, TAA- Trans Australia Airlines) operated in Qld to the islands and outback in the 60 & 70's certainly did, and I THINK the one operating TSV - many stops - Mt Isa even had a small galley.

Gemuser



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