YULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 58926 times:
with 7700 feet of runway SXM can handle most Airlines jet...because they are almost empty on fuel... taking off is another story... B747 need to put 1-2 hours worth of fuel and go to alternate airport... FDF, PTP, AUA, BON and than takeoff to Europe... Only AF343 can make it back SXM-CDG on a regular basis... may be some other charter using A332 and B767 can go back to Europe on that short runway... pretty spectacular place to be to watch planes...
I heard that a C-5 landed there few yr back to deliver something and they back it up to the fence for the C5 to takeoff
Surfrider1978 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 58695 times:
Quoting YULYMX (Reply 1): I heard that a C-5 landed there few yr back to deliver something and they back it up to the fence for the C5 to takeoff
A c5 would not need that much takeoff space to be backed up to the fence, especially empty. In the 80's when the Lockheed SkunkWorks project was ongoing at BUR, they had loaded c5's carrying pieces of the stealth to PMD for assembly, and using no more than half of the 6200' runway on takeoff.
N659AA From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 58437 times:
Does anyone know where I can find Corsair schedule information. I will be in SXM on Tuesday 29 April and was wondering if Corsai flies into SXM daily. Since it is a charter, their schedules are not in the OAG.