Ba777pilot From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2007, 49 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
hi to all.
i just arrived back from my trip to Chicago and while i was there, i took a drive near MDW and as i got closer to the airport i noticed a DL aircraft for sure, but it seemed to be much larger than what they usually fly there(emb 170, crj). I looked at it and i saw the silver bottom and the tail was for sure a DL. To me it looked like a 767-300 but i am not sure if MDW has a runway long enough for a 767. But it was very identical to a 767 but i am very puzzled over what it could be.
Pilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Well a 763 could probably easily land there. But landing isn't the tricky part (or maybe it is *cough* WN), it's taking off that is usually longer. It could probably do it with minimal weight, maybe even short-takeoff procedures.
But, mainline does not fly to MDW, so if there was anything bigger then an E170 you saw there, it had to be a charter or emergency of some sort. I highly doubt it was a 763...perhaps a 738?
That's my conclusion...no guarantee that it's right.