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User currently offlineUsAirways_757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Hello all,

Has anyone ever flown out of John Wayne airport recently? I heard it can be an unnerving takeoff, what do you think?

Thanks  Smile

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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

I did last weekend. Its not what people make it out to be. Sure, they do have steep take offs. They are fast, and sweet.

I wrote a trip report called "My joyride to SNA on 2-18-01" its in the trip report section.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8921 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

I've heard that DL MD-90s on takeoff out of there are amazing. It must be cool though to take a 757 to ATL from there though.


User currently offlineFedExIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

I took a 757 out of there in September of 99 to Dallas. I wasn't really supposed to be there considering I was supposed to be in IND hours earlier. Our flight on America West to IND was cancelled and we had to go to SNA and then transfer to AA then to DFW then to IND. The takeoff was steep, and the pilots warned us ahead of time what to expect.

User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

It is pretty neat to do. The pilots tell you what to expect and such. I have done it in a UA 757 a few times, and man there is nothing like the get up and go of an eager 757.

FYI. They will line up on the runway, get on the brakes nice and firm, and open up the throttles. As then engines spool up, the plane shakes and then kinda shudders for maybe 5 seconds, before they release the brakes, go to full power, and you race down the runway. The initial climb angle is greater than normal, and then about 1000ft I think it is, the power comes back the plane almost levels off, and you stay like this for a few min until out of the "noise sensitive" area, and then back on the power and up and out you go.

all and all a pretty nice departure from the normal t/o procedures.


They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

I flew out of SNA on January 7th on a Continental 737 series 700 bound for Newark, NJ. The take off roll was
fast, hard, and the lift was amazing. This is done due
to noise abatement restrictions.

SNA is a wonderful airport.


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

If the planes make so much as a peep those rich brats who love the conviniance of walking 5 minutes to the airport rather than drive an hour will moan and groan and bitch on how their golf game was disrupted by an AA 757. Pilots that fly in and out of John Wayne hate it. I had met an AA pilot who had flown an MD-80 and he actually wanted to really stick it to the spoiled brats down below but didn't want to loose his job when quote Some guy with a silver spoon shoved up his @$$ starts yelling over the phone to the airport and starts suing the airline because the jet noise had disrupted his listening to Mozart's greatest hits!!! unquote This was said by an MD-80 Captain I tlaked to at DFW who flew to John Wayne three times.

User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

SNA landings are even better!

Landed in SNA on a UAL 757 from Denver. Man is that fun! As soon as you touch down, the spoilers are out, the brakes are on, and the reversers are roaring full blast! You feel your whole body lurching forward while the plane decelerates quickly.

I have departed SNA on a UAL 733. Pretty spectacular, but I'd much rather be on the 757 flight...


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

I think that it would be great if UA brought in a 727 into SNA daily. Actually, it could leave at oh-lets say 6am. Big grin

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

evil minded?...why yes.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1532 times:

Even though the denizens of Newport Beach are fellow conservatives, there is only so much whining I can take.

I would sell my soul to see some good ol' boy pilot take a straight pipe, non hushed 727-100, and do a couple of full thrust low AGL flybys over that area.

The ensuing reaction of watching the stodgy old men playing golf and listening to Mozart would be priceless.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Matt D, you are to funny! Big grin

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

I'm with Matt on the low-level fly-by with one addition: after buzzing Newport Beach, I'd take it over to BUR and give them the same treatment.

Years ago, I was on BUR's Noise Compatability Committee as a representative of LA County Airports. The local resdients on that committee were a strange group to say the least. I guess they've been effective, though: 15 years later, and BUR still can't get the property they need for a new terminal.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineDalflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Hello All,
This reminds me when I was in Providence's T.F. Green Airport on board a Delta MD-88 bound for Atlanta back in June 2000. Somehow, one of the runway was being extended (correct me if I am incorrect), so the pilot informed us about the take-off (how it would take a little longer to ascend into the air). What a ride! That baby was running quick! Oh well. Until next time my friends!


"Fly for the miles!"-Delta

User currently offlineBigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

That ride you had in Providence was due to the reconstruction of the main runway at PVD (5R/23L). That is normally used not only because of weather, but because it has an extra 1,100 feet over the secondary (16/34). Delta, in particular, will never depart off 16/34. They would rather get gale-force crosswinds on 5R/23L. But about your trip, 5R/23L was closed for about 4 weeks i think. The airlines were selling less seats and everything all because suddenly, 6,100 feet was too short even for a 737 going to BWI! You would have thought they were getting cat-shotted off the Eisenhower with all that t/o thrust.

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