MPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1034 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 1): The runways are short though. Didnt know it could handle planes larger than an RJ for that distance.
The aircraft was flying to Waco so it would have been arriving, darn near empty at that range. But even still landing requires far less runway than takeoff and 6600' is plenty for a light 737-800 to land. I have even heard of 747s landing on runways around 7000'. Then plane then took off for Austin which would also be a very light aircraft and surly capable of taking off at Waco.
One mile of highway gets you one mile, one mile of runway gets you anywhere.