Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 3): Wow -- thats some wild routing! Is this a common one for routing smaller planes like this between mainland and Hawaii ? Or was this in lieu of installing a fuel tank in the cabin?
Most small aircraft ferries install ferry tanks to fly non-stop from the West Coast, even GA aircraft. This routing means that they don't have ferry tanks.
777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2501 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 9617 times:
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 10): ADK-HNL is only 300 miles shorter than SAN-HNL (which is, incidentally, only 2614 miles). SAN-ITO is only 2500 miles. The lack of alternates between the two may have been a concern.
Right, but ADK-HNL will also yield more favorable winds than SAN-ITO which is 2,172nm. Embraer's website claims the E170 has a 2,100nm range; ADK-HNL logs in at 2,029nm according to GR8CM.
HaYnFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9078 times:
Saw a picture of their "new" aircraft sitting at the gate today and noticed that the tail livery has the logo for the Kapalua Land Company (website here: http://www.kapalua.com/). Why would that be? Is Mokulele selling their tails for advertising $$ or does the Kapalua Land Company have an equity stake? Come to find out that it appears their entire fleet sports the Kapalua logo.
Kapalua is a community on the Island of Maui and while it has an airport (JHM), jets cannot land there.
In an unrelated question: Who can land at Midway? That isn't an airfield that normally supports commercial (even ferry) air traffic is it? I know it is an alternate landing field in cases of emergency (a CO heavy landed there several years ago) but I didn't think it would have been an option in non-emergency situations.
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: Do you know if anyone has done it? The Virgin Blue aircraft did not use ferry tanks.
: No idea. However the 717s out there come back to the mainland every once in a while for mx. I'm sure the 170s will need to as well but not enough to j
: Kapalua Airport is one of Mokulele's destinations.
: It's a 2 year agreement between Mokulele and ML&P to promote ML&P's Kapalua properties and activities. ML&P has the option to buy shares in Mokulele.
: don't know if this has been answered but are these planes being flown by republic crews?
: Right... If (when) they come back to the mainland, they will most likeky take the direct route as they will have tailwinds
: Found this: PMDY: ARPT CTC 0800-1700 (808) 674-1237. EMERGENCY PAGER 24 HRS (480) 768-2500 ID 881631492770. SCHEDULED ACFT OPNS PERMITTED ONLY DURG H
: That looks coool!!! Thats quite the long trip for a small airport like the 170.
: Yes, the airplanes are being operated by Shuttle America crews.
: Yes, the airplanes are being operated by Shuttle America crews. thank you.
: I don't think the Ejets are equipped to accept a ferry tank... Aircraft need to be designed that one can be installed....and I don't know how you cou
: Kapalua is not just a "community" or a land company, it is a destination resort. Not like the big crazy Marriott Vacation Clubs or Disney-like resorts
: They had their first flight. http://www.starbulletin.com/business...s_makes_its_jet_service_debut.html Wish them luck.