"Although it is not every day that an aircraft of this size lands at Yeager, Belcher said the airport was more than equipped to handle it. He said that 757s often land at Yeager as part of special events or chartered flights. Most recently, several 757s landed at Yeager carrying Washington dignitaries to Sen. Robert Byrd's funeral, he said."
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727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 792 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6147 times:
CRW is more than big enough to handle a 757. As a current 757 pilot I can tell you this with certainty. Airlines routinely fly from SNA and JAC, which have the same or shorter runways, nearly transcon with full loads. If United had wanted to they could have just flown non-stop but there were probably other reasons for not doing so such as fuel cost at CRW or aircraft availibility. In fact a certain AirForce sends it's C-25's ( I think that's right) ie 757-200 to CRW for training flights on a semi regular basis.
727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 792 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3064 times:
Quoting deltabobo (Reply 16): I dispatched a 767 into the airport. Believe me, it can handle a 767-300 as well. It's tight, but feasible.
Those had to be some interesting performance numbers, especially if it was a 76S or 76P. Those things can eat up a 10,000' runway pretty quick with any kind of a load. That being said, with flaps 20 and the right load, no problem.