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Boeing Article On Polar Routes  
User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5446 posts, RR: 58
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2275 times:


There is a pretty good and detailed article on Polar Routes in Boeing's Aero Magazine, issue 16. Here is the link the the full article:



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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

Interesting article! I flew DTW-PEK and back last April and was wondering about the special additional requirements that airlines must meet to operate these flights. The referenced article covers all of that.

Our "westbound" flight was straight north from DTW over Hudson Bay to the North Pole (almost -- 89.2 deg. N), then a slight left turn, and straight south over Lake Baykal in western Siberia, Ulanbatar in Mongolia, and finally a little jog east to PEK. This would be Polar 2 according to the article.

The eastbound (returning) flight took a more southerly route along the coast of Siberia, over the Bering Sea and Alaska.


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