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What Is The Largest Plane That Can Fly Out Of Cos?  
User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Just wondered for curiosity what is the largest plane that can fly to or from Colorado Springs. Thanks!


Thanks and Gig Em!
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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3242 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

The longest runway at COS is 13,500 feet, so to answer your question, the largest plane that CAN serve COS is the largest plane that can serve any airport, which is the Boeing 747-400 or the upcoming Airbus A380. Now since Colorado Springs doesn't have the population base to support service from either of those aircraft, the largest plane you'll probably ever see for normal scheduled service is a United 757-200.


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User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

Thanks Jmc1975, I didn't know what the largest runway was.


Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2607 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

UAL used to bring DC-10s in from Denver, and Air Force One has visited COS, so does that answer your question?

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2115 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

what about the AN-225?  Smile that's bigger. hehe.


Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

NASA conducts high-altitude tests out of COS all the time. There is always a NASA plane sitting at COS, usually a 757 but they also bring there 777 to COS.

Pretty much any aircraft ever built with landing gears can take-off and land at COS. Some aircraft (most actually) will have some restrictions but they will be able to land and take-off.

COS currently has the longest runway in Colorado, 13,500ft long. The runway is also 200ft. wide.

Don't forget that COS shares its runways with Peterson Air Force Base which recieves all sorts of military aircraft from F-15s to C-5 Galaxys. Mainly C-130s though.

Regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 677 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

Hey BA, NASA doesn't own a 777. LOL!!  Laugh out loud

Just to let you know.





User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

N737MC,

See it for yourself:


They may not own it, but this perticular Boeing 777-300 at COS is used to conduct high-altitude tests. The inside is full of computers.

Regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

"and Air Force One has visited COS,"

 Insane

LY744.



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Yes, Air Force One has visited COS.

If you look behind the Western Pacific 737-300 in the distance you will Air Force One (the 747-200) taxiing by Peterson Air Force Base

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Photo © Ben Wang


Here's a US Air Force C-32A (757-200) taking off as a huge thunderstorm approaches:

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Photo © Alex R. Lloyd



Regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2607 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

LY744, don't forget that NORAD is right next door, and that's Presidential business.

User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Thanks for all your help everybody!! I appreciate it!


Thanks and Gig Em!
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