NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1362 times:
I know the military are talking about closing Johnston Atoll which is used as an alternate field.
Midway is used as an alternate for flights such as LAX-NRT, HNL-GUM etc as it's northwest of Hawaii.
Air New Zealand doesn't go near it.
Dahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
I heard this in the news here in Hawai'i, and I was disappointed. I am in college, and wanted to take a summer course out on the island to get a few college credits. I guess this is a good thing in a way since it will save some birds from becoming propeller fodder!!
Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6642 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
Draw a triangle with its corners at (31.694307N, 176.499516W), (33.909868N, 178.932671W), and (35.480483N, 173.168067W). That's the area that is more than 1167 nm (i.e. 180 minutes at 389 knots) from Shemya, Wake, and Honolulu. (What is Shemya's status, anyway?) The "great circle" from HNL to Guam or Narita doesn't pass through there, but HNL-Sapporo would just clip the corner. So with 180-min ETOPS you can manage without Midway-- but still nice to have.
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1261 times:
I thought the US Navy still operates the airstrip where sometimes USAF transport planes operating in the Pacific make routine stops. Don't forget that in June of this year is the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which was the turning point in the Pacific in WW2. In this battle we sank four of the six Japanese aircraft carriers that took part in the Pearl Harbor attack.
Dahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
The US Navy has zero to do with Midway now except for the ongoing cleanup of wildlife habitat. As I understand it, the Midway Phoenix Corp is blaming the National Wildlife Service for putting too many restrictions on their eco-tour operations. Something along the lines of a visitor needing to have a wildlife official supervising them at all times. Hopefully some type of agreement can be reached between the two parties, however things are not looking very good at this point.