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Midway Island Airfield To Close  
User currently offlineHa2vegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

I heard the company that operates the Midway Island airfield is closing up shop and moving out.

Does anyone know if this waypoint is considered a "suitable airport" for transpac ETOPS purposes? If so, are there other options near enough to Midway to comply with the suitability issue?

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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

I know Air NZ isn't happy about this, due to the fact that if Midway is closed, ETOPs regulations will force them to reroute their LAX-bound 763, adding flight time.




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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Hmmm....this also means that Aloha Airlines will forced to suspende it's 1 weekly flight to Midway Island from Honolulu.

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1691 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.  Smile


User currently offlineDahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1683 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!!

User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1682 times:

So does that mean they are losing all air service? If that is the case, how are they going to bring in supplies and such?

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1674 times:

Is Phoenix Air still runing the shop out there?

They used to send their learjets through Cold Bay, Alaska on the way down there.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6903 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1622 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.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1590 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.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Shemya is on caretaker status. A native corperation maintains the facilities out there.


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User currently offlineDahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1536 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.

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3212 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Today's Honolulu Star-Bulletin has an article about this:

http://starbulletin.com/2002/02/04/news/index5.html

David / SAN


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1477 times:

Lovely...The Federal Government screwing up private enterprise again....

I tell you these Fish and Feathers people are just as bad as the NAZI party in 1937



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