Iwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1736 times:
I saw a DC-9 takeoff at KFTY (atlanta charlie brown field) today. It took every bit of the 5000 ft runway. One of the ramp workers said the Navy flies them in here occasionally. 5000 feet just seems really short to me! He said Bob Dole's 727 flew into KFTY a couple of times as well.
So, does anyone have the actual minimums in standard atmospheric conditions for these two planes?
I'd also be interested in others... DC-10, L-1011, 747..
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
In SAS we used to regularly operate the DC-9-41 from 1,600-meter runways,the T/O roll being some 1,100-1,200-meters.We could operate the DC-9-21 into 1,400-meter runways.Not at maximum weights,but with a full house and fuel for 1:50 hrs sector.
LN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1039 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
According to worldaerodata.com the 08/26 RW at KTFY is:
- 5796ft/1767m long
- elevation difference of only 14ft/4.25m i.e. 0.25% uphill/downhill slope
- 800 ft above MSL
If we presume it exist the following conditions at the airport:
- zero wind
- dry RW
The safe MTOW for a DC-9-32 / JT8D-9 with 5° flaps will be:
This is pretty low TOW compared to the MTOW of the DC-9-32, which is 110,000lb/49.5tonne.
Headwind and colder conditions would have increased this TOW.
Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6842 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
When the DC-9-20 was in production Douglas (McD-Douglas?) said in an ad that it could use 3600-ft runways. EA (and PA?) 727s flew out of STT when its runway was officially 4650 ft (though the actual length of pavement may have been a bit more).