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User currently offlineRobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 940 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
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Visiting Rio, and today, from atop Sugarloaf, I watched the TAM and GOL jets fly below us as they approached 2R at SDU. I assume that this approach is only useable in good VFR conditions, correct?

And if what I read is correct, at 4300 feet long, is this the shortest runway anywhere used by Boeing and Airbus airliners?

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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 3077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Quoting RobertS975 (Thread starter):
And if what I read is correct, at 4300 feet long, is this the shortest runway anywhere used by Boeing and Airbus airliners?

Alaska used to fly 727-100 and 737-200 into Dutch Harbor, Alaska and at only 3,900 feet, it was probably the shortest runway used by commercial jet aircraft in scheduled service. It's no longer served so SDU is probably the shortest jet runway now.



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3699 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting RobertS975 (Thread starter):
And if what I read is correct, at 4300 feet long, is this the shortest runway anywhere used by Boeing and Airbus airliners?

Actually, it would be SDU's 02L/20R at 4133 ft long.

By the way, welcome to Rio. You came on a sad time for the city after all the flooding last week, but I hope you manage to have a good time despite everything.


User currently offlineOP3000 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1764 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Quoting RobertS975 (Thread starter):
Visiting Rio, and today, from atop Sugarloaf, I watched the TAM and GOL jets fly below us as they approached 2R at SDU.

GOL operates a 737-800 SFP (short field performance) specifically for SDU, and to some extent CGH which actually is the most frequent destination.

Quoting RobertS975 (Thread starter):
I assume that this approach is only useable in good VFR conditions, correct?

Last time I was at sugarloaf landing conditions were pretty good - yet a Webjet B733 aborted landing 3 full times before making it in.


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 3077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Here's a GOL landing on 20, no time to make a greaser, just get it on the ground and stopped!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UMgZ61WayA



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineOP3000 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1764 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 4):
Here's a GOL landing on 20, no time to make a greaser, just get it on the ground and stopped!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UMgZ...1WayA

If you want a see an impressive short runway takeoff, look at this B744 clip from BOH bound for JFK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feGZ4l5fk4Q&feature=related


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