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A300's And DC-8's Up In Under 7000ft.!  
User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Tonight I was watching the FedEX and UPS flights out of CLE, and I noticed that the three A300s and the one DC-8 all used runway 6L. 6L is 7096 ft. long. Now I read that the DC-8 needs at least 8000 ft in order to rotate, and around the same for the A300. The DC-8 goes to Rockford IL, and the two FedEx A300s go to wherever their big hub is, I think it's MEM. As for the UPS A300, I don't know where it goes, somewhere not too far I suppose.

Now, given the cities these planes fly to, and for simplicity each was carrying a full cargo load, how much fuel would be in the DC-8's and the A300s' tanks?

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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Depending on weather of course. The DC8 would have a fule load of approx 45,000 pounds.

JET


User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Thanks for the info JET.

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

No problem  Big thumbs up

JET


User currently offlineTT737FO From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 472 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

I posted this before, but you might get a kick out of it....it's the What this is not Da Nang story.

http://www.hmm-364.org/sneaked.html

Think you could handle a short field take off with an empty 8, JET?


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Recall that United's last DC-8-71 flights were off of Kona's 6500-ft runway to SFO.

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