USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5954 times:
I believe SXM is 7000 ft. long give or take a few hundred feet...when 747's operated out of there, they usually headed to another island with a longer runway to top off tanks before heading across the pond...
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Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5874 times:
Hobart International airport has a runway which is only 2200 metres long which is about 7,000ft and get's quite a lot of heavy traffic including AN-124's,747's,A340's and 767's. Another one i can think of is Coolangatta airport in QLD which has a runway only 2042 metres long but routinely has 767 traffic.
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5739 times:
SXM has a 7535 feet runway...
As USAFHummer mentioned, the 747s operate out of SXM to other Carribean airports (to drop some other passengers as well) then refuel for the flight back to Europe... Unless say, a 9,000 feet runway is available (better, make it 10,000 feet) - there is nothing much that can be done for a heavily loaded 747 to fly full payload with a lot of fuel...
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5513 times:
Wellington International (NZWN) has a 1935 Metre (6348 Feet) runway aligned 16/34 with high ground to the north and no safety areas at either end.
We used to see regular QF 747SP service as well as NZ and QF 767 service.
Unusual heavies have included a UA 747-100 diverted from Auckland and a BA 777 Royal Flight though that one was obviously VERY lightly loaded.
All heavies had payload restrictions.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7808 posts, RR: 54 Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4775 times:
I think Braniff had moved to DFW before they got their 747s; so I don't think they ever operated out of Love Field.
Anyone remember when a United DC10 landed at Washington National? Low on fuel, although I don't know why they didn't divert somewhere else, DC ain't exactly Easter Island. Anyway, a UA DC10 definitely went into National, flew out again the next day empty by a UA test pilot. I've never seen a picture but I would very much like to if anyone knows anything about it.
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CitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2312 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4722 times:
I just received my May/June Airliners magazine yesterday. It features an article on SAN.
Their runway is 9,400 ft long with a 1,810 foot displaced threshold. The British 744 stopped in PHX. On March 25, 2001 British 772 non-stops went to Gatwick. In October 2002 it switched to Heathrow.