baec777
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Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 2:04 pm

Does anyone has information on Waco Airports in Texas.
Runways, ATC, ATIS, VOR, ILS, Etc...?

Reason for this was the British Airways Boeing 777 landed in Waco, Texas today due to Prime Minister Tony Blair came for a visit with the U.S. President George W. Bush, Bush & Blair were taken by US President Helicopter to Crawford Texas from Waco, later to discuss War on Terrorism. Blair is spending all weekend in Crawford, Texas returning back to UK by Monday or Tuesday

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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 2:08 pm

Try http:/www.airnav.com
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baec777
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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 2:14 pm

How much runway needed for Boeing & Airbus heavies..??

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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 4:03 pm

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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 4:07 pm


CTAF: 119.3
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 123.85 [0600-0000]
WX ASOS: PHONE 254-754-6148
WACO GROUND: 121.9 [0600-0000]
WACO TOWER: 119.3 [0600-0000]
257.8 [0600-0000]
WACO APPROACH: 135.2 [0600-0000]
352.0 [0600-0000]
WACO DEPARTURE: 126.125 [0600-0000]
352.0 [0600-0000]
EMERG: 121.5
243.0
WX AWOS-3 at CNW (8 nm E): 134.225 (254-867-3880)
WX AWOS-3 at PWG (9 nm SW): 135.525 (254-848-4581)
VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
------------------- ----------------------- ------ ---
ACTr138/3.6 WACO VORTAC 115.30 09E
TPLr013/26.1 TEMPLE VOR/DME 110.40 09E
GNLr268/34.9 GROESBECK VOR/DME 108.80 05E

Localizer information
Type: ILS/DME
Frequency: 109.70 MHz
Identification code: I-ACT .. .- -.-. -
Antenna location: 31-36-07.210N / 097-13-49.470W
Course width: 5.59 degrees




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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 4:17 pm

In a more "local" vein, it is a crummy little airport. I shot instrument approaches there for practise several times because there is never any traffic. The really bad news is that, if you land there, you are in Waco. A more dismal place is hard to find.
 
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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 4:29 pm

I rather enjoy taking off over the lake.
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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 5:18 pm

Did the BA 777 land at ACT or CNW?

It seems to me it would be safer to land at CNW than at ACT; CNW is built on the old James Connally AFB, and can easily accommodate big A/C, such as a 747 or 777. The only customers at CNW are Airborne Express, which gets DC8s’ and DC9s, and Raytheon, who gets a wide variety of A/C, both military and civilian. While I was going to school in Waco, I saw everything from a NASA 747 to a USAF CK 135s.

If I get bored this weekend, I may drive up to Waco and see for myself!
 
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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 5:21 pm

The longest runway at Waco Regional Airport is runway 1/19 which is 6596 x 150 ft. Apparantly the PM is also visiting College Station, tx (home of Texas A&M University) which has a 7000 ft runway, so the 777 must only need about 6000 feet or less to take off and land. I would venture to guess that the PM & staff don't really give the 777 a full load, thereby decreasing the required takeoff and landing distances.

TSTC-Waco Airport has an 8600ft runway, but TSTC appears to be waco's secondary airport and I doubt it has the facilites to keep a 777 for an extended period, but I may be wrong.
 
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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 5:45 pm

I stand corrected, I just read on another thread that the PM will use Waco TSTC not Waco Regional.

This makes sense because TSTC has the longer runway. TSTC is also the airport Air Force One uses to carry GWB on.
 
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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 7:35 pm

TSTC is not used for scheduled commercial air traffic. Waco Regional is where all the (gasp) regional carriers fly out of. American Eagle and a couple others.

TSTC used to be an AFB, as has been posted. It has a good sized runway and several airlines, as well as the military and NASA, use the airport for repairs, training, etc. Also, Texas State Technical College (TSTC, get it?) uses the airport for alot of its training in the aviation field.

My uncle has a ranch a mile or so from the base (he's down the street from Wings for Christ Int'l (73F)) and always sees large airliners, large cargo aircraft, and military aircraft flying in and out. He often sees AF1 going in and out when George W. goes down to Crawford. I was at my Grandma's in Waco for Thanksgiving and was on my way to my Uncle's ranch when Marine 1 and a backup flew over us.

They even had an AN124 in there a few years back.

I think it's funny that Waco and TSTC are getting all this attention now that Tony Blair has flown in on a 777... GWB flies in there on a regular basis on Air Force 1 and I hear nary a peep on the forum.  Smile
 
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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sat Apr 06, 2002 7:37 pm

Er... by commercial air traffic i meant passenger flights... they get lots of cargo.
 
baec777
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RE: Waco, Texas Information...?

Sun Apr 07, 2002 3:23 am

Thank you for the information[s] I requested. Very Kind..

baec