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Trivia- name the airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:22 am

I came up with this interesting trivia question:

Given the ranges of current commercial aircraft, name the only commercial airport that can support non-stop flights to every other commercial airport in the world.
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:26 am

My guess is DFW most likely wrong but what the hect.
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:30 am

Dubai

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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:31 am

JFK. flights go JFK-HKG, I assume that's more than 1/2 the world's girth.
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:38 am

DXB is close, but no cigar. Easter Island, for example, cannot be reached non-stop from DXB.
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:42 am

... Is DXB-HNL or DXB-LAX nonstop possible ? DXB area sounds possible to me.

JFK ??? is JFK-SYD or JFK-PER nonstop possible ? Don't think so...

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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:45 am

Ssides, I'm assuming its somewhere in the Middle-East?
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:49 am

Can I take two guesses: either SYD or CPT??
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:07 am

ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Central Africa somewhere? maybe? maybe?
 
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:14 am

West African coast???
 
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:15 am

Canaries or some place near there- although Easter Island seems far from anywhere near there...
 
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:15 am

I'm guessing Moscow

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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:30 am

How about TLV?

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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:14 am

All close, but places in Central Africa cannot serve some Pacific islands. The answer is Barrow, Alaska. Assuming you could fly an A345 out of Barrow, with an 8500 nm range, you could fly anywhere on the planet except Antarctica. To my knowledge, there is no commercial airport on Antarctica. The southern tip of Africa is a stretch, but it is possible. Thanks for your answers!
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:21 am

I would have guessed no where, for lack of range with the a/c we have right now.
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:56 am

Ssides, what is the largest aircraft that Barrow Alaska can support? Just curious. Regards.
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:59 am

Probably a Beech 1900!

I don't know, and to be honest, that wasn't really part of my question. I should have added that caveat, that assuming it could take off, it could make it. But if I added that caveat, I'd have to add winds, temperatures, etc., and that wouldn't be fun, would it?

I guess I think we could just suffice it to say that it would be possible. Of course, if you had some empty A345s or 777LRs (when they come around), you could add more cities to the list, probably. I just thought it was a fun exercise.
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:00 am

"JFK. flights go JFK-HKG, I assume that's more than 1/2 the world's girth."

if that were the case, wouldnt they go around the other direction?
 
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RE: Trivia:

Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:04 am

Right on, Co 757-300 ... Basically, a flight will never cover more than half of the world if it involves two cities that are in the same hemisphere. Due to the availability of polar routes, a flight between two cities in the northern hemisphere would never fly "halfway around the world."
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:55 am

I stand corrected. But if there is a flight SIN-UIO, that is seriously 1/2 the world's girth! (And it crosses the equator, too)  Smile
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:41 pm

So, if Barrow could handle a fully ladenA340, 777 or 747, it could fly nonstop to CPT? I have doubts but I'll let someone else check.
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:44 pm

Oh what the heck, I'm not that lazy. The route is 9844 miles. No airliner can fly that far, can it?
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:47 pm

So, if Barrow could handle a fully ladenA340, 777 or 747, it could fly nonstop to CPT?

For what it's worth, BRW's runway is 6,500 feet, not quite long enough for all a/c types.
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:51 pm

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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:52 pm

And on that not I believe the longest range airliner in the world is the 777-200LR at 8865 nm. Therefore the answer is no airport in the world qualifies.

And Prosa, the word if is a qualifier. I know BRW could not handle the aforementioned.
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:58 pm

My guess would be that LAX is the only one that can handle flights that long. I'm probably wrong, but who the heck knows.
 
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 1:44 pm

The answer, as I stated before is none. BRW is probably the closest, LAX not even close. An empty 777-200 or A340-200/300 could make any route in the world if the airports were capable. No other airliner could though.

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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 1:49 pm

Mexico City (MEX)

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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 1:55 pm

London Heathrow!!!

Anywhere in North or South America, Africa, Middle East/Asia, and with a specially equipped aircraft...Australia (Perth, maybe even SYD)
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 1:57 pm

MEX is not even close. PER is over 10000 miles. Next?
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:05 pm

Hey I'll take a shot with GUAM
 
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:40 pm

Hm just a guess....Athens, Greece? Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:07 pm

Here's where I got the answer: Great Circle Mapper (a great site, by the way).

I put in an 8500 nautical mile range from BRW, which is the listed range of the A345, currently the longest-range airliner (Boeing says that the 777-200LR will be the longest when it is completed). I also put in various routes, like BRW-CPT, to see if it fell within the map. Funny thing is, I think it gives the ranges in nautical miles, but the route distances in statute miles.
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:19 pm

Ssides - you can set the route distance to be displayed in NM, from the drop down menu under 'Path Distance'.

Unfortunately, you will find BRW-CPT is 8554nm, so just a shade more than 8500nm...

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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:36 pm

Agggh! ... So close!
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:48 pm

RedNGold --

What airline flies SIN-UIO? This shows up as 10,650 nautical miles. What aircraft could handle this route?
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RE: Trivia- Name The Airport

Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:12 pm

if any of you are having difficulties using the Great Circle Mapper in order to find the answer, it might be more advantageous to employ the range function while setting the map function to "ortho." entering ' 8500nm@BRW ' in the range box, and ' CPT ' in the paths box, it appears that nearly the entire earth, save for southern africa and antarctica is within range, but if you reset the map centre to CPT, it appears that Cape Town is just outside of reach.......did anyone else attempt this?