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Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:06 pm

Hey guys, anyone know what the longest flight occuring over solely over land (aside from small lakes/rivers) is? The best I could come up with is CDG-HKG, at 5187nm.

 
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:16 pm

Wouldn't Lisbon-Hong Kong or Madrid-Hong Kong be longer...not sure if Lisbon-HKG is over land, but I would think that MAD-HKG would be...
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:19 pm

My guess is that CDG-SGN by VN would be slightly longer at 5462 nm.
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:23 pm

Does the English chanel count as water?? If not, then LHR-HKG would be slightly longer...
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:27 pm

Does the English chanel count as water??

I dunno. Ever tried walking across it?
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:33 pm

it's surprising how much land "pacific" routes such as JFK-NRT pass over (approx 90%?).

check out great circle mapper...http://gc.kls2.com
 
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:35 pm

That map's a little out of date. I mean, the USSR hasn't existed in over a decade.  Big grin
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:39 pm

That map's a little out of date. I mean, the USSR hasn't existed in over a decade

Did it become a body of water? If not, then its still accurate as far as this discussion is concerned!  Big grin
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:49 pm

Geography, politics and history are my forte. I just tend to notice these things.  Smile
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:00 pm

Great observation Goose...to think of all the times Ive used the GCM and havent noticed that...

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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:11 pm

LIS-HKG is over land, 5951 nm.
But... LIS-FOC (Fuzhou, China) is a little bit longer with 5986 nm.
Anyhow, I doubt that any airline serves these routes non-stop  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:30 pm

FRA-BKK 5581 nm not too bad
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:32 pm

I dunno. Ever tried walking across it?

Did it become a body of water?


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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:33 pm

FRA-BKK 5581 nm

FRA-BKK is 5581 STATUTE miles or 4850 NAUTICAL miles
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:44 pm

How about Amsterdam to Ho Chi Minh City? 6126 miles according to the Great Circle Mapper. Brussels to Ho Chi Minh City is about the same - 6164 miles.


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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:56 pm

Um, how can Paris - Hong Kong be the longest over land flight when you have to cross water to land at Hong Kong????
 
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:02 pm

For any flight of reasonable distance you're going to have to cross some water, be it the water around Hong Kong airport, a lake, a river, ...

We're more discussing large expanses of water...seas, large lakes, oceans, large bays, etc.
 
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:21 pm

I found Abidjan-Shanghai, at 6995nm. It does cross the sea south of the Suez canal in Egypt. I am sure that more knowledgeable mouse navigators will be able to fine tune the route both to avoid the small stretch of sea, and to make it even longer on the African end. I am sure it can be longer than 7000nm, all over land.

 
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:37 am

Assuming Hong Kong is allowed, then HKG-Conakry will be hard to beat: 13304 km 7184 nm. This does pass over the isthmus of Suez.

If Hong Kong is out, then is Macau on the mainland? If not we're stuck with Guangzhou (?).
 
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RE: Longest Flight Over Land

Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:49 pm

GDX - CPT 9643 Statue Miles but you do cross the Strait of Hormuz at its narrowest point, later a brief dash over the Gulf of Aden, and finally skirt the coast of Kenya (but over land, of course!).

Now if only I could find an airline that serves GDX (Magadan, Russia)  Wink/being sarcastic

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