chrisjake
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Scheduled PH Twin Otter Flight...can This Be?

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:50 pm


i noticed in my Skyguide that Polynesian Airlines has a 1,143 mile non-stop flight from Pago Pago to Maota on a Twin Otter! this is equivalent to a Cleveland - Austin TX flight. now, call me claustrophobic....but that seems like a bit too long to be in a DHT!

can anyone here confirm this? or even better....has anyone taken this flight? i'd be curious to hear how it went.


thx
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RE: Scheduled PH Twin Otter Flight...can This Be?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:06 am


Much as I love Twin Otters, that does seem like a long time to be on one..
doo they even have that kind of range?



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RE: Scheduled PH Twin Otter Flight...can This Be?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:15 am

The Twin Otters I used to fly in the Arctic, sure as heck didn't have the range.

What was the flying time, at about 180-200 knots, (and I am being generous here!) it should be about 5 or 6 hours?

Also, the fact that there would be no lav would be solved with the lack of galleys .. no?
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chrisjake
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RE: Scheduled PH Twin Otter Flight...can This Be?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:59 am

LongHauler.....i never even thought about that....

ouch...



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chrisjake
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RE: Scheduled PH Twin Otter Flight...can This Be?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:01 am

Russophile.....hmm..if thats the case then my Skyguide is way wrong and HAS been for months! it lists it as 1,143 miles!
 
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RE: Scheduled PH Twin Otter Flight...can This Be?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:03 am

hmm..if thats the case then my Skyguide is way wrong and HAS been for months!

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RE: Scheduled PH Twin Otter Flight...can This Be?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:06 pm

LongHauler

Twotters can hav lav's! The ones TN (the orginal, TAA- Trans Australia Airlines) operated in Qld to the islands and outback in the 60 & 70's certainly did, and I THINK the one operating TSV - many stops - Mt Isa even had a small galley.

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