The quick answer to the posted question is; easily.
It is not the size of the aircraft. It is the power to wheight ratio and the airspeed required to generate enough lift over the airfoil. So the question would be how much a 753 out of SNA
) would be wheight restricted. Meaning a cap on fuel and or pax. Limiting one in range and or payload. Unfortanately I can't answer that because I dont have access to 753 performance data.
I can remember watching in 1989/1990 a HP
747 departing out of PHX
. I would have been only 9 years old at the time but I still remember vividly. Anyway HP
was still operating out of terminal 3 in PHX
. I was watching aircraft departing to the west on runway 26L (or was it rnwy 25 at the time?). HP
737-300s (at the time I also knew the difference between a 200/300) were not airborne until passing west of the terminal. But a HP
747 was wheels up before being abeam the terminal 3's main south concourse. Could not have been more than 4000ft of rnwy used. So the 74 was obviously headed to vegas. Very light fuel load. And more recently the same could have been said about the perfomance of the BA
747s doing the PHX
hops(before anybody calls me a lair on that, BA
discountinued that route in 2001.). Put any 757 takeoff I've ever seen to shame.