KCLE
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A300's And DC-8's Up In Under 7000ft.!

Wed Jun 19, 2002 3:21 pm

Tonight I was watching the FedEX and UPS flights out of CLE, and I noticed that the three A300s and the one DC-8 all used runway 6L. 6L is 7096 ft. long. Now I read that the DC-8 needs at least 8000 ft in order to rotate, and around the same for the A300. The DC-8 goes to Rockford IL, and the two FedEx A300s go to wherever their big hub is, I think it's MEM. As for the UPS A300, I don't know where it goes, somewhere not too far I suppose.

Now, given the cities these planes fly to, and for simplicity each was carrying a full cargo load, how much fuel would be in the DC-8's and the A300s' tanks?
 
JETPILOT
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RE: A300's And DC-8's Up In Under 7000ft.!

Wed Jun 19, 2002 3:42 pm

Depending on weather of course. The DC8 would have a fule load of approx 45,000 pounds.

JET
 
KCLE
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RE: A300's And DC-8's Up In Under 7000ft.!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 1:51 am

Thanks for the info JET.
 
JETPILOT
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RE: A300's And DC-8's Up In Under 7000ft.!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:31 am

No problem  Big thumbs up

JET
 
tt737fo
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RE: A300's And DC-8's Up In Under 7000ft.!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 11:17 am

I posted this before, but you might get a kick out of it....it's the What this is not Da Nang story.

http://www.hmm-364.org/sneaked.html

Think you could handle a short field take off with an empty 8, JET?
 
timz
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RE: A300's And DC-8's Up In Under 7000ft.!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:53 am

Recall that United's last DC-8-71 flights were off of Kona's 6500-ft runway to SFO.

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