Aesma wrote:If no woman had flown this route before...
Iemand91 wrote:Its recorded flight time was 46 hours, 39 minutes, 38 seconds.
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/07 ... 562853645/
In 1975-77 the ITO-ORD nonstop was Friday only, then in 1978 UA said it would be daily eff 9 June -- still eastward only. No nonstop in the 10/78 timetable.Jump to post
Checked 1982 and 1984 OAGs -- DFW-SJU was 72S.Jump to post
It seems AA started DFW-SJU in 1982
I'll check -- probably a 727?
Says Feb 1982 -- might be true for all I know. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/23149084203/sizes/l/ Same date here -- same vehicle? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/23775885175/sizes/l/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/23693458311/sizes/l/ (Now that I continue thru his...Jump to post
3 Apr 1988
https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/c ... 083/rec/43
15 June 1988
https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/c ... 003/rec/95
Bradin wrote:isn't [LAX] 25L and 25R more than 1200' apart?
flyPIT wrote:even though it was a scheduled ATA route
Q wrote:I can't image that United 747-200 flew Chicago to Hilo daily non stop!
Busiest by passenger count? O&D passengers only -- connecting passengers don't count? Or what?Jump to post
If you can't get the info elsewhere, you can always try When you're listening to a low-altitude plane, keep listening as it climbs, to hear the frequencies it changes to. You can hope to get the hi-alt freq for 100 miles west/east of you, then if you listen to that maybe you'll hear aircraft being h...Jump to post
Mostly 737s and 727-100s in 1986
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... up;seq=605
They don't have the 1987 issue -- no UA at ISP in 1988.
Airport Activity Statistics for 1988 shows 31458 DL sched-svc departures from LAX, 26960 UA, 24876 AA.
And 27339 USAir and 8755 PSA, so if you combine those two...
phatfarmlines wrote:How long have jets been doing the right-hand "Candlestick Climb" from 28L/R?
That’s called the TRUKN departure. The TRUKN departure isn't intended to go over San Bruno Mountain. It says right turn to TRUKN (i.e. Oakland airport) on reaching 520 ft altitude -- guess for a heavy that would be around the west end of the runway. DEDHD is a few miles west of Vacaville, so that i...Jump to post
Yeah, looking at the east end (where the high-numbered gates would be) there could be a short gap between the "satellite" and the terminal -- but what for? Too small for planes to taxi over it, and would they build an undergound walkway just to make things easier for baggage wagons? Can't ...Jump to post
Is this an under-the-tarmac walkway? To where?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 927433277/
Lots more interesting pics in the guy's collection.
historicaerials.com shows it under construction in 1990 and open in 1991.Jump to post
If you don't have the flight numbers yet 31 Oct 1976 https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/asm0341/id/35402/rec/214 24 April 1977 https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/asm0341/id/31670/rec/217 12 Sept 1977 https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/comp...Jump to post
DenverTed wrote:I don't think [UA] ever flew Detroit or Boston nonstop
Historicaerials.com has a 1986 aerial of Miami, and the taxiways in the pic match up pretty well with the taxiways north of Runway 12. But the distant buildings in the pic --- can't find them on current aerials. (How about the bldg at 25.807N 80.331W that's on the 1980s aerials and is gone now?) If ...Jump to post
747Whale wrote:the SEAL BEACH 8 ... [is] flown for both eastbound and westbound departures
The wikipedia article says Monterrey started 1991; apparently the map is 1991-93. I'll check a couple OAGs.Jump to post
Some diagrams https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12535962994/sizes/h/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12535824724/sizes/k/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15530504470/sizes/h/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15529468179/sizes/h/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/...Jump to post
The NW timetable for 1 May 1999 and the July 1999 OAG show an eastward one-stop via NRT.
No eastward direct flights in NW timetables for 8 Sept 1999, 31 Jan 2000 or 1 May 2000.
August 2000 OAG shows the nonstop.
I finally noticed the Pan Am timetables at https://merrick.library.miami.edu/specialCollections/asm0341/ Hundreds of them, in semi-random order. I listed most of the 1945-1990 system timetables in date order -- if you want the lists give me your e-mail and I'll send them to you. (I might have made a...Jump to post
DL747400 wrote:Do (did?) both LGA and JFK use this flightpath?
Airport Activity Statistics shows 2283 Empire F28 departures from LGA in 1984, and 410 Piedmont -- no Pilgrim. Probably all Piedmont's F28 arrivals were from the south or west, so they wouldn't be southbound down the Hudson.Jump to post
World Financial Center is under construction, so the 1984 date might be right.Jump to post
It's going to LGA, starting to bank left for runway 4 or 31. Do LGA arrivals from the northeast still do this? Did Piedmont have any flights to LGA from the NE?Jump to post
I punched the filed route into ForeFlight, and it shows direct SFO at 3,500 Must be just for clerical reasons, or something. They'd never actually do that, of course. They climb to 5000 and turn WNW to pass under the SFO arrival stream from the south. Like he said, that's what AA MD11s to Tokyo did...Jump to post
Busiest airport in the US 1949 to 1958 was always Chicago Midway -- by flight count, anyway, and probably by passenger count. No doubt it was #1 in the world. O'Hare replaced it and was the world #1 thru the 1960s and 1970s, by flight count at least. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.390150...Jump to post
how far away are we from "Cleared takeoff, route direct to destination" If flights are converging on JFK from all over the US, they can't all converge on JFK -- they have to converge on a point west of JFK so approach control can sequence them. Years ago I heard a night flight climbing ou...Jump to post
DC-7C economical cruise would be more like 260-270 knots. Typical seat count ... maybe 70-75 on international flights.
Econ cruise for a CV880 is less than 500 knots, of course, and don't plan to fly 3300 nm with it.
Turns out SYD to JNB is 5963 nm direct, or 6247 nm if you stay within 1600 nm of Perth and Mauritius.Jump to post
SYD/MEL to JNB/CPT would need a slight detour to stay within 240 minutes -- maybe Cocos would eliminate that.
(No, looks like Cocos doesn't help much.)