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FLLJAXMCO
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College Football Charter Question?

Tue May 29, 2018 7:14 pm

I had a quick question about runway length/width and aircraft type. So Virginia Tech will be playing my Seminoles on Labor Day Monday (very excited) and in my effort to kill some time during the offseason, I noticed that Virginia Tech usually flies from KROA on a B738 with runways 6800x150 and 5810x150.

They are currently expanding the on campus airport, KBCB, to a runway length of 5,500 from 4,500 (http://www.roanoke.com/business/news/bl ... d9558.html) the only problem is that the runway is only 100 ft. wide.

I notice that UGA flies from Athens on two 717-200s and the runway there is 6122x100. Would it be possible for VT to run a B738 out of there or do you think they will continue to make the 40 minute or so drive to KROA?
 
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 12:53 am

Seems to be like 3 months too soon to start a football thread don't ya think?
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32andBelow
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 1:09 am

The 717 engines aren’t out on the wings so it’s probaby better on more narrow runways.
 
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 1:13 am

Boeing says that the 737 is capable of operating from 100 ft wide runways, but that "the FAA recommends the runway width criteria for
the 737-700/-800/-900 is 150 ft (45 m) due to its maximum certificated takeoff weight." It doesn't look like anyone is expecting any aircraft that size to operate there though. I'm also not sure what sort of payload it could reasonably carry either, it's not crazy high, but it's something around 2200 ft field elevation.

http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commer ... ps/737.pdf
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 1:14 am

It is never too early to talk about college football. If you think so, why did you look at it??
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 2:23 am

Go Noles!
 
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 2:41 am

Once again, as a Canadian I am still amazed at how much excitement Americans have for college athletics. Up here, nobody cares about college/university athletics beyond the current student body of the school. The idea of chartering planes for fans to watch the games is such a foreign concept.
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 2:50 am

Washington State charters Alaska 738s from Pullman/Moscow Regional, which is a 6730' x 100' runway.
 
Elementalism
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 3:09 am

JAGflyer wrote:
Once again, as a Canadian I am still amazed at how much excitement Americans have for college athletics. Up here, nobody cares about college/university athletics beyond the current student body of the school. The idea of chartering planes for fans to watch the games is such a foreign concept.


These charters we are talking about are for the team, not fans.
 
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 4:33 am

EYW is 100' wide and has mainline aircraft.

JAGflyer wrote:
Once again, as a Canadian I am still amazed at how much excitement Americans have for college athletics. Up here, nobody cares about college/university athletics beyond the current student body of the school. The idea of chartering planes for fans to watch the games is such a foreign concept.

Then it works just fine because we are foreigners.

I don't know if we love sports more than any other country, or if our regional rivalries are fiercer than they are elsewhere. The answer to both is probably no. Maybe it is because the membership of our top level leagues is fixed. We have minor league teams across the country, but they exist only to feed the parent teams, so the college programs are the identification which can solve the dilemma over whether Kansas is a better state than Nebraska, which are both areas that will not see professional sports. Also since football started on the college level, and pro basketball didn't take off until the 1950s, college was where the rivalries formed first.

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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 3:14 pm

WkndWanderer wrote:
Boeing says that the 737 is capable of operating from 100 ft wide runways, but that "the FAA recommends the runway width criteria for
the 737-700/-800/-900 is 150 ft (45 m) due to its maximum certificated takeoff weight." It doesn't look like anyone is expecting any aircraft that size to operate there though. I'm also not sure what sort of payload it could reasonably carry either, it's not crazy high, but it's something around 2200 ft field elevation.

http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commer ... ps/737.pdf


Interesting. I checked on PUW as the poster below stated and it's elevated at 2554. I'm not sure they are expecting anything bigger to operate their either based on the article but we'll see come the fall.

USAIRWAYS321 wrote:
Washington State charters Alaska 738s from Pullman/Moscow Regional, which is a 6730' x 100' runway.


Interesting. I thought they always flew from Spokane.

Beardown91737 wrote:
EYW is 100' wide and has mainline aircraft.


Never knew that, thanks!
 
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Re: College Football Charter Question?

Wed May 30, 2018 3:15 pm

Elementalism wrote:
Go Noles!


GO NOLES!

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