Date: 27 Aug 97 03:57:55 From: jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> Organization: VTL References: 1 2 3
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Thomas Holland wrote: > If you mean Condor, the german charter carrier, then no, CYRB is not > on our list of authorized airports. And I don't think that you can > land a large Airliner on a gravel strip without significant damage > (especially to the engines). When I was at YRB, the owner of one of the hotels told me that they one had a 747 land there because of problems. (Big business for both hotels at YRB - they are equipped to handle a fair amount of folks because of visits by military troups jnow and then). Remember that YRB's runways are dust-free most of the year due to that white stuff. Also, they do have a fairly large concrete slab area where the planes start their engines and warm them up. Also, I am not sure if this is "documented in the rules", but due to the rather low temperatures at Resolute Bay, I suspect that runway length requirements would be much lesser than for an airport where temps do get pretty hot in the summer.