Re: The Vineyard to London

Date:         08 Sep 97 02:03:47 
From:         amuir@twsu.campus.mci.net (Andrew Muir)
Organization: Nobody but me
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In article <airliners.1997.2014@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
   kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote:
>>Just wondering, is there a plane that can take off from Martha's Vineyard
>>and fly to London?
>
>Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY) has two runways, the longer of which
>is only 5,500 feet.  Nothing that Hilary Clinton is likely to be on
>could takeoff in that distance and make it to London.  I'd bet she's
>using a smaller aircraft or even a chopper to go the 70 miles to BOS
>then using one of the VIP/presidential aircraft from there.

More likley VH-3 to Otis ANG-AFB.  VC-137 from there to London.

[Moderator's note:  The point remains that they wouldn't fly MVY-LHR
non-stop.  The choice of intermediate airport isn't relevant to the
ability to fly non-stop from MVY.  -- Karl]