Re: B747 @ FLL

Date:         26 Dec 97 03:29:07 
From:         "JCSFlyboy" <>
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Robert Miller wrote in message ...
>There are plans to expand the south runway at Ft Lauderdale so as to
>accomodate larger planes.. so- for the past two weeks a 747 has made an
>appearance at FLL, parked near terminal number 2. My question is: obviously
>the existing R/W accomodates this 747.. why would a longer runway be
>needed.. can't believe someone would let a 747 land at an airport that
>wasn't quite big enough.. what is the rule here?

Two possibilities:
1. It's cooler temperatures now and, of course, the hotter it gets, the more
runway an airplane needs.
2. Maybe some airline is planning to fly FLL to a European destination and
that motivated the airport board and the city to go ahead with this

Just a thought...