Date: 26 Dec 97 03:29:08 From: email@example.com (Whit Wilson) Organization: Flashnet Communications, http://www.flash.net References: 1 2
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hackettNO*SPAM@southwind.net (Kim Hackett) wrote: >I was on board the first 747 to land at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in >the 1970's. Braniff was ferrying a 747 from Dallas to Wichita for a >charter flight to Hawaii. We had 10 passengers on board and enough fuel >to get to SFO. We landed on runway 1 which is 7302 ft long. The plane >took off from Wichita with full passengers and had to refuel in SFO on the >way to Hawaii. Given the payload and the runway length, the plane had to >depart Wichita before the air temperature reached 84 degrees F. FWIW - A Braniff crew landed and tookoff from runway 18 at Dallas' Love Field, 6600'. Undoubtedly lightly loaded. :) I think the airplane was nicknamed "Fat Albert."