Re: B747 @ FLL

Date:         26 Dec 97 03:29:08 
From:         meletio@centurion.flash.net (Whit Wilson)
Organization: Flashnet Communications, http://www.flash.net
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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."