Date: 19 Feb 98 01:34:14 From: Robin Peel <email@example.com> Organization: CPWD References: 1
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Randy Pierce wrote: > Could someone mail me the length of runway needed to land for today's > airliners? I live in a city with an airport of 7,500 feet and wondered > what exactly could land there. I'd love to see a DC-10 fly in. It depends on lots of things (especially aeroplane weight, altitude and temperature). I flew many times on a DC-10 flight American Airlines used to offer out of Austin, Texas (AUS-DFW-LAX), using the longest (7269') runway (13R/31L). I presume the DC-10 had minimal fuel for the hop to DFW, to keep the take-off weight down. And when bad weather affects operations at DFW, many American aeroplanes turn up at Austin, including DC-10s and the occasional MD-11. I believe the biggest airliners currently scheduled out of Austin are American's 757s. - Robin.