Date: 29 May 98 02:43:41 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Muir) Organization: remove "nospam" to reply References: 1
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In article <airliners.1998.783@ohare.Chicago.COM>, jcastleANTISPAM@eden.com (Joe Castleman) wrote: >The other day as I was driving to work, I watched a TWA DC-9 take off from >runway 17/35 at AUS. This runway is only 5006 feet long, and I had >believed that jet aircraft always used 13R/31L, which is 7269 feet. Is a >take-off from such a short runway possible for a DC-9? >From 1977-78 Janes All the Worlds Aircraft FAA Take-off field length for the DC-9: Srs 20 5,100 ft (1,555 m) Srs 30 5,530 ft (1,685 m) Srs 40 6,850 ft (2,088 m) >From 1991-92 Janes MD-81 6,410 ft (1,954 m) MD-82 7,595 ft (2,315 m) MD-83 8,075 ft (2,462 m) MD-87 6,275 ft (1,913 m) These numbers are for max T-O weight, so if you are a little light in a DC-9-30, using a 5,000 ft runway probably isn't a problem.