Re: ETOPS 240 mins

Date:         17 Mar 99 01:24:39 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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> Karl sums up the ETOPS discussion pretty well....I can't remember which of
>the North Pacific routes there was a question on, but twins were only able
>to fly it if you considered the US air force base on Easter Island (?) as a
>viable alternate airport.

That would be Midway Island.  Easter Island also (barely) plugs a big
hole for 180-minute ETOPS rules, but it's in the South Pacific.  An
example of a route which depends on it is Santiago to Papete; see

   http://www.chicago.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=SCL-IPC-PPT&ETOPS=180

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