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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    Sorry folks, due to the short duration of the flight there will be no beverage service.

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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    Here is a good video.

    Boeing 747 Dreamlifter successfully takes off from Jabara, lands at McConnell - Wichita Business Journal

    Estimates are that he had around 1,000 feet to spare.



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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    Here is a good video.

    Boeing 747 Dreamlifter successfully takes off from Jabara, lands at McConnell - Wichita Business Journal

    Estimates are that he had around 1,000 feet to spare.
    After watching that, what was the big deal. I get they were test pilots, but really he had a minimum 1000 feet left. Wasn't even close.


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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    I'd love to know how much runway he had left when he lifted off.
    Obviously enough.


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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Obviously enough.
    Ha ha true. Not by much though


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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    After watching that, what was the big deal. I get they were test pilots, but really he had a minimum 1000 feet left. Wasn't even close.
    goes to show what kind of thrust today's newer jet engines can put out.


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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    That thing looks like two coke cans badly welded to a plane front and back end. What an ugly duckling.



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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    Here's the best one I got, along with a photo of the Dreamlifter in it's natural habitat at McConnell later in the day.

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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    I am sure they knew it would easily make it but releases nothing for liability reasons. This left the public to speculate on its loading and what not.



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    Re: Dream Lifter lands at wrong airport

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    After watching that, what was the big deal. I get they were test pilots, but really he had a minimum 1000 feet left. Wasn't even close.
    I'm guessing most pilots would disagree with you. 1000 feet goes pretty fast at take off speed. Also keep in mind they had no margin of error and no chance to abort the take off like they would on a normal runway.


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