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Largest FSX-available plane that can "safely" land at Dutch Harbour (PADU)

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I know that a one point in history 737-200 operated to and from PADU. Is that equivalent to the 737-600 NGX? And what should my load restrictions be?

 

And other suggestions for larger planes to fly around the Aleutians?

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Maybe a bit too large to be realistic, but still fun and quite a challenge, is the 752. The RWY is rather short, so you'll need max autobrakes and a very precise approach, you must not give away any inch of that runway with the 757!

The 736 or 737 should definitely be able to land there, regarding the payload I can't really comment, but I'd say taking into account the size of the airport  and the population (and the attractivity of the Aleutians as a holiday destination :rolleyes:)  I don't think that any aircraft will carry more than half the maximum payload, most likely less.


Florian

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I'd say your 737-600 NGX with a Flaps 40 landing, and Autobreak High would do fine at Dutch Harbor!

 

As you said, the Alaskan 732s used to fly in there no problem;   I believe they used to carry enough fuel for a full return to PANC as an alternative too .... so they must have been landing at Dutch with some weight.

 

Reference - Just Planes, Alaska Airlines 737-200 DVD.

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Took a WestJet (wrong company I know, but better than Scandinavian....) 737-600 into PADU RW 30 last night. Not to hard actually. I'm going to try RW 12 and the 700 also.

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Runway 12/30

 

Dimensions: 

 

4100 x 100 ft. / 1250 x 30 m

 

Surface: 

 

asphalt/grooved, in fair condition

 

Weight bearing capacity: 

 

 

Single wheel: 

 

60.0

 

Double tandem: 

 

210.0

 

 


Jim Driscoll


 

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many of the runways in the Aleutians were made for B-52s to take off and land. Try PADK it's got a runway large enough to land the space shuttle (well almost) I've been there for real.


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