744 at MCN? 6500' runway?


#1

And what is US Transportation Command?


#2

Charter for the US Military:

https://www.ustranscom.mil/

6500ā€™ is certainly a bit squeezy for a 747, it could get in (lots of reverse thrust), but getting out with a load would be fun. 8000ā€™ and no problem.


#3

Iā€™d imagine they might have gotten it in with a 40 lb. payload and 100 lbs. of fuel! I wish I would have seen this earlier, as the airport is only a few miles away from me. I know for years there was an old DC-10 there, though I think it was dismantled as opposed to having to take off.