largest aircraft that operate from...?


#1

what are the largest aircraft that have/can operate out of:

  1. KPBI
  2. KBUR
  3. KLGB

#2

The DC-10 and L-1011 have operated from LGB and BUR respectively (they were built there).

FDX operates A310 out of LGB while UPS uses 767 there.

FDX operates A310 and A300-600 out of BUR.


#3

I am sure you are well aware that the L1011 was manufactured at Plant 42, Palmdale.

I took a tour of the Lockheed plant, way back when, we arrived from LAX via a Golden West Twin Otter. A senior VP of Lockheed greeted us, as the person scheduled to give us a tour had left suddenly on a sales tour.

I recall Saudi, and TWA Tristars, N1011 outside, and was told at the time the original B-1 bombers were in the Skunk Works hanger. (B-1 Bomber which was canceled, not to be confused with the B-1B Bomber).

Also, the VP who gave us the tour, had survived a crash of a Lockheed L1329 Jetstar at Burbank, after it crash landed into a field north of the airport, and gave his step by step description of the crash.

I also recall while visiting Palmdale that day, there was a Continental Boeing 720 and a Western DC-10 doing touch and goes.


#4

I found thant out tow days ago. Until then, I thought the C-17 was the largest. Thanks for you insight


#5

You’re right. I had a brain fart with my posting.


#6

Air Transat would fly snow birds into PBI with either their L-1011 or A310.


#7

Supposedly during the F-117 development at Lockheed’s Skunkworks at BUR a couple of USAF C-5 Galaxy flights were operated in the middle of the night to transport the finished aircraft to its flight test facility on the Nellis ranges in Nevada.


#8

That must have been an interesting moment for anyone driving down Victory Blvd right then…


#9

I have seen a 747SP operate in and out of KPBI, many years ago however.