But other times when I've waited there, the plane comes from the west and lands on 12R/30L.
How do I know where to go? Flightaware.com tells me WHEN the flight arrives, but not WHERE it will land. Today for example I checked the weather forecast and it said winds from the NW, so I was quite sure the MD-11 would land on 17/35, since it would then go almost directly into the wind. But it landed on 12R/30L anyway.
Because the spotting locations for different runways are quite far apart, I would have to know 30 minutes in advance of the landing which runway will be used.
NWA783 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10624 times:
For me its pretty simple. When they built the new 17/35 runway, planes began flying DIRECTLY over my house in Apple Valley. I have found that when the wind is out of the north or any direction near that, Planes often land on 35, while the majority of the takeoffs occur on the 30's. If the wind is out of the South, The very large majority of takeoffs will occur off 17, except for the daily 744 and A333's will still usually use 12R.
Hope this helps
- Josh -
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