SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3596 times:
I am off Fridays. Figures.
Its no problem for any aircraft 18L/36R. I have seen AC 747 land and depart from it. Fed-Ex DC-10 does it daily. I have even seen a DL L-1011 land on runway 9/27. I promise its true. We had a tropical storm moving in or it was hanging around off the coast, I dont remember which but everything was landing on 9/27. It made for some interesting spotting!
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7415 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3510 times:
Yes SWA TPA,
I remember one day in like March or April of last year, 2002, the had EVERYONE landing on rwy 9 coming in from the bay. I WAS AMAZED!!!!!! I had not seen that in some 20-25 years of spotting. Sadly, I haven't seen that again even though I've seen wind conditions warrant it. A few minutes ago, I just saw an American Eagle land on 27.
I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
Kinda like runway 13/31 at PBI. Rarely ever used, unless strong wind or storm conditions merit. It probably could be used more often, but I think it's mostly a voluntary noise abatement policy, to appease the surrounding neighbors. Runway length is 6,930 feet, so it's not all that long, but I've seen L10s and 763s use it, no problem. PBI is normally kind of boring for spotting, but when 13 or 31 is in use, it sort of livens the place up a little!