Komododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
I just wanted to know if there are specifications for runway usage at MIA. I was at the 94th squadron a couple of days ago and looking on 09R what I saw the most where cargo planes (Tampa, Centurion, Gemini, Amerijet) but hardly saw any passenger heavies t/o or landing on 9R except for a Martinair 763. I know in airports such as BOG 13R is mostly used for heavies coming from overseas, and 13L is for smaller a/c serving domestic routes. Is this the case in MIA? What is a good place to spot on 12 and 9L?
4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
It changes day to day at MIA. 09R is used alot for arrivals but little for departures except Cargo unless there is a wind issue or someone is doing maintnence on another runway. It is a really long drive out there from the terminal. I only dept once on that runway to GRU on AA in the middle of the night. The only carrier I saw ever use that runway on a regular basis was PanAM 747's headed for Europe. And that was a while ago !!!
KFLLSpotter From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 104 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
The runway usage also depends on the departure route and departure gateway, for example if it's the EONNS, they'll use the 9R so they don't have to cross departing 9L traffic, and if it's say HEDLY, 9L. It also depends on the winds and how much room an aircraft needs for a safe takeoff. However, the 9s are most oftenly used at MIA as opposed to the 27s, but it varies on wind. That may not have directly answered your question, but I hope it helps some.