JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1620 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
"27L- morning is arrivals until 3pm then depts"
What gives with the runway switch? I was there this weekend. On Friday, I didn't get out 'til around 5:30 p.m., and it was 100% 27L arrivals. Very late in the evening (around 10 or so) a few arrivals began to trickle onto 27R. The next morning at 6:00 a.m., flights began streaming onto 27R one after another. I went over to the big spotting location at the traffic circle near the road crossing, and was surprised to see a lot of people packing up to leave around 2:30 p.m. I soon found out why - the arrivals switched onto 27L for the remainder of the day. Late that night, again around 10 p.m., the arrivals switched onto 9L, and when I left this morning around 7:30 a.m. that's where they stayed.
Why the arrival/departure switch in mid-afternoon?
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
John - it's to give the NIMBYs some relief. Why on earth they bought their houses under a flight path is beyond me, but then that's the way NIMBYs live I suppose. If they whinged less, it'd be quieter anyway!