United4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
Recently I have noticed 34L being used heavily, infact, that is the only active arrival runway right now and has been for the past 2-3 hours. Runway 8 is currently the only active departure runway for the last 2-3 hours. Any reason for this? Why all of sudden 34L being used for arrivals. I got some amazing approach shots today, and they were coming in one after another since that was the only runway being used. Why not utilize all four of the runways in that direction? I imagine some delays.
CFIcraigAPA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
This may explain some of it:
!DEN 08/103 DEN 8 ILS LLZ OTS WEF 0408111200-0408111600
!DEN 08/101 DEN 35L ILS DME OTS WEF 0408111900-0408112000
!DEN 08/100 DEN 35R ILS IM OTS WEF 0408111500-0408111700
!DEN 08/096 DEN 16L/34R CLSD WEF 0408110200-0408111300
!DEN 08/088 DEN 8 ALS OTS WEF 0408111500-0408111800
!DEN 08/078 DEN 26 ILS LLZ OTS WEF 0408111300-0408111600
!DEN 08/058 DEN 34R ALS OTS WEF 0408091300-0408152200
!DEN 08/084 FTG 35 ILS OTS WEF 0408121400-0408121900
!DEN 08/083 FTG 17 ILS OTS WEF 0408121400-0408121900
!DEN 07/104 01V AP CLSD PERM WEF 0407160001
!DEN 07/100 01V ABN OTS PERM
!APA 08/007 APA 35R ILS LLZ/GP OTS WEF 0408111900-0408112300
!APA 07/028 APA TOWER 6050 (85 AGL) 2.1 SSW LGTS OTS WEF 0407312000-
!APA 06/003 APA 10 CLSD LDG
Looking at the DEN items, it looks like there is some major work going on with the LOC's and ALS. If there was weather in the approach paths for the runways and a/c were forced to perform an instrument approach, then 16R/34L is about the only fully functional instrument runway available. I don't know what the deal is, but I see that the ILS's at FTG are also being pulled from service for a few hours. Interesting.
Side note, there is the NOTAM for Aurora Airpark being closed for good (01V) - Sad.