I flew to CLT about 17 years ago, I saw runway 5/23 looks really bad shape pavement wasn't smooth. It was rough uneven pavement. I still don't know what is condition right now. I haven't been to CLT for a long time.
Uswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
I go to school in Charlotte, they use 23 when landing from the north, as it doesn't cross 18R they can use it fully, I think its to create separation, as I've rarely seen parallel approaches to 18L and R. I've landed on 23 a bunch of times and it doesn't feel too rough. 5 is used rarely though, I've been told they use it early in the morning especially with redeyes, but I haven't seen it personally.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23619 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Of the 6 possible apporaches/takeoffs, the 5 takeoff/23 landing probably involves the least required low altitude flying over residential areas, so I would expect to see that more at night. Since 18R-36L is probably the preferred runway at the airport and 5-23 does not cross it, you will see dual north approaches to 18R and 23, as has already been pointed out. IIRC, there are some pretty heavy restrictions on landing on 5 while 18R-36L is active.
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