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Runway Assignments At JFK On Nov 1  
User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 999 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

I was flying out of JFK on November 1st, at 7pm, and there seemed to be some unusual runway assignments going on. The main take off runway was 31 L, which we used. But suddenly out of the blue a Delta 767 (I think) took off from the other side (13R). And then I spotted a plane take off from 13 L sa well. Can anyone explain?

Also, second question: can anyone describe how the runway center lights are made? Given that the aircraft nose wheels go right over them, how do they prevent from breaking?

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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

The centerline lights I've seen are in metal cases, flush mounted in the runway. They have cutouts with lenses that focus the light down the approach path at either end of runway. The metal case takes the weight and abuse.

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

AT

They were probably in the middle of a runway change. They have a habit of changing runways more often than they do at IAD, and they change frequently!


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