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PHX And DEN Landings  
User currently offlineBigGiraffe From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

On a normal day, which direction are aircraft landing at PHX and DEN? How often are the east-west runways used at DEN?

Thank you.

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User currently offlineDEN-HNL From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

I can't say that Denver landings are from the North or South more often than another. I would guess that landings from the East and West are the least common though.

The runways all seem to be pretty well utilized. I believe that the pinwheel layout plays a big part. As far as the east-west runways concern, 25 is used quite frequently for departures, as well as 8. 7 is also used quite a bit for landings, but I have yet to land on 26.
Hope this helps!

John Hancock
User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

At PHX, generally morning operations move west to east, then it reverses about 1:30 or so. It's pretty consistent.

User currently offlineBigGiraffe From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Thank you both for your answers. I am used to LAX, SFO, and SJC where operations are normally toward the west. So I thought these other airports also had "normal" directions.

DEN was real puzzling with all those criss-crossing runways, although I had guessed north or south was the primary since three runways go that way.

So PHX reverses every afternoon, huh? Interesting.

Does anyone know about the main direction for SLC?


User currently offlineBernsa From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Flew into SLC once and drove to the airport MANY times on that trip to pick up assorted passengers for a wedding party, and noticed that predominately the traffic goes South to North. This was in May though, and maybe seasonal changes affect this. I don't recall any North to South traffic.

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2914 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 1490 times:
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As far as I was told, BigGiraffe... DEN's runways never actually criscross... no intersections. They use a pinwheel layout instead.

User currently offlineBigGiraffe From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Thanks for the SLC info!

OK, I admit I shouldn't have said criss-cross for DEN. Pinwheel is the right term? What I really meant was that the runways are spread out in an unusual way, but three run north-south and two run east-west.

Thanks for answering!

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7843 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

I think the runway switch occurs a bit earlier in the day at Sky Harbor... 10 or 11am... I have taken off at that time from the 26's. The reason for this are noise abatement procedures. Here's link that should help. http://www.boeing.com/assocproducts/noise/phoenix_skyharbor.html

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