Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 876 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4612 times:
I might have the chance to drive up to LAX today or tomorrow for some photography, but the only thing that would stop me from doing so is if the ops are "backwards" (running west>east as opposed to east>west).
Has LAX been running normal runway 24/25 departures/arrivals during the past couple of days with the santa ana's?
Why do you consider it BACKWARDS? Most runways are used for both directions, yeah the new one at BOS is different. Even though I hear LAX uses one direction 90%-95% of the time, I would consider it backwards to use the other direction. Hey its MOTHER NATURE.
I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
AADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4469 times:
They are really reluctant to have planes taking off over the city. Unless there is a really stiff wind or there is a reverse wind and rain, they try to keep take offs to the west to keep noise down. Late at night they will often have arrivals approach from the west as well to keep everything over the bay.
I usually do not see them change direction more than a dozen days a year.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4462 times:
Current operations at SAN have planes landing "as usual" on runway 27.
The winds are not terribly strong today - this is a very cold Santa Ana condition in SoCal. This particular type does not usually affect airports here. The worst Santa Ana wind occurs in October and November when the deserts still have a fair amount of heat.
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Cschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 3912 times:
Is this the typical time of year for westerly ops? Last time I was at Imperial Hill, seeing planes flaring for landing seemed like a great idea...something different to watch. Seems like it would be worth seeing.