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LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds  
User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 854 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3898 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?

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting Scooter (Thread starter):
Has LAX been running normal runway 24/25 departures/arrivals during the past couple of days with the santa ana's?

Wednesday they were still on the 24s and 25s, and yesterday too.

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Based on the latest TAF, looks they'll be on the 24s and 25s today as well.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6437 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting Scooter (Thread starter):
if the ops are "backwards"

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.


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User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3755 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.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3748 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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User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 4):



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 4):
Current operations at SAN have planes landing "as usual" on runway 27.

Yeah, I live very close to SAN, and haven't noticed reversed (runway 9) ops at all this week. So I was hoping that LAX was the same way...


User currently offlineJayDub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

LAX has been on 25R, 24R, 24L ops all day.

Santa Ana's have had little effect on LAX all week except for a couple Turbulence SIGMETS in SoCal.


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7611 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Quoting JayDub (Reply 6):
Santa Ana's have had little effect on LAX all week except for a couple Turbulence SIGMETS in SoCal.

Yeah, yesterday and the day before have seen some pretty strong Turbulence in SoCal. But I think its all gone as turbulenceforecast.com says were not due for some turbulent air for a while.



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User currently offlineDacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 444 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3382 times:
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The winds have to get up to at least 15 knots sustained out of the east before the runways change to 6 and 7s.

I was at LAX on Tuesday when the winds in the Inland Empire and the Orange County coast were howling but we just had a pleasant breeze off the Pacific.

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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3198 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.

User currently offlineGmcc From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Quoting Dacman (Reply 8):
Inland Empire and the Orange County coast were howlin

SNA used 1L today 12/4 since the winds have been blowing pretty hard today.


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