B737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 893 posts, RR: 5 Posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
How often does this occur, it happened at my hometown airport BUR. There was Rwy 07/25 and changed later to 08/26. Can someone tell me if this is caused by earthquakes and what other airports have this happened at? I think when BUR was built Rwy 7 was a 074 magnetic and is now 076. Thanks for all help! -Ryan
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1006 times:
In short, the runway number is the magnetic direction of the runway divided by 10, then rounded to the nearest number. For example, if a runway points at 174 degrees magnetic, its number will be 17. The opposite end, being 180 degress off, will be 354, thus 35. The runway is 17/35.
LBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 978 times:
The L and R mean left and right. This occurs where airports have parallel runways. So Manchester Airport in the Uk used to have a single 6/24 runway - it now has 6/24L and 6/24R as the new runway is almost complete.