Adam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
I have a question about Runway 5/23 at CLT. Does the airport ever use runway 5 for takeoffs or landings? I know they use Runway 23 for landings since my Dad's office is right under the approach path for Runway 23. If my memory is right I think I have only seen Runway 5 used for a takeoff off.....it was a Delta MD-80 taking off while the plane I was on (an AA MD-80) was taxing for a takeoff on runway 36L. That was back in the late 1990s though and I don't recall having seen Runway 5 having been used since.
CV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4664 times:
Airport nav charts still show Rwy 5 for late nite landings for noise abatement. Airport probably should extend the runway to intersect with the end of new Runway 18-36W & use it as a taxiway during normal ops. It could be used as a backup for longhaul departures when needed as it would probably exceed 12,000' if extended.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9022 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4434 times:
Last time I went through CLT two years ago, we used 5/23 (don't remember which direction) as an early morning arrival (we were on the ground at CLT at around 620a after the 19 minute flight from GSO) and then used it on the last departure out of CLT to GSO (around 1150p that night).
Adam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4432 times:
That makes since about the late night/early morning departure and arrivals. The only time I am ever out at the airport is during the day so don't see the action there late at night or early in the morning.
Markus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4413 times:
Flew on an ASA CRJ700 a few years back from CLT-ATL. It was one of the first flights of the morning. We used Rwy 05...it caught me off gaurd at first. I've flown out of CLT 50+ times and that is the only time I've ever departed on 05. I've arrived on 23 many times.