JumboJet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4233 times:
So, I found out from a friend just now that upon a recent trip to the Dominican Republic and during the landing at SDQ, the landing had taken place on the taxiway and the take-off on the same lone taxiway. The reason is that the single runway at SDQ is being repaved so all landings and take-offs have to use the taxiway. The runway has a big X painted on it. The taxiway had runway markings painted on it. My question is how often is this done and how do pilots compensate for the adjusted alignment on landing on a taxiway? Basically, arent all the electronics that are involved for landings have to do with positioning the aircraft to the runway?
From what I understand, the pilot of the jetblue flight didnt make an announcement that this was happening. I dont know about you, but if it was me who was looking out the window and had no knowledge of what was taking place I would crap my pants. Comments anyone?
Charlipr From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2005, 340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4116 times:
There is a taxiway at CCS that double as a runway also. I believe is 9R/27L. The situation in SDQ has been going on for a while and should not be a bid deal since widebody aircraft land there on a daily basis.
Rleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 515 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4043 times:
Quoting Charlipr: There is a taxiway at CCS that double as a runway also. I believe is 9R/27L. The situation in SDQ has been going on for a while and should not be a bid deal since widebody aircraft land there on a daily basis.
In CCS we have the 10R - 28L which works as taxiway most of the times.
Jumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3908 times:
most likely something like this doesnt happen very often. Would ATC give specific instructions to the pilots that the runway is shut down and to use the taxiway? Im guessing this sort of landing is a visual appr. landing?
For obvious reasons, Maybe it would be a good idea for the pilot to say something to the passengers.
Coronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1675 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3873 times:
Funny, I was just looking up some pictures and video's of the Antofagasta, Chile airport. Flightlevel350 has a couple of video's of a LAN 737-200 landing and taking-ff from the taxiway at ANF....also during runway construction....