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Landings And Take-offs On The Taxiway At SDQ  
User currently offlineJumboJet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3250 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?

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
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Quoting JumboJet (Thread starter):
if it was me who was looking out the window and had no knowledge of what was taking place I would crap my pants.

I think that the average person with no knowledge of what was going on wouldn't think anything was amiss.



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5649 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3226 times:



Quoting JumboJet (Thread starter):
The runway has a big X painted on it. The taxiway had runway markings painted on it.

That makes the taxiway no longer a taxiway, but officially a runway.



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User currently offlineCharlipr From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2005, 340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3133 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.

User currently offlineRleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3060 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.

Saludos,

Roberto.

[Edited 2008-05-08 02:26:49]


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User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2925 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.


User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

There was a similar setup @ RSW last year, where a taxiway was used as the main runway...

Boeing727


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1599 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2890 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....

www.flightlevel350.com/Aircraft_Boei...s_Del_Sur_Aviation_Video-8119.html

www.flightlevel350.com/Aircraft_Boei...s_Del_Sur_Aviation_Video-8320.html



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