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NWA 808 - Which Runway?  
User currently offlineJawed From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 482 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

I'm trying to take a picture of the early morning arrival of NWA 808 in MSP (coming from HNL). The flight (an Airbus 330) usually arrives around 5:30AM. How would I determine an hour ahead of time on which runway the plane will land at MSP? Is wind direction the only factor? How do I look that up?

I know it often lands on 30L/12R, which is easy to spot from the dog park area. But how would I know for sure ahead of time?

Thanks!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...8/history/20080719/0335Z/PHNL/KMSP

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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Quoting Jawed (Thread starter):
But how would I know for sure ahead of time?

Call MSP ATIS, what the number is idk, but looking it up at airnav should help.

Found the number: 612-726-9240

[Edited 2008-07-19 12:55:30]


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Good luck getting a shot of it at 5:30 am when there is virtually no light. But it typically lands on runway 12R/30L depending on winds.


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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1516 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 2):
Good luck getting a shot of it at 5:30 am when there is virtually no light. But it typically lands on runway 12R/30L depending on winds.

There is a little light during the wee hours of the AM. I saw an A330 land about that time and I was trying to figure out what was coming in. Too early for Europe.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1441 times:



Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 3):
There is a little light during the wee hours of the AM. I saw an A330 land about that time and I was trying to figure out what was coming in. Too early for Europe.

Yes but not typically enough that would give you good enough light for a decent picture, I live even further north by about 300 miles and we still don't get that much light up here.



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User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1347 times:

Minneapolis sunrise time is 5:46 a.m. for tomorrow, and it gets later and later 'til the time switch. I don't normally bother to shoot until a half-hour post-sunrise. Unless the flight is running late (check FlightAware when you get up) you'll likely have a difficult time with photography.

User currently offlineWingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

The north parallel (30R/12L) is restricted to 757 or smaller for the summer with all the taxiway constuction. So unless it comes in on 35 (very unlikely), you should get a good picture from either the frontage road off of Hwy 77, or The road leading to Ft.. Snelling wildlife refuge, or good old Cell Lot on Post Rd.

WingnutMN



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