Jawed From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 482 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1708 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?
JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1405 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.
WingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1266 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.
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing! It's a bonus if you can fly the plane again!!