PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
SESGDL, I have seen NW 19 literally stop all incoming and outgoing traffic in cross-wind situations by needing to use something other than the usual 12/30's, but when I saw it last summer, it was using 17, the newest runway.
However, I will of course believe you if you say you know it was 4/22.
If 4/22 is open for business, what am I seeing at the intersection of 4/22 and 12R/35L?
Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
ZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3365 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2326 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Thread starter): When one looks at Google Maps or Wikimapia, it is clearly visible that there is now a building being constructed at the intersection of 12L/30R, but the information I have found says it is still open.
Not a building - a tunnel.
Legal considerations provided by: Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe
XPJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 103 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
04/22 at MSP is operationally restricted to being used only by request by heavies (typically NW19) or when severe winds necessitate it. During storm season at MSP, one can see winds as high as 23024G36 which will kick the airport into a land/launch 17 and land 22 config. Really interesting tuning the ATIS and hearing "Localizer runway 17 approach in use, localizer runway 22 approach in use" as neither 17 or 22 are meant to be landed on too often and do not have full ILS capabilities.
CVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 615 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 4): 4/22 was used often when 12R/30L was closed. Every few minutes at my house a jet would fly very low. Now usually during the summer is used for 744s. I also saw fighter jets use 4/22 in September.
You must live in Meadow Wood.
Forgive me I was watching Airport before bed last night
They don't call em' emergencies anymore. They call em' Patronies.