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Is Runway 4/22 At MSP Still Open?  
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

I could not find any information on this, so I will ask here:

Is runway 4/22 at MSP still operational?

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.

What is the official word?

Thanks!!


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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3474 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Yes, in fact I saw NW19 to NRT take off on it yesterday. That's basically the only flight that uses it unless there's a massive crosswind for the 12/30s.

Jeremy


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2893 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?



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User currently offlineWingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

4/22 is still open. It is only used for heavies (744s) or for when winds are exceedingly strong out of the southwest or Northeast. It is like the 9/27 runways at DTW. There, but rarely used.

Wingnut



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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

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.


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineXPJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2719 times:
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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.


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2660 times:



Quote:
Not a building - a tunnel.

Ahh, very cool!! Good to know that it is still in use!!

The satellite images sure make it look like it is being torn apart...



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User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2638 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.
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