N766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 986 times:
First, simultaneous approaches must be approved for the runways in question. This means that they must be so far apart (don't know the exact footage). And from the photo, it doesn't look like the twin would experience much wake turbulence from the jumbo if it is right next to it.
Bfarrell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 978 times:
If this was taken @ LAX, which I think it was, the runway for the 747 and the runways for the smaller aircraft are really far apart. Look at the picture and see how the smaller aircraft looks pretty big? What you see is called perspective. I think the the two aircraft in question were on the very end runways of either side of the main LAX terminal. Could be wrong though!
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4062 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 922 times:
What you see are paralell runways with simultaneous landings. There is a difference... when they are staggered, or when they are actually side by side. If the runways are less than 4,300 feet apart they must be staggered or the airport must be approved for ILS PRM approaches. With this being the case, the pilots must be specially certified and learn a few extra procedures. I know MSP is one of the few airports that do the PRM approach. If they are further than 4,300 feet apart then they can be side by side without staggering. Make sense?