Flyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1949 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
They must be. FAA OIS is showing only an acceptance rate of 30 per hour. Last time I looked winds were 250 @ 25G31 which could still use 22R but probably reaching a maximum of the crosswind component of most aircraft. Is 27R still closed?
DescendVia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1903 times:
This is turning out to be like what happened a few weeks ago. They were delayed by over 2 hours during the rush b/c of only having 27L. Plus 27L has an alternate missed approach procedure which just adds to the problems.
!DTW 03/047 DTW SVC TMPA SEE ATCCC MSG TIL 0903122259
!DTW 02/107 (KDTW A0358/09) DTW RWY 9L/27R CLSD
!FDC 8/8712 (KDTW A3725/08) DTW FI/T DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY, DETROIT, MI. ILS OR LOC RWY 27L, AMDT 2A... MISSED APPROACH: CLIMB TO 1500, THEN CLIMBING RIGHT TURN TO 3000 DIRECT WINDSOR (YQG) VOR/DME AND HOLD SE, RT, 326.00 INBOUND.
I have always wondered why they keep up the ILS and actually had the procedure revised for 27R if they are not going to use it ever again. I personally have not seen anyone use it other then taxi for at least the past 7 or so years.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7195 posts, RR: 29 Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
The NW Worldgateway / MacNamera terminal, we often refer to it as the "Mac," named after a corrupt local politician.
The reason that the terminal could render 27R to be closed is due to the proximity to the runway. Honestly I have no idea if that has anything to do with it. 27R is a crosswind runway and it intersects 3 of the 4 parallel runways at DTW.