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Three Parallel Runways?  
User currently offlineZiffle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

I was looking at a picture of Bankstown Airport in Sydney (YSBK) and was wondering how they distinguish three parallel runways from one another. I know of the L and R designation but do they also use C for centre?
And if there is more then three involved would they use Centre Right(CR) and Centre Left(CL)?

Here is a picture of the Airport in Question:

Yeah I hope it displays it. If not just go here:

Thanks in Advance

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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Well, they maybe using the C for the center runway.

When using 4 runway, there are usually two numbers used:

e. g. runway heading 83 / 263:

runways: 26 L/R 8 L/R and 27 L/R 9 L/R


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3036 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

I know from my flight sim experience, that Chicago Midway airport also has 3 parallel runways and that indeed the middle runway is designated as 'C'.


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User currently offlineZoomer From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

DTW also has a "C" runway.

User currently offlineAzeem From Pakistan, joined Jul 2000, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Yes, the center runways are designated by 'C'. Many airports have center runeways. King Abdul Aziz (JEDDAH) for example. RWYs 16L, 16C, 16R and RWYs 34L, 34C, 34R.

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Examples with four parallel RWY are ATL and LAX. ATL has 8L/26R, 8R/26L and 9L/27R, 9R/27L. LAX has 6L/24R, 6R/24L and 7L/25R, 7R/25L.


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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

ATL will soon have 5 parrallel runways. A new southernmost runway is being added.

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

DFW has a C runway.


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

They change the runway headign designation by like 1 degree if there is a more than 2 parallels.

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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

DTW has 3 parallel runways 21/3 L R and C, when the fourth runway is completed it will be 22/4

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