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Is Runway 4-22 At BWI Used Much?  
User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

I'm there fairly frequently and I never see it being used. It's 6000 Ft long and could easily handle RJ's and turbo's. Looking at an aerial photo, there are no black tire marks on either end.

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User currently offlineandyinpit From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

It is never used and will be replaced with a taxiway in 2015. There is an issue with the overrun for runway 4 (there is none) and noise abatement procedures have basically turned it into a really wide taxiway

User currently offlineRICBWI From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Makes sense...........on a related note

Why is 28 used so infrequently for arrivals. It would seem to be a good late night arrival runway minimizing the downwind for 33L for arrivals from the N and W


User currently offlineandyinpit From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

Quoting RICBWI (Reply 2):
Why is 28 used so infrequently for arrivals. It would seem to be a good late night arrival runway minimizing the downwind for 33L for arrivals from the N and W

After 9 pm or so it's standard practice to use 28 for arrivals. The problem with anytime before that really is departures. In a west config. (which is also calm wind) we land 33L and depart 28. If a pilot asks Potomac or tower for 28, we'll take it into consideration but if there's a line of flights waiting to go out, it will be shot done every time. During some of the slow periods I'll reach out to Potomac and tell them if a flight wants 28 thats fine, but again, that's only if it's slow.


User currently offlineRICBWI From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Thanks....andyinpit.

Very insightful


User currently offlinedairbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3109 times:
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I worked at BWI 1995-2001 and can only remember one instance where runway 4-22 was used. I believe it was around 1998-2000.

My memory is hazy but I seem to recall that one of the main runways was closed for construction and we had strong gusty winds out of the northeast over the span of a day or two. During that time, several aircraft landed on 04. It was a very rare event.



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User currently offlineA318 From Bahamas, joined Jan 2008, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Back when Continental sent the Q400's to BWI, we used that runway quite frequently.


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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

I am pretty sure I flew out on that runway when I went home to BOS back on April 17. It was an early Saturday morning flight on B6. I might've been on 28. I'll have to find my camera (I videotaped the takeoff), since I said what runway we were on.


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User currently offlineMaestroJJP From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Looking at this further, I found the remarks section for the airport states this:

RY 04/22 CLSD EXCP FOR TAXI. RY 04/22 RESTRICTIONS APPLY EXCEPT FOR EXCESSIVE CROSSWINDS; EMERGENCIES; OR NON-AVAILABILITY OF OTHER RYS.


User currently offlineandyinpit From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 7):
I am pretty sure I flew out on that runway when I went home to BOS back on April 17. It was an early Saturday morning flight on B6. I might've been on 28. I'll have to find my camera (I videotaped the takeoff), since I said what runway we were on.

I can promise you it wasnt 4/22.

Quoting RICBWI (Reply 4):
Thanks....andyinpit.

Very insightful

The other thing too at night is if winds are calm or favoring east, we'll land 10 a lot just because it isn't as noise sensitive and it's a quicker flight for anyone coming from the west/north, which is where a majority of the overnight traffic comes in from.


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