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Windy At DTW 4-17-11/ 27's In Use?  
User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Westerly winds gusting to the mid 40'smph are reported at Romulus, Michigan(DTW).
Is ATC using the 27's today?
safe

[Edited 2011-04-17 12:46:57]


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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1726 times:
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The flight paths on FlightAware would suggest they are.

User currently offlineflyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Yes...they are. We landed 27L. They were landing and departing both 27s.

User currently offlineSkyPriorityDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Yes, they were. It is very windy! Almost blew me down when I went to close a plane door...


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User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Interesting...seemed like they were doing work on one of them (it would've been 9L/27R, they were doing construction at least close to it) when I connected there last summer, I noticed that when I was taxiing from the A concourse (McNamara) to 21R.
From what I'm seeing it looks like DTW is experiencing delays of around 45 minutes, obviously having just the 2 parallel crosswind runways in use currently causes some constraints. But it seemed like the place had more than enough capacity (despite DL's ops being heavily banked) with the 4 parallel 21's/22's.

[Edited 2011-04-17 15:21:29]

User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
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Quoting 747fan (Reply 4):
Interesting...seemed like they were doing work on one of them (it would've been 9L/27R, they were doing construction at least close to it) when I connected there last summer, I noticed that when I was taxiing from the A concourse (McNamara) to 21R.
9L/27R was completely rebuilt and reduced in width from 200 ft. to 150 ft. The runway is closed most of the time, and only gets opened on days like today. Most widebody aircraft will still use the 22s even in crosswind situations though as the 27s are a bit shorter.

[Edited 2011-04-17 15:30:45]

User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Does anyone have the wind direction and speed / gusts?
Please share. Thanks


User currently offlineflyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

I don't know the specifics, but I thought I saw it was like 280 22G31. It was a direct crosswind...was an interesting approach to DTW..that's for sure.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 5):
9L/27R was completely rebuilt and reduced in width from 200 ft. to 150 ft. The runway is closed most of the time, and only gets opened on days like today. Most widebody aircraft will still use the 22s even in crosswind situations though as the 27s are a bit shorter.

Correct. 9L/27R was rebuilt last summer with money from the Obama Stimulus project/program. Work was completed last year, but the runway is normally NOTAMed closed since it is used as a taxiway and it intersects 3 of the 4 parallel runways.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1280 times:

Quoting 747fan (Reply 4):
Interesting...seemed like they were doing work on one of them (it would've been 9L/27R, they were doing construction at least close to it) when I connected there last summer, I noticed that when I was taxiing from the A concourse (McNamara) to 21R.

It was closed on Tuesday when I flew out, but as someone said it is only open during high west winds.

Funny thing is I only seen the 9s used once in my whole life. I saw regional jets departing on 9R a couple years back in the summer when they had I think 3R/21L closed for construction.

Quoting timf (Reply 5):
9L/27R was completely rebuilt and reduced in width from 200 ft. to 150 ft.

Why did they reduce the width? Just felt it wasn't necessary to keep it as wide when they put new pavement in?


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 9):
Funny thing is I only seen the 9s used once in my whole life. I saw regional jets departing on 9R a couple years back in the summer when they had I think 3R/21L closed for construction.

9R is used for departures when 3R/21L is closed. As you said, it was used for an entire summer once, but it gets used on occasion now whenever its closed for maintenance (or snow removal).


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