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LHR Runway In Use?  
User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 50
Posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Sorry I know this has been posted before but I can't find it on the search.

Someone gave a link (or a method of working out) which runways at LHR would be in use for departing and arriving aircraft in the morning and afternoon. Does anyone care to re-post the information I am fairly interested. Also what time does the swap take place?



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
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User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2287 times:


Since I landed at LHR yesterday, let me help.

For westerlies:-

This week they are using 27R for landers from 15.00 and 27L before 15.00.

From Monday, this will reverse and then change back the following Monday and so on.

If on easterlies they'll use 09R for take-offs and 09L for landings. These do not change. Occasionally 09R is used for landings but this is quite unusual nowadays and only affects the odd aircraft anyway.

The 27L and 27R pattern is quite rigid and there are set weeks for their usage pattern. What I'm saying is that even a full weeks use of easterlies using 09 would not influence which 27 runway was used for landings once the winds had turned back seven days later.

As for 23, well, used just once in a while when headwinds are strong for this runway. Actually used about ten days ago for a very short while. Certainly don't go and stand there waiting for an arrival!


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Okay thanks for that Ray, flew over yesterday and it made me wonder again how the rotation worked!


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