2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
I understand that due to crosswinds in the afternoons, operations @ CUZ airport are almost none after 1300h.
But how about crosswinds at night?
If there are no crosswinds at night, could there be landings and take-offs between, lets say, 2200h and 0600h ?
LPB, another high-altitude airport, is ok for night-time operations.
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
I thought it was due to altitude and heat? At 11,000ft they certainly come in fast and use most of the runway for stopping; afternoon departures seem to have weight restrictions and our take-off was somewhat gentle despite lots of thrust.
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
At 11,000ft heat may not be the problem.
I would think all departures out of CUZ and LPB may have weight restrictions.
The main reason I hear CUZ only have morning operations (0600-1200h) is strong crosswinds in the afternoon. Don't know about crosswinds at night time.
Fubar37 From Canada, joined May 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
CUZ is a hard airport to land at if memory serves me right. I went there about 5 years ago and it is a tough airport to land at because of the mountains. I think planes have to fly between some close mountains on final to land. I would say that night time landing would be difficult because of the terrain.