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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8815 times:

I know that similar topics have been discussed before, but I am still unaware of the busiest Single runway use airport in the world in terms of movements. I believe its gatwick or San Diego. How do the Controllers manage to seperate aircraft (landing and Departing)


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User currently offlineNBGskygod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 726 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8798 times:

For busy single runway airports, the controllers make "holes" in the arrival line-up so that one airplane lands, a departure taxies into position and holds, the arriving aircraft exits the runway and the departure rolls, and another arrival lands, and the process is repeated over again.


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8613 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter):
I believe its gatwick or San Diego.

I believe Gatwick still holds the title.



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8600 times:

At one time, you might have considered HKG (Kai Tak) up there...

User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8556 times:

Kai Tak would probably be up there, remember that picture with the 747 taking off and another one right on its tail (expect late landing Clearance)


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User currently offlineAaden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8533 times:

san deigo over 330 flights a days

User currently offlineScott0305 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8430 times:

Gatwick is easily in 1st place with almost 700 movements per day

User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8353 times:

How is the traffic flow generally in Gatwick, is it quite busy, many go-arounds? Lots of Holding for incoming aircraft?
Thanks.



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User currently offlineScott0305 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8312 times:

I can only speak from an observer/passenger point of view but in general there doesn't seem to be as much holding at LGW as at LHR. Most of the times I've gone into Gatwick it has been a straight in but then I am usually not landing there in the morning rush. Same as other airports with busy times and less busy times but pretty much a constant flow of traffic all day long. You never wait more than a couple of minutes between movements on a normal day and if you're there when it's busy you can watch them lined up to get in and out and as soon as one clears the runway another is down/cleared to roll. It's quite a sight and a magnificent co-ordination job by ATC.

On the question of go-arounds - I would say there are more than average due to the simple fact that it is a one runway operation that is incredibly busy. I myself have been on a US 333 that went around at LGW due to aircraft with burst tyre on the runway.

[Edited 2007-03-01 19:27:00]

User currently offlineAirfly From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8305 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter):
. I believe its gatwick

That's right

Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter):
How do the Controllers manage to separate aircraft (landing and Departing)

As I recall, ATC uses a one in, one out procedure for 17 hours a day. Effective use of the runway enables a minimum gap of 6nm between arrivals.Distance of which is used for the management of a take off.

Lucca M.



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User currently offlineClydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8065 times:

I wouldn't have expected Kai Tak to have been able to handle the minimum spacing of arrivals due to the complicated approach involved.

User currently offlineRendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8039 times:

Kai Tak might have required a nice turn on short final, but the aircraft on approach still fly at the same speed. You can still get a departure out between the arrivals if there's a few miles gap.

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