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Anyone Know Why Klga Only Used 13-31 Most Of 04/14  
User currently offlineJETBLUEATASW From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1916 times:

I was at a open house for the college i want to start may 21st which is Vaughn college of Aeronautics and Technology. Anyways they took us up in the observation deck for anyone who was interested in how air traffic control works. I noticed that for most of the morning until 2pm or so, runway 4 and 22 was actually closed and they had a large X on the runway i guess to indicate it was closed. All the departures were taking off runway 13 and arrivals were arriving runway 31. Is there any particular reason they would have everything operating only on runway, and if so, what made them open it around the mid-afternoon?


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

There could be a ton of reasons. Airports do that frequently to perform maintenance, FOD sweeps, light checks, you name it. If it's a longer task then the X's would be hauled out. It's more common than you'd think.

They probably opened it in the afternoon for rush-hour traffic, so to speak.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineCoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

There was quite a storm last night. It's probably maintenance, and might have been closed anyway due to high crosswinds.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21681 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 2):
It's probably maintenance, and might have been closed anyway due to high crosswinds.

Normally, a crosswind isn't enough to put out an X at both ends (they just don't use the runway), so it's probably maintenance.

-Mir



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User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Quoting JETBLUEATASW (Thread starter):
All the departures were taking off runway 13 and arrivals were arriving runway 31.

Are you sure they were using this configuration..departing and arriving opposite ends of the rwy? On Sun, they were only using 13 for arrivals and departures. I have never seen any airport having planes arrive on one rwy and depart on the opposite. The only exception I have seen at LGA is that every so often on plane will depart the opposite of the rwy in use, but its usually just one plane, not all. I have never been able to figure that out either. This could have been what you saw.



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User currently offlineSilverComet From Mauritius, joined Apr 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Quoting TinPusher007 (Reply 4):
every so often on plane will depart the opposite of the rwy in use, but its usually just one plane, not all. I have never been able to figure that out either

It happens sometimes that an aircraft requests departure from the opposite rwy, if the wind and ATC allows it. This is done mostly for convenience and fuel savings issues. For example, if you're headed to a destination which is in a general south easterly direction, you would rather depart off rwy 13 than rwy 31 and then having to make a 180 turn somewhere. If you're a GA aircraft flying VFR this is not much of an issue, as you can turn at your convenience. But if you're an airliner flying a SID, taking off in the right direction can reduce your track miles significantly and save you lots of $$$.


User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2349 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Quoting JETBLUEATASW (Thread starter):
I noticed that for most of the morning until 2pm or so, runway 4 and 22 was actually closed and they had a large X on the runway i guess to indicate it was closed.

LGA often does runway maintenence on the weekends, closing one runway for much of the day and operating up and down on the other. Last summer it was a weekly occurance.



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