Bri2k1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 988 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3300 times:
One concern at any airport, but especially ORD, is having enough equipment to keep multiple runways clear. I've been at ORD many times during heavy snow when there just isn't enough equipment to keep more than one runway each for departures and arrivals clear enough of snow to be usable. I have no idea if this is what you observed, but it's a possibility I suppose.
P3Orion From United States of America, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3217 times:
Quoting Acey (Thread starter): With the bad weather backing things up yesterday, why not use the new northern parallel since they can do simul approaches with 9R/27L? Isn't that what they built it for?
With the wind out of the east, we were down to two departure runways, 4L and 9R. We cannot land on 9L while departing on 4L in case of a go around...that would be ugly.
Acey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1085 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3187 times:
On LiveATC I heard simul 10 and 4R arrivals all day long. To me it would make more sense to use 9L and 9R instead of 4L and 9R since they don't intersect... but they must have a reason for it. Snow removal perhaps, or maybe an additional tower/ground controller is needed.
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