KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6152 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2825 times:
Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 4): The antennas with weather proof sealed elements is out in the open. The building with the electronics might be susceptible to water four or five feet deep.
Paging a.net member mmedford...who's probably quite busy repairing localizers and glideslope transmitters as we speak...
I would imagine, though, that salt water is not very good for navaids, directional aids, or runway lighting It will be interesting to see the NOTAM's for OTS equipment once the airports in the NYC area open up again...
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
From what our SOC is telling us regarding New York ops.
LGA using 13/31 with expressway visual 31 being the primary approach. 4/22 Sked to reopen later today
Approach navaids to be tested today as well. Only RNAVs approaches avail. Arrival rate of 32 planes per hour. Flights to tanker fuel into LGA
JFK. Using 13/31s. Primary approaches LOC 31L/R. 4/22L/R closed until Friday. Rnav 13L/R available. Arrival rate of 55 planes / hr
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