Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
I have NO idea of what I'm talking about, but as a guess from the use of the language:
A Swing Over would be a change from one direction to another, such as Zurich's ILS 14 approach and swinging over to runway 16 about 30 seconds before touchdown. In a swing over, there is only one change in direction.
A Side Step would be a switch between 2 parallel runways, where you use an ILS of, say 18R and jump over to 18L once you've sighted the field. In this manoevre, there would be two changes in direction - turning towards the 2nd glidepath and then turning onto it, so I guess this would be a little trickier than a swingover.
Like I said, I have no idea, but the language seems to make sense.
Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2155 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
I concur with 411A, the reason 14 is used is to have 28 and also 16 for takeoffs only. If you look at the taxiway pattern at LSZH you will find that 14 is constructed as a landing-only runway with taxiways leaving it at its southern end, close to the terminal, but no taxiways leading to it. That is different for rwy 16.
However, they occasionally use rwy 16 for landings as well, but never use rwy 14 for takeoffs
Source: a Swissair pilot told me this 4 years ago.
Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1633 times:
They do use the Side Step in Zurich, it's called "ILS 16 Side Step Approach RWY 14", meaning it's first a ILS approach with ILS 16 and then a visual Side Step to 14. I have the Chart for that approach. I just wasn't sure if a Swing Over's the same. But from what I hear, I don't think so. But I've read somewhere that they're doing that at ZRH too...