backfire
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Trivia Question: LHR Runway Switch

Sun Oct 27, 2002 6:56 pm

Just to save me having to look it all up, does anyone know off the top of their head when the 10L/10R designator for LHR's westerly runways was dropped in favour of 09L/09R ?

Thanks.
 
G-CIVP
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RE: Trivia Question: LHR Runway Switch

Sun Oct 27, 2002 8:17 pm

The alteration was made during 1989.
 
backfire
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RE: Trivia Question: LHR Runway Switch

Sun Oct 27, 2002 8:35 pm

Muchos gracias senor.
 
RayPettit
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RE: Trivia Question: LHR Runway Switch

Sun Oct 27, 2002 8:46 pm

Backfire

We must be psychic - ten minutes ago I asked the very same question to the Air-Britain forum.

Many thanks to G-CIVP also

R
 
backfire
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RE: Trivia Question: LHR Runway Switch

Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:17 pm

That's quite bizarre. Must be the Twilight Zone...
 
RayPettit
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RE: Trivia Question: LHR Runway Switch

Mon Oct 28, 2002 3:42 am

Bizarre or not, but I've got corrected info on this from Tony Wheeler, Air Britain's Commercial Scene Editor.

He states that the change took place from 00.01 2 July 1987. I tend to trust him bearing in mind his position and he's also quoted the last aircraft he saw on 28 - an Air Atlantique DC-6 (G-SIXC) at 20.12 that night.

Ray

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