Some additional comments regarding PHL
It is an interesting place indeed. In addition to 8/26, 17/35 is used all the time by turboprop and small jet equipment unless the winds are REALLY screaming out of the east or west. What makes this so much fun is how the controllers space the traffic with the crossing runways. It usually goes something like this (I work for Piedmont):
ATC: Piedmont XXXX, do you have the 737 over the bridge in sight?
ATC: Very good, cleared to land 35, land behind that 737 on a three mile final, he is going to 27R.
This is LOTS of fun
. You either have to land short of the intersection (less than 1000 feet from the threshold) or land well past the intersection of 35 and 27R in order the avoid the wake turbulence of the aircraft landing 27R. Loads of fun. I thought STL
was bad when I flew out there, but PHL
is just plain nuts.