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Side By Side Landings At SJC

Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:24 pm

Please tell me i'm not blind...but driving home tonite, I swear I saw what was a QX CRJ-700 and a WN 737 doing a simultaneous approach into SJC. The CRJ was going for 30L and the 737 for 30R. I was under the impression that they could not do that as the distance between runways was so short. Does anybody know if this is common practice? I hope my mind is not playing tricks on me at my young age.  Smile
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RE: Side By Side Landings At SJC

Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:55 pm

Under visual conditions it should be legal. I don't think there's enough distance between them for parallel instrument approaches.

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RE: Side By Side Landings At SJC

Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:55 am

As you probably know parallel visual approaches are the norm at SFO, where the runway centerlines are 750 ft apart; SJC is 700 ft. But we assume it's not common at SJC.
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RE: Side By Side Landings At SJC

Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:02 am

If the side-by-side landings were done by a couple of small general aviation planes, then such landings could be done at SJC.

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