N612UA
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Is Runway 5/23 Closeed At CLT

Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:59 am


Does anyone know if runway 5/ and i thank 23 is closed at CLT? If it is do you know why.

Thanks
 
Big777jet
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RE: Is Runway 5/23 Closeed At CLT

Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:22 pm

N612UA-

No, I don't think so. Check NOAA plate airport current The runway 5/23 is still open.

I flew to CLT about 17 years ago, I saw runway 5/23 looks really bad shape pavement wasn't smooth. It was rough uneven pavement. I still don't know what is condition right now. I haven't been to CLT for a long time.

Big777jet

 
Cubsrule
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RE: Is Runway 5/23 Closeed At CLT

Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:08 pm

As far as I know, 5-23 is still open. CLT is not an especially windy city, so the need for a crosswind runway is minimal, but if you spend enough time in CLT you will see it in use.
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uswyjer
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RE: Is Runway 5/23 Closeed At CLT

Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:23 pm

I go to school in Charlotte, they use 23 when landing from the north, as it doesn't cross 18R they can use it fully, I think its to create separation, as I've rarely seen parallel approaches to 18L and R. I've landed on 23 a bunch of times and it doesn't feel too rough. 5 is used rarely though, I've been told they use it early in the morning especially with redeyes, but I haven't seen it personally.
 
N612UA
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RE: Is Runway 5/23 Closeed At CLT

Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:05 pm

The reason I was asking was that I remember reading somewhere that it was closed. I don't see planes landing there but I don't go to the lookout spot much.

Thanks fot the help
 
Cubsrule
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RE: Is Runway 5/23 Closeed At CLT

Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:24 am

Of the 6 possible apporaches/takeoffs, the 5 takeoff/23 landing probably involves the least required low altitude flying over residential areas, so I would expect to see that more at night. Since 18R-36L is probably the preferred runway at the airport and 5-23 does not cross it, you will see dual north approaches to 18R and 23, as has already been pointed out. IIRC, there are some pretty heavy restrictions on landing on 5 while 18R-36L is active.
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RduBE90Pilot
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RE: Is Runway 5/23 Closeed At CLT

Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:34 am

We use 23 70% of the time and 18L/36R the rest. We fly to CLT 3-4 times a week.

Eric

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