John
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Any Spotters At PVD Today?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:48 am

I understand runway 16 was being used as the active quite a bit today, due to strong winds. It's quite short, 6,081 feet. It has a 500 foot displaced threshold for landing due to obstructions on approach and virtually no clear zone. To anyone who knows PVD, it's a rare treat to see the big jets landing on runway 16.

[Edited 2004-11-29 03:52:02]
 
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RE: Any Spotters At PVD Today?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:08 pm

My dad flew into PVD, but they didnt use Runway 16, because they were to heavy. So they had to use Rwy 5. It was a DC-9-50
 
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RE: Any Spotters At PVD Today?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:58 pm

Burnsie, I've seen 757s land on 16, so a DC-9-50 is certainly NOT a problem. The wind direction may have changed by the time your father flew in. Did your dad fly in today?
 
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RE: Any Spotters At PVD Today?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:38 pm

Keep in mind that the 757 has much better performace off of short fields especially when compared to the DC-9!
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RE: Any Spotters At PVD Today?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:44 pm

Burnsie, I've seen 757s land on 16, so a DC-9-50 is certainly NOT a problem. The wind direction may have changed by the time your father flew in. Did your dad fly in today?

Yes he arrived PVD at 11:23a the day that you are talking about. I asked him when I saw this post if he landed on that runway, he said they were too heavy at the time to land on 16.

Equip was a DC-9-50
 
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RE: Any Spotters At PVD Today?

Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:47 am

How does your father know that they were heavy? Unless the pilot came on and said something (which I doubt...what normal passenger would care) then I doubt that he could have known such information.

Unless he was the pilot. In that case, well....nuff said.
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