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JFK Question

Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:28 am

I know that 13R/31L is used for arrivals and departures. But I don't recall seeing departures from 13L/31R. Are there departures from that runway? What about 4L/22R? How often are the runways at JFK used?
 
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RE: JFK Question

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:03 pm

well, I actually have taken off from runway 13L/ 31R in the past, but not lately. the probable reason for why R13L/ 31R is not used as much for take-offs is because of it's shorter length than R13R/ 31L and more likely for noise control since R13L/ 31R will take you over residential neighborhoods. (then again so does R 4L/22 R and R4R/ 22L). But on many occasions, I have seen aircrafts take -off from R13L while leaving JFk on the 150th Street exit. I saw B6, AA, BA, and even a Finnair MD-11 use this runway. I'm sure that if traffic allows it to, JFK probably likes to use specific runways for landings while others for take-offs. R-4R/ 22L is almost exclusively used for landing in both directions, primarily for it's short length. Look at MIA, most flights (when winds prevail from the east) use R9L/ 27R and R 12/ 30 for take-offs, while R 9R is used for landings save for a few freighter take-offs.
 
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RE: JFK Question

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:06 pm

Quoting Firstclasser (Thread starter):
But I don't recall seeing departures from 13L/31R

I am pretty sure that was the takeoff runway Concorde used. IIRC they had to bank to the left for noise abatement.
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RE: JFK Question

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:30 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 2):
Quoting Firstclasser (Thread starter):
But I don't recall seeing departures from 13L/31R

I am pretty sure that was the takeoff runway Concorde used. IIRC they had to bank to the left for noise abatement.

Concorde almost exclusively used 31L/13R for departures....usually 31L to be precise
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RE: JFK Question

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:37 pm


I am pretty sure that was the takeoff runway Concorde used.


Definitly not. Concorde most always used 31L/13R.

Aircraft do take off on 13L fairly frequently actually, especially with the JetBlue terminal being so close. It seems to me that B6 requests to takeoff from 13L whenever possible since it's the closest runway to taxi to.
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RE: JFK Question

Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:54 pm

Quoting Rjpieces (Reply 4):

I am pretty sure that was the takeoff runway Concorde used.

Definitly not. Concorde most always used 31L/13R.

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RE: JFK Question

Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:36 pm

13L is used a lot for takeoffs by jetBlue and others who don't want to have the long taxi to 13R (13L is still 10,000ft or so, nothing to sneeze at), but rarely, if ever, is 31R used for takeoffs, due to noise issues.

Concorde used mostly 13R/31L, and 4L/22R when it was necessary.

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RE: JFK Question

Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:50 am

13L is used often in the summer. 31R rarely, mainly when 13R/31L is closed for snow removal or other factors. Here's a departure from 31R:


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I've seen (and shot) the Concorde departing 22R and 4L but as mentioned 31L was probably the most used.

4L if used often for departures, mainly mornings.

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RE: JFK Question

Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:58 am

31R takeoffs are rare also because of LGA patterns for 13/31 and the spacing issue.
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RE: JFK Question

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:10 am

IIRC 31R departures are restricted to turboprop only. I don't have the Jepp in front of me, but if I remember correctly there is a turn right after takeoff to prevent you from getting into LGA airspace. Non-turboprops might have a problem with the turn and cleaning up.
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RE: JFK Question

Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:27 am

Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 9):
IIRC 31R departures are restricted to turboprop only. I don't have the Jepp in front of me, but if I remember correctly there is a turn right after takeoff to prevent you from getting into LGA airspace. Non-turboprops might have a problem with the turn and cleaning up.

I've seen all types including B747's depart from 31R when (rarely) it was in use for departures. They do make a quick turn left after takeoff. I have seen a few turboprops that do the quick right but never a heavy.

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RE: JFK Question

Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:12 am

B6 uses 13L a lot for take offs and 31R a lot for landings and Delta uses 31L/13R because of their terminal's location. But on windy days you have to go were the ATC needs you to go, I have gone from B6's terminal and taxied down to 13R for take off b/c it was windy etc. 4L/22R is used to for all different types of equiptment. The only runways that aren't used a lot are take offs on 31R and 4R/22L (but it is used more than 31R take offs).

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RE: JFK Question

Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:12 pm

How could 31R take offs effect LGA patterns much more than 31L take offs??? They're not that far apart...a mile at the MOST I would think???
 
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RE: JFK Question

Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:56 pm

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 10):
I've seen all types including B747's depart from 31R when (rarely) it was in use for departures. They do make a quick turn left after takeoff. I have seen a few turboprops that do the quick right but never a heavy.

Mike

Hate to burst your bubble, but when all runways are operational, there is a 31R departure restriction of turboprop only. Please see http://www.nyartcc.org/atc/facility/Airports/KJFK.htm.

If you note, the only departure from 31R is the Idlewild Climb, restricted to prop only. Granted, under special circumstances, there will be jet departures off 31R. However, that is only on rare occasions and not a normal procedure at KJKF.
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