|Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 1):|
The numbers are based on the magnetic headings, e.g. 270 would be runway 27. R and L is used to distinguish between parallel runways (right and left). Sometimes you get a 'C' too for centre.
|Quoting N908AW (Reply 11):|
believe MSP's runways were changed from 11/29 to 12/30, when did that change?
|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 15):|
.......and why is the magnetic pole changing....????
|Quoting HPRamper (Reply 2):|
I'm not sure what the numbers mean. But I believe there is also another letter used for crosswind runways.
|Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 17):|
on FS i noticed a 36"w" what does that mean?
|Quoting N908AW (Reply 4):|
Question- I was doing some controlling on VATSIM last night in Fargo, and they have a runway with a heading of 174.8. On my FAA chart it said 18, but on one of the pilots' charts it said 17. One would think something this important would be uniform. Wouldn't they make a big deal out of it when they change numbers due to the heading changing?
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 18):|
Sometimes in the U.S., this is used to designate a "Waterway" located on an airport (a trough of water for a seaplane to land at a land airport). The only place I've seen this is in Alaska, but I'm sure that there's other places that these exist...
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