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ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:15 am

I went down to the airport today to get a shot of the DL MD88 that comes in around 17:00 and the runway was closed ! I tried to find a descent spot to get 28 arrivals but the sun was all wrong. Figures,first descent day in a while to get pics.
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:19 am

Quoting United_fan (Thread starter):
I went down to the airport today to get a shot of the DL MD88 that comes in around 17:00 and the runway was closed !

Next time check the NOTAMs...

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A0491/06 (09/019) - RUNWAY CLOSED 04/22 16 SEP 04:00 UNTIL 18 SEP 09:00

https://www.notams.jcs.mil/
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:39 am

Thanks,but I wasn't expecting them to close it. It's been many years since they did. I'm glad that it will be open Friday when VP Cheney comes in with AF2.Hoping for sun!

[Edited 2006-09-18 00:40:15]
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:47 am

should reopen early tommorrow morning. GRIA is having to redo the pavement between the runway and taxiway A2 do to deteriorated concrete ( they just did this like 4 years ago and the pavement is shot). 4/22 will be closed again on the mid shifts at some point in october for finish work.
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:59 am

Anyone remember when they paved 4/22 and DL cancelled all thier ATL flights for 2 weeks because they didn't want thier 727's landing on r/w 10/28 ?
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:43 am

Can largerer aircraft (717, 733, 734, A320, MD88) land on a 5500 ft. runway safely
At Midway the Sothwest plane didn't land safely on a 7000 ft. plus runway.
 
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:46 am

SWA lands 737's on 35/17 every day. T/O is another story.
 
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:07 pm

Anyone remember when they paved 4/22 and DL cancelled all thier ATL flights for 2 weeks because they didn't want thier 727's landing on r/w 10/28 ?

Yes, I remember that. Other carriers flew mainline a/c in and out of ROC just fine.

10/28 is open again? Did they finally plow down the mound of dirt around the tunnel construction? When I was home in August they had a big lighted X up on 28, and a massive dirt pile in the flight path.

In the summer of 1984, the county closed 4/22 to repave it. I think they closed one of the ends first and kept 6,000' of it open, but the whole runway was closed for awhile. I wrote a letter to the D & C arguing that they should pave at night, as had been done at DCA not long before, and keep the runway open all day.

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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:22 am

Well,AF2 is coming on Friday. Hoping for some sun and a r/w 4 arrival. We'll see what happens!
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:57 am

Quoting RocANDtpa (Reply 5):
At Midway the Southwest plane didn't land safely on a 7000 ft. plus runway.

There isn't a 7,000 foot runway to be found at MDW...The longest is 13C/31C at 6522 feet, but it has displaced thresholds at either end, leaving only about 5800 feet for landing and rollout.
 
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:07 am

AF2 came today,and it was only a plain,white 737 with winglets . It used to be painted in the beautiful blue/white sceme,but no more. I was hoping for the 757.
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:16 am

757 broke down at the last second, or so that is what I was told
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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:28 am

Too bad,I really wanted to get a pic of a 757 in ROC. I got this one just before I got yelled at by the MCSD ! Ha ha ! I already got my pics and was trying to cross the street when he came along . They didn't even close off traffic on the road like they did when GW came in March.





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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:07 am

here ya go jim,finally got the weather to cooperate.





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RE: ROC's R/w 4/22 Closed.

Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:00 pm

Pics look great Scott--thanks for posting them!

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