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LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:03 am

I might have the chance to drive up to LAX today or tomorrow for some photography, but the only thing that would stop me from doing so is if the ops are "backwards" (running west>east as opposed to east>west).

Has LAX been running normal runway 24/25 departures/arrivals during the past couple of days with the santa ana's?
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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:47 am

Quoting Scooter (Thread starter):
Has LAX been running normal runway 24/25 departures/arrivals during the past couple of days with the santa ana's?

Wednesday they were still on the 24s and 25s, and yesterday too.

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Based on the latest TAF, looks they'll be on the 24s and 25s today as well.
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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:25 am

Quoting Scooter (Thread starter):
if the ops are "backwards"

Why do you consider it BACKWARDS? Most runways are used for both directions, yeah the new one at BOS is different. Even though I hear LAX uses one direction 90%-95% of the time, I would consider it backwards to use the other direction. Hey its MOTHER NATURE.


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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:45 am

They are really reluctant to have planes taking off over the city. Unless there is a really stiff wind or there is a reverse wind and rain, they try to keep take offs to the west to keep noise down. Late at night they will often have arrivals approach from the west as well to keep everything over the bay.

I usually do not see them change direction more than a dozen days a year.
 
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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:49 am

Current operations at SAN have planes landing "as usual" on runway 27.

The winds are not terribly strong today - this is a very cold Santa Ana condition in SoCal. This particular type does not usually affect airports here. The worst Santa Ana wind occurs in October and November when the deserts still have a fair amount of heat.
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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:59 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 4):



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 4):
Current operations at SAN have planes landing "as usual" on runway 27.

Yeah, I live very close to SAN, and haven't noticed reversed (runway 9) ops at all this week. So I was hoping that LAX was the same way...
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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:23 am

LAX has been on 25R, 24R, 24L ops all day.

Santa Ana's have had little effect on LAX all week except for a couple Turbulence SIGMETS in SoCal.
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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:11 am

Quoting JayDub (Reply 6):
Santa Ana's have had little effect on LAX all week except for a couple Turbulence SIGMETS in SoCal.

Yeah, yesterday and the day before have seen some pretty strong Turbulence in SoCal. But I think its all gone as turbulenceforecast.com says were not due for some turbulent air for a while.
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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:49 pm

The winds have to get up to at least 15 knots sustained out of the east before the runways change to 6 and 7s.

I was at LAX on Tuesday when the winds in the Inland Empire and the Orange County coast were howling but we just had a pleasant breeze off the Pacific.

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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:07 pm

Is this the typical time of year for westerly ops? Last time I was at Imperial Hill, seeing planes flaring for landing seemed like a great idea...something different to watch. Seems like it would be worth seeing.
 
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RE: LAX Ops Today/tomorrow With Santa Ana Winds

Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:26 pm

Quoting Dacman (Reply 8):
Inland Empire and the Orange County coast were howlin

SNA used 1L today 12/4 since the winds have been blowing pretty hard today.