4 runways to play with, and still they're closing down. If it ain't snow, or if the wind is not out of East or West, FRA
is pretty much buggered. Partly because they reserve a runway for either take-off OR
landing, instead of mixing them. I was sat in FRA
on late evening not long ago, and while we were at the holding point couldn't help notice there was an average of 5 minutes between each landing. But would they shoot of a departure from that runway? Noooo, better to delay everybody than be a bit creative. Sometimes ze Germans and their sticking to rules can really get on my nerves.
My flight diverted into DUS
today. Couple of hours on the ground, then off again to FRA
. We were told an aircraft had had a "technical problem", one fellow passenger read on the internet a take-off on 18 had been abandoned. That meant both the Southern 07/25 runways were closed.
4 runways to play with ..... they could have 10, and yet I'm sure FRA
ATC would find a way to make a mess of that too.
From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove