|Quoting Rkmcswain (Reply 17):|
I once lived in the flight path of a 15 landing and saw one almost every morning about 4:30. Cargo I'm assuming.
|Quoting AM (Reply 5):|
Do they ever use runways 33L/R at all?
Try and avoid landing 33R, it is about the worst configuration as you get about 3 aircraft on final outside the final approach fix and you're into the airspace HOU
Tower uses for their departures in a north flow. So something has to give, which is usually HOU
ends up taking their traffic out west or southeast first before they get turned northbound. Ugly ops.
Quite the contrary...Runway 9 is often used for departures as others have mentioned especially when landing 8L
/R.....you even find Runway 9 used when landing 26R/L for eastbound traffic, they get a quick turn to the southeast first then when outside the downwind turned toward BPT
|Quoting Markus (Reply 2):|
To correct the statement....RWY. 27 is NEVER used for departures due to the cargo area off the end of the runway centerline.
Yeah Markus, did you make that up or what?
Runway 27 is used for departures as others have eluded to as well....however, it is not common to see that but it is used! I personally have used it a few years ago when an aircraft is on the southeast ramp of Terminal C/E in a northwest wind, much closer taxi to Runway 27 than 33R/L. Have also been a passenger in a B739 to RSW
that used Runway 27 for departure in the last year.
|Quoting AM (Thread starter):|
What are the most common runway configurations at Houston Intercontinental?
Most common is and best arrival rate is landing Runways 26L/R and 27, departing 15L/R with the occasional Runway 26R departure, and try to remain in that flow as long as possible. The joke around IAH
is if the wind is out of the west, IAH
has to be landing east!
|Quoting Ramper@iah (Reply 4):|
Has anyone ever landed on 15L or 15R? I've never seen it.
Runway 15R was used all day for weather/winds around the middle of March this year....wind was something like 150 at 25 gust to 40 all day long.
|Quoting Bruce (Reply 12):|
But I'd go with the theory that the heavies dont climb as fast and they need to be above a certain altitude in order to cross the 27/26 approach path so they go the other way.
A good theory but it also applies to all departures. You must have separation above the guys on final to Runways 26L/R and 27, some of the tower folks will give the left turn off 15L, most prefer to use the right turn off 15R. I prefer to just get them out and if it requires a left turn and a right turn to diverging headings then do it.
|Quoting Erj-145mech (Reply 6):|
RWY 14 STOL was a marked section of taxiway A from about where the FEDEX/mail ramp is now to just before Qualitron. It was there mostly for the Metro Twin Otters coming up from Clear Lake to land on. When Metro went away, so did 14STOL
Ah the STOL 14....what a fun operation that was. Sometimes a BE20 would use it as well as a guy in BPT
and his BE50 for landing. Had a C500 line up on it for take-off one day thinking it was 14L...lol....sure was narrow for a 150' wide runway.
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