|Quoting runner13 (Reply 4):|
I don't know of SAN ops but I can say that opposite direction ops suck for everyone involved. There is a lot of coordination with the tower, and the tracon, building gaps, wake turbulence times, it's just a pain. But operationally it must be done sometime, even if it causes massive delays. You can't change the weather.
|Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 1):|
This traffic flow usually turns SAN into an aboslute trainwreck of delays. The reason they do it is that the weather is too low for the traffic to get in on the LOC 27 approach, requiring the ILS 09 arrivals, but the terrain off the departure end of 09 causes massive performance penalties for most outbound aircraft, requiring 27 departures.
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6):|
Just pulled up the ILS 09 plate on Airnav. I noticed that there are circling minimums published Do air carriers use circle-to-land on 27?
|Quoting AAR90 (Reply 8):|
There is no need since the LOC-27 mins are much lower [640/1-3/4 vs 820/2-1/4].
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 9):|
Although the ceiling mins are higher for circling on the ILS RWY 09, the forward visibility requirements are lower 1-3/4 vs 2-1/4. Circling to land on the ILS might get you in when the vis drops below 2 miles
|Quoting 777ord (Thread starter):|
Can anyone explain the reasoning for that operation.