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Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 4:32 am



As I search through the DB here and see the many marvelous images of various aircraft I wonder if some airports are more spotter friendly in regards to the amount of available natural lighting.

I would think that an airport with a heading lets say 09/27 would be superb.

At KSEA it is 16/34.....what is the runway HDG at your favorite field.

Regards
Randy
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 4:40 am

LFBO/TLS was 15/33 now they changed it o 14/32 for some odd reason. LAX is 24/6 and 25/7 even though all four runways have the exact same magnetic heading of 249-069

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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 4:48 am

LHR - 09/27  Smile




j
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 5:00 am

Geneva: 05-23. 3900 metres long. Chances are you will find me next to it every weekend Big grin

Tim
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 5:25 am

We have a:

09-27
06-24
3x 18-36

(AMS)

So light is perfectly available in all situations  Smile
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 5:40 am

Only one runway in Sitka, 29/11. And as you can see from the picture of the airport, its hard to spot from the ocean side of the airport, unless you have a boat (which I have), its just a pain to go out there when we only get 7 or so flights a day in the summer time. Plus, the sun is in a bad spot any time after noon, so you always get the shaded side of the airplane, as you can see in the photos.

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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 5:43 am

I think you need to consider where the viewing points are and what hemisphere the airport is in... I remember looking at the airfield chart for Auckland before I first visited it a number of years ago, and noted that the runway was east-west (great) but that the airport and all its facilities were on the north side - there was just sea on the south side and no access (bad). I was very annoyed and thought that I'd get very few good photos, right up until I arrived and suddenly realised that being north of the runway was the best place to be for photos in the southern hemisphere!!!

Andy

PS: My local airport, EMA, is 09-27 but another not too far away which is one of the best in the UK for photos, MAN, is 24/06
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 6:01 am

Phoenix Sky Harbor (KPHX):

7L
7R
25L
25R
8
26

Phoenix Deer Valley(KDVT):

25L
25R
7L
7R

You see a trend?  Smile
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 8:02 am

Brussels:

RWY 02/20
RWY 07L/25R
RWY 07R/25L

Depending on wind conditions, time of day and aircraft coming in, you can do pretty much everything over here, as long as the lighting conditions are good of course.

Ivan
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 11:29 am

DEN always seems to have one with good light, but not always with planes on it!

Jeff
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 11:36 am

SAN with 09/27...Spotting area nicely positioned on the south side.  Smile (A good thing in the upper half of the world!)
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 3:04 pm

Nashville (BNA) Tn

Has three runways at 8000 Feet all run the same way

20L/2R
20C/2C
20R/2L

and a 11200 foot runways

that is 13/31

This is a good info web page for US Airports

http://www.airnav.com/airports/
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 4:51 pm

Honolulu has four runways––08R/26L (Reef Runway), 08L/26R, 04R/22L, 04L/22R.

When photographing 08R departures/26L departures and arrivals before 9-11 with winter light, you could hike out to the other side of the runway. The light would be behind you for the whole day.


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When photographing 08R departures after 9-11 with winter light, tough! (Especially afternoon/evening light––unless for evening light, you want a nice sunset shot.) I would not hike out to the other side of the runway due to tightened security. You would have to wait till summer comes for the sun to be behind you once again! (Right now, the sun is slowly moving north . . . still waiting!)


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Not many photos during winter!


When photographing 08R departures during the summer, the light is behind you and the results of your photos improve. On the other side of 08R, the light is facing you.


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Some more images yet to come!  Smile


For 04R, 04L, morning sunlight will shine on the starboard side of the aircraft and evening sunlight will shine on the portside of the aircraft throughout the year. (22L, 22R is opposite.)

Jerrold
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 8:45 pm

15L/R 33L/R
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 8:50 pm

Hi,

As Andy has rightly pointed out, my home airport of Manchester which runs at 24/06.

There's always a place to go for shots with the sun in the "right place!"

Regards,

Paul.
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 9:26 pm

Try this link http://www.mapbase.pair.com/wad/countries/

Two more clicks, and you know the runway heading of the desired airport!

Cheers
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 9:37 pm

hi all

at ZRH its
10/28
16/34
14/32

28 mainly used for take offs (except longhoul which use 16)
14 only used for landings
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 10:08 pm

Uhh, one 6,500ft runway 09/27, predominent winds are from the SW so 27 is most often in use. Unfortunetely the main spotters place is at the threshold of 09, but the runway is so short in summer most 737/757/A321's rotate near the end of the runway.
 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Mon May 05, 2003 10:24 pm

ZRH 2nd part

as to some unique  Smile/happy/getting dizzy comments by another valued member I have to clarify my statement regarding rwy 28:
sometimes used for landings as well (early morning and late evening as well if have strong westerly winds)

Olav

 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Tue May 06, 2003 4:12 am

Ibiza has 06/24, which is good from the south side, but as others said it depends where the taxiways and facilities are.

Infact my best spot is on the taxiway to rwy 24 and this is looking to the south, so I only have sun in the afternoon after 5 pm during the summer time,

 
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Tue May 06, 2003 5:44 am

LGA: 13/31 and 4/22

FLU (closed): 18/36
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RE: Runway Heading At Your Airport

Tue May 06, 2003 10:31 am

At YUL we have 24/06 R or L

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