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OneX123
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Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:22 am

I’ve lived outside ORD for over 3yrs now and fly into the airport weekly. Tonight, for the first time ever, I saw multiple airplanes fly north over the Loop, up to Winnetka, conduct a left turn, and land on what appears to be runway 22R. I’ve never seen airplanes land in this direction before.

AA226 CLT - ORD
DL2357 ATL - ORD
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:27 am

According to sub-bullet 44 in the following FAA link it seems 22R is used only 1% of the time for arrivals. I wonder what makes tonight so different...

https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_de ... ation/#q55
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:29 am

I'm looking at airportviewer at 11:30PM local time and yes, ORD is landing on 22R only. My guess is that with the current calm winds they might simply be rotating arrival runways for noise abatement so that the neighborhoods directly east or west of ORD get a break from the aircraft noise for a night.
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:35 am

jetblastdubai wrote:
I'm looking at airportviewer at 11:30PM local time and yes, ORD is landing on 22R only. My guess is that with the current calm winds they might simply be rotating arrival runways for noise abatement so that the neighborhoods directly east or west of ORD get a break from the aircraft noise for a night.


I wonder if there is anything driving the change. I’ve watched arrivals for most days the past 3yrs (live in a high rise) and tonight’s the first I’ve ever seen this pattern!
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:03 am

02/780 (A3412/20) - RWY 10C/28C CLSD. 21 FEB 04:59 2020 UNTIL 21 FEB 12:00 2020. CREATED: 21 FEB
04:59 2020
02/777 (A3409/20) - RWY 10R/28L CLSD. 21 FEB 03:57 2020 UNTIL 21 FEB 12:00 2020. CREATED: 21 FEB
03:57 2020
02/776 (A3408/20) - RWY 09R/27L CLSD. 21 FEB 03:57 2020 UNTIL 21 FEB 12:00 2020. CREATED: 21 FEB
03:57 2020
02/775 (A3407/20) - RWY 09L/27R CLSD. 21 FEB 03:57 2020 UNTIL 21 FEB 12:00 2020. CREATED: 21 FEB
03:57 2020
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:50 am

OneX123 wrote:
I’ve lived outside ORD for over 3yrs now and fly into the airport weekly. Tonight, for the first time ever, I saw multiple airplanes fly north over the Loop, up to Winnetka, conduct a left turn, and land on what appears to be runway 22R. I’ve never seen airplanes land in this direction before.

AA226 CLT - ORD
DL2357 ATL - ORD
AA1294 DFW - ORD



Iv landed on 22R a lot.
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:23 am

Perhaps there was necessary maintenance being done on or around 10/28 runway, so took advantage to wind and weather conditions to do them.
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:30 pm

ltbewr wrote:
Perhaps there was necessary maintenance being done on or around 10/28 runway, so took advantage to wind and weather conditions to do them.


I’m thinking the same thing. When dfw closes 17C for inspection, arrivals will use 17L for arrivals more frequently, though it seems to happen only on a weekend day.
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:35 pm

CriticalPoint wrote:
OneX123 wrote:
I’ve lived outside ORD for over 3yrs now and fly into the airport weekly. Tonight, for the first time ever, I saw multiple airplanes fly north over the Loop, up to Winnetka, conduct a left turn, and land on what appears to be runway 22R. I’ve never seen airplanes land in this direction before.

AA226 CLT - ORD
DL2357 ATL - ORD
AA1294 DFW - ORD



Iv landed on 22R a lot.


Indeed. It was used routinely for arrivals in west flow pre-O’Hare Modernization Program. Typically they would also arrive on one or both 27s (now 27L and 28R) and depart 22L and 32L from T10.
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:38 pm

It’s part of the O’Hare “Fly Quiet” Initiative. When possible due to winds the airport will rotate arrival and departure runways so the noise is shared evenly between the towns surrounding the airport. Here is the rotation schedule.

https://www.oharenoise.org/sitemedia/do ... 011420.pdf
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:04 pm

jetskipper wrote:
It’s part of the O’Hare “Fly Quiet” Initiative. When possible due to winds the airport will rotate arrival and departure runways so the noise is shared evenly between the towns surrounding the airport. Here is the rotation schedule.

https://www.oharenoise.org/sitemedia/do ... 011420.pdf


Interesting...... "Diagonal - East" shows arrivals 4R and departures 4L. I can't say I've ever seen a 4L departure.
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:24 pm

[quote="OneX123"]I’ve watched arrivals for most days the past 3yrs (live in a high rise) [quote]
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:44 pm

OneX123 wrote:
I’ve lived outside ORD for over 3yrs now and fly into the airport weekly. Tonight, for the first time ever, I saw multiple airplanes fly north over the Loop, up to Winnetka, conduct a left turn, and land on what appears to be runway 22R. I’ve never seen airplanes land in this direction before.

AA226 CLT - ORD
DL2357 ATL - ORD
AA1294 DFW - ORD

Most of my landings at ORD were on 22R, although to be fair, that was between 2007 and 2010 as the runway reconfiguration was taking place.
tjwgrr wrote:
jetskipper wrote:
It’s part of the O’Hare “Fly Quiet” Initiative. When possible due to winds the airport will rotate arrival and departure runways so the noise is shared evenly between the towns surrounding the airport. Here is the rotation schedule.

https://www.oharenoise.org/sitemedia/do ... 011420.pdf

Interesting...... "Diagonal - East" shows arrivals 4R and departures 4L. I can't say I've ever seen a 4L departure.

I've been on a flight once where departure was off of 4L.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwea5KQCZkU
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:06 am

ORD will be in the same configuration again tonight

ORD NOISE ABATEMENT - 02/21/20
THE ORD FLY QUIET PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT 0500Z TO 1200Z

RUNWAYS: ARRIVE-22R
DEPART-22L
-28R AVAILABLE PER REQUEST
 
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Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:14 am

Have done that on a 777
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