spudsmac wrote:Yes it's normal. Keeps the noise down on both landing and takeoff.
Woodreau wrote:Aspen does it as well. Lands 15 and departs 33 simultaneously.
Woodreau wrote:Due to the nature of the terrain and the airport, for normal operations at ASE, the landings on 15 and departures on 33 are done simultaneously.
Approach will have aircraft lined up for landing on 15 with spacing to allow for departures off 33. Tower will have aircraft lined up to allow a takeoff from 33 after a landing on 15. And ground has aircraft lined up on the taxiway for departure sequenced to allow landing traffic to clear the runway through the taxiing aircraft.
Landing aircraft are advised there will be an opposite direction takeoff and they cleared to land 15. The departing aircraft is advised that there is an opposite direction aircraft on final and to call the landing traffic in sight. After the departing aircraft calls the traffic in sight, they are cleared for takeoff from 33. A turn to a 340 heading is done after takeoff to avoid the landing traffic, followed by a turn to 270 under the extended centerline to avoid flight into terrain.
Eugenewats wrote:What is the UAL 600T call sign about?
N1120A wrote:KASE is different. That is due to terrain.
aeropix wrote:Also done nightly at Sydney, Australia
Cubsrule wrote:N1120A wrote:KASE is different. That is due to terrain.
Correct. KSAN is sort of similar to KASE. They run opposite direction operations when they need the precision approach to 9 due to low visibility (most commonly on winter mornings). It’s sort of a terrain issue insofar as the terrain makes 27 takeoffs much easier.
MrBretz wrote:I wonder what they do when the Santa Ana's are blowing from the east. Do they suspend easterly takeoffs during the late evening and early AM?
Woodreau wrote:MrBretz wrote:I wonder what they do when the Santa Ana's are blowing from the east. Do they suspend easterly takeoffs during the late evening and early AM?
The procedure is in the link you provided in your post above. They will depart east from the inboard runways 6R/7L only and discouraging reduced power takeoffs as described in 13.5.2.b.1 of the link you provided.
In other words they want you away from the ground and up to altitude as quickly as possible.
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