Re: parallel runways on airports

Date:         20 Mar 97 02:38:33 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
References:   1 2
Followups:    1 2
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

>I'm not sure if the FAA allows approaches to runways spaced closer
>than 2000 ft apart in VMC, but there may be special case airports
>where this is allowed.

Perhaps it's a special case, but parallel visual approaches are
routinely flown on SFO's 28L and 28R, which are only 751 feet apart.
There is no staggering -- I've been on flights that landed on 28R at
exactly the same time as another flight landed on 28L, or vice versa.

--
Karl Swartz	|Home	kls@chicago.com
		|Work	kls@netapp.com
		|WWW	http://www.chicago.com/~kls/
Moderator of sci.aeronautics.airliners -- Unix/network work pays the bills