Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Runway Closure

We had Runway 24 Left closed for construction a couple of weekends ago. Whenever possible, repair work is done at night in order to reduce the impact on air traffic (read: delays). If that's not enough time to get the work done, the next preferred time is on the weekend, particularly on Saturday, which is the slowest day of the week for commercial air travel.

I'm not sure, but it looks like they're mopping the runway!

Meanwhile, the other runway does double duty. Our Local Control trainees got a work out!


  1. The A380 certainly dwarfs the B737. From the picture, the vertical stabiliser of the 737 would fit under the tail of the A380 [goes away to see if he can find out].

    Thanks again. Fascinating blog.

  2. Fun. Not only do you have to plan for a runway closure you also have planes dodging tower cranes.