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The airport near me that has two major landing/takeoff patterns part of a large regional air traffic control plan involving other major international airports (SFO/OAK/SJC)
The duplicate-cited question addresses the general question of change-over. I am in need of public service information on when this change happens. I have edited this question to remove the general curiosity.
Generally I would like to know how the changes between two regional plans is communicated or published to the public or if it is available on a public service. Specifically, the East-Plan/West-Plan change in the SFO/OAK/SJC area (CA, USA)
90% of the time the take off direction is in direction that does not impact me.
When the prevailing winds change the takeoff pattern is directly overhead. This has an impact on alarms and equipment. In order to automate the shutdown of certain equipment I would like to monitor regional ATC information. I have considered simply monitoring flight patterns, prevailing winds, and weather conditions. A definitive source is preferred because it takes some time to reconfigure the equipment. Does such a ATC or FAA source exist for the general public?