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How else can snowy/icy conditions disrupt airport operations?

In casey's fabulous answer here, he identifies several ways snow/ice can disrupt airport operations: Continuous heavy snowfall can eventually close an airport if it becomes impossible to keep the ...
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What airport fees are charged to airlines in the case of operations following an unscheduled landing?

A plane may need make an unscheduled landing in the case of a diversion due to mechanical difficulties, unexpected weather, a medical emergency or other reasons (this could even be at an airport with ...
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Are there some minimum criteria for a field to be registered with the FAA as an airstrip?

I spend an unacceptable amount of time 'flying' around the country (U.S.) via Google Earth and I'm always zooming in on airplane symbols to have a look at airfields. In the western U.S. there are ...
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Which US airport historically has the most days in which VMC prevail?

I live in a part of the country where VMC are starting to become increasingly uncommon, which has led me to wonder - which US airport historically has the most days in which VMC prevail per year? ...
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What does the airport fuel market look like?

The single biggest cost for many airlines is fuel. Given this, I'm sure they work hard to reduce the cost they pay per gallon of fuel as much as possible. How does that translate to the way fuel is ...
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Must Part 91 pilots comply with runway departures marked as NA?

I answered a recent question about the meaning of Takeoff Minimum NA and indicated that they do not apply to Part 91 pilots, but after thinking about it, I’m not so sure. I can’t find anything ...
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Which US airport has the lowest circling MDH?

As I recently contemplated 14 CFR 135.223 and its implications, I began wondering about airports with exceptionally low circling minima. For a little context and background, the part of §135.223 that ...
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Is King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh actually very big?

Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong place, there isn't a geography StackExchange so this was the next best option I could find. I've read multiple things about the huge size of King Khalid ...
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Why do budget airlines not use the jetbridge that's right there?

Related to Who decides whether an airline docks at a jetbridge or parks at a remote stand?, but I'm not asking about remote stands. I recently took an easyJet flight (A319/320) from London Gatwick (...
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When do airline pilots arrive at airport?

How much time it takes to prepare a flight, to control the aircraft, before departures? How much spare time takes the pilots, to reach a foreign airport? I never experienced a delay because of ...
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What are the largest airports in terms of size, gates, and stands?

What is the largest airport in terms of: Size of developed area? Size of all terminal area? Total number of gates? Total number of gates + remote stands?
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What distance can you see aircraft lights from?

My parents bought a house and it's approximately 50-60 km from the nearest airport and one day when it was dark I've noticed lights on the sky and because I live in a big city close to the airport I ...
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What should I expect for an unannounced GA visit for touch-n-gos at San Jose?

I understand that KSJC is a busy airport. I have done touch'n'gos at Oakland (also a busy Class C airport), but they have three dedicated runways for GA aircraft. There is nothing about which runway ...
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Could a 'wind wall' help to reduce the wind shear problem at St Helena airport?

I've seen a fair number of articles online about "The World's Most Useless Airport" (St. Helena, HLE/FHSH), which was unable to open to full commercial flights (as was the intention) due to the wind ...
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From which ATC station is push-back clearance requested?

When parked at the gate that requires a push-back onto the taxiway, from which ATC station is the push-back clearance requested? Is this the ground or apron station, or is that still departure ...
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What lights are used on top of a building or structure near an airport?

What type of light (strobe, beacon, color) should be displayed on top of a building or structure near an airport ?
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What happen to schedule flight when airport close for undertermined duration?

very similar to What happens to incoming flights when the airport shuts down In the event that an airport shuts down for undetermined period, flights that already airborne would be divert to other ...
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Where to do the Run-up and Safety on the Return Flight?

At my home airport, we do the run-up on the ramp, but I guess each airport has its own preference. What is the "standard" run-up location? If I recall from my training early on, you can do it at the ...
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How is spilled fuel cleaned up at airports?

In an accident where an airplane leaks fuel onto the ground, how is it cleaned up?
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Where can I find a list of past flights at LHR?

I am doing a project based on some data recorded from London Heathrow during October 2012, to quality control the data I need to know when aircraft flew past the detectors. Are there any online ...
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Safety regulations for take off spectators around airports?

In a Greek island, an A320 blasted a child ten meters away, during take off. It was with his family outside the airport (Greek src). I wonder what are the regulations, if any, for how much people are ...
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Why do multiple planes arrive from the same airport at the same time?

I'm looking at the Arriving flights page of the Vancouver Airport and in many cases there are several planes coming from the same airport, arriving at the same time, all at the same gate. Does it ...
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How can we avoid running out of airport abbreviations? [duplicate]

As far as I know, airport name abbreviations are a 3 letter name. For example: MEL for Melbourne/Australia airport LAX for Los Angeles/USA airport YYZ for Toronto/Canada airport And that means all ...
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What are these red lights next to an airport runway?

What are these red installations at the end of the runway? They shine bright like a laser but I don't think they would install those near an airport.
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Are there generic routes all pilots can fly?

The recent question Is the destination of a commercial flight important for the pilot? stoked my curiosity but the answers were rather explaining that a pilot does not necessarily need to know where ...
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Does anyone know what this approach chart symbol is?

Does anyone know what the little “shell” like symbol on the taxi diagram is, under the 2239? Also, what do the little “P”s stand for? One is bolded and the other is not. The 'shell' and the two 'P's ...
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How should private airports or locations not regularly intended for landing be identified if you land at or take off from them?

How are runways on sectional charts that are listed as private identified? Lets say I fly from a public airport to a private strip; I would log the departure airport as BNA, but what would I list the ...
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What factors made my flight land at runway 02 in El Prat?

Aircraft normally land at Barcelona's El Prat airport using either of the 25 runways, along a flight path hugging the coast, with a flip to the 07 orientation generally associated with bad weather. ...
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What procedures are in place at London City Airport for emergencies after V1?

Given the challenging operating environment at EGLC, what procedures are in place for emergencies after V1. Is it possible to return to the airport?
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Which airport is featured in this Delta commercial?

I just saw a Delta commercial with a plane taking off from a runway with a 16R designation (thus, the plane in the commercial was departing from 34L). Does anyone know where this airport is? Climbing ...
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What prevents a government from selling/leasing publicly owned airports?

When an airport is open to the public, it is generally owned and operated by a government entity. If the local government leases or sells the airport, this would generate significant amounts of ...
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Where can I get a reliable and a updated Airport API or Airport Database, and I also want to know the charges for the API? [closed]

Kindly guide me where can I get a reliable and updated airport Master API. The airport API should have all the information about all the airports in the world and I also want to know how much do they ...
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What kinds of jobs could a senior in high school get at a small local airport?

Is there anything a senior in high school could do for a small regional airport in Utah?
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Would it be viable to use jet blast deflectors as a power source?

From an environmental point of view would installation of windmills just before jet blast deflectors provide enough power to power up all machinery at airports? How much of a reduction in reliance on ...
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Where can I find a free list of ICAO and IATA airport identifiers?

Is there an open source or free comprehensive (or close to it) list of ICAO to IATA airport identifiers? The official list from ICAO costs hundreds of dollars. I suppose such a list could be scraped ...
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Do airports charge airlines for extra time spent on ground due to weather conditions?

I heard somewhere that airlines pay the airport depending on the time spent at the gate. Suppose there are weather conditions that cause the aircraft to be delayed at the gate, such as heavy rain ...
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When was Kai Tak permanently closed to cargo service?

Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong was closed to both passenger and cargo service early in the morning of 6 July 1998, with all flights moving to the brand-new airport at Chek Lap Kok. However, shortly ...
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Why is the TORA of 27R not the same as the TORA of 09L?

09L and 27R are the same runway but just in opposite directions. I've drawn out a diagram and for some reason the TORA for 27R is 18m less? Where has that 18m disappeared? I've been trying to work out ...
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What is the minimum and maximum number of jet bridges used on an Airbus A380?

What is the minimum and maximum number of jet bridges used for embarking and disembarking on a typical Airbus A380 trip and why?
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Where do airports use 3-bar VASI for the visual glideslope?

What are some airports that have a 3-bar VASI system? I am trying to find some locations to compare what the chart supplements say to the supplements for those with 2-bar VASI systems.
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Do I need special permission to land at a Landing Rights Airport?

According to the Chart Supplement, Orlando International airport (KMCO) is an LRA (landing rights airport). What permission is needed to fly an aircraft to an airport classified as LRA? Can I just ...
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Which UK airport uses different approaches for noise reduction?

I remember hearing about a British airport that had two approaches that were used on alternating weeks. They implemented this pilot project (no pun intended) so that different houses would be ...
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Does the size of code F aircraft parking apron enough for 2 code C plane?

When I look at Inner Thames Estuary Airport (Isle of Grain) masterplan, they shows a funny figure about the terminals layout. The report describes that It shows the ability for most stands to handle ...
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Difference between ETA and On-Block time?

I see that the definition of the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) according to Eurocontrol is: (SESAR) the time computed by the FMS for the flight arriving at a point related to the destination ...
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Is there a significant difference between the jet blast from Airbus and Boeing?

I am looking up for jet blast data and there are not much information in the net. One of the main references I can found are the Airport Planning of each aircraft. From these can be obtained that the ...
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What are the dimensions of the parking apron?

What are the approximate dimensions of the apron aircraft zones, ramp, aircraft stands such as Airbus A380, Boeing B737, F16.
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What is the history of the “Superbay” at San Fransisco International?

The Superbay is a maintenance hangar on the north end of the field at San Francisco International Airport, north of runway 28R and west of runway 19R. On the airport diagram it is not labeled, but ...
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In what order were the runways built at Paris Charles de Gaulle?

At its commission time (in 1974), Roissy-CDG airport did not have all its runways in service. As an example, I found an article (fr) saying the fourth (and last) runway was built in 2000. But this ...
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Why are some airfields not on any sectional chart nor listed in the directory?

I would have thought this was a safety issue. Case in point - Hearst Castle Airfield. This is located beneath William Randolph Hearst's Castle in California, located at 35°39'35.54"N 121°11'35.64"...
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Is there a database of radio-frequencies for airfields/airports in Europe?

Is there something like a register of frequencies for airfields/airports in Europe? I am building a VFR flight planner and would be interested to autofill a form with the frequencies dependent on the ...

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