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When a parallel runway is closed at an uncontrolled field, does the notation change for the operating runway?

There is no guidance that runway/tower closure status should change the name of a runway in the AIM, Airplane Flying Handbook, 7110.65, or anything else I've ever read. If such guidance exists ...
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Is Iqaluit Airport closed?

At the time of the imagery, it appears the airport was undergoing major renovation, now completed at least insofar as the runway is concerned. See iqaluit-airport-s-runway-gets-a-facelift-as-...
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When a parallel runway is closed at an uncontrolled field, does the notation change for the operating runway?

The "chewing out" instructor is an deeply misguided and a danger to his students: a runway's name is basically permanent. It can be changed, but everything associated with it, like approach ...
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Can planned runway closures prevent a plane from leaving an airport?

There is actually a really good example of this... In 1994 it was decided that the infamous Meigs Field would be demolished and turned into a park. (I say infamous because for all of us young flight ...
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What does STERILE RUNWAY mean?

A "sterile runway" indicates that all traffic has been cleared from the runway. This can include both traffic currently active on the runway as well as potentially other inbound traffic on approach, ...
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May an emergency aircraft land on a closed runway?

Faced with bad weather, some icing, and an aircraft with a collapsed gear on the runway, I landed on the taxiway. The matter was complicated in that ATC was unaware of the runway closure. This was ...
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Does a runway have to be closed for not having markings due to resealing work?

Not Necessarily While some regulations or guidance material may call for some or most runways to be closed during maintenance or construction work, such as marking removal for asphalt reseal, this is ...
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Should landing on a runway that has been closed by NOTAM be a violation of the FARs?

There's no specific rule against it, so whether it should be a violation is a matter of opinion. FWIW, AOPA's legal counsel believes it isn't a violation per se, but the FAA has still pursued action ...
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What does STERILE RUNWAY mean?

It means that aircraft are not allowed to takeoff/land in that runway. From a British Antartic Survey Document on the Rothera Research Station: BAS procedures require a sterile runway and ...
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Can planned runway closures prevent a plane from leaving an airport?

It shouldn't happen if people check their NOTAMs. The Australian rules are found in the Part 139 Manual of Standards. I don't know where to find the US equivalent but I'd be surprised it it is ...
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Close Runway 16/34 from one direction

I think your premises are wrong. If an airport has a runway 16/34 then either both landings and departures take place in direction 16 (runway 16 is open) or both take place in direction 34. In most ...
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How do I say these situations, according to the runway's status?

In the US, you would use "closed". From the FAA's Pilot/Controller Glossary: CLOSED RUNWAY− A runway that is unusable for aircraft operations. Only the airport management/ military operations ...
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When are "winter months" when referring to runway closure?

It's just a legal butt-cover statement put there by the airport owner to absolve the owner of any liability if someone prangs their plane after it snows, or tries to land when it's soggy and flips ...
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Can a runway have a displaced threshold and a closed section in the same area?

This is what Lelystad airport in the Netherlands currently looks like. The runway is being extended but the extension is not yet open for operations, so it's closed with a displaced treshold, similar ...
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Can a runway have a displaced threshold and a closed section in the same area?

In any case, threshold and runway numbers are highly desirable in a new position. Possibly it is the reason why pilots were confused with your initial variant. At least by FAA regulations, if you don'...
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Does a runway have to be closed for not having markings due to resealing work?

IT relies on being a Part 139 airport, mainly. the Marking Standard, AC 150/5340-1L states the guidelines and standards for marking are the only method of compliance with airport certified under Title ...
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When and why was AGGH's runway 06/24 shortened?

A little bit of sleuthing based on comments and the aerial photograph reveals one or two roadways that may have existed near Honiera International Airport before the runway was lengthened more to the ...
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Why is one of two parallel runways sometimes closed in foggy weather?

It's not. Precise enough, that is. There's a point in the ILS landing process called "Minimums". At that point the pilots must see the runway or throttle up and go-around. Assuming they have ...
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Does a runway have to be closed for not having markings due to resealing work?

Yes, of course you have to close it since it falls under the runway closure reason of "Obliterated or faded markings on active operational areas." From this document. The "Obliterated markings" is ...
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