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Dane Spearing wrote:
> Im looking for examples of other airport that have true "one-way"
> operations (e.g. - takeoff on 9, land on 27 only). Our local airport
> (LAM) is in the process of going from a private airport to a public
> airport, to eventually receiving FAA funding as a public airport.
> One of the concerns that we have is that weve got some indication
> from the FAA that they may try to push for 2-way operations here.
Ive never heard of the FAA doing that. There are lots of one-way
fields in mountainous areas. Some of them have substantial federal
> Thus, our local county council is seeking examples of other airports
> that have true one-way operations (not just one-way when the winds
> are below a certain level). Ive check with AOPA, and they couldnt
> get me such a list. The only other airport that I know of that is
> true one-way is Aspen, CO, but its a towered airport.
Cumberland County Maryland has at least one runway that is unidirectional
(it looks right at a mountain).
An extreme case is Aspen Colorado, the remarks section of the AF/D says
-TERRAIN WILL NOT ALLOW FOR NORMAL TFC PATTERNS. HIGH RATES OF DESCENT MAY BE RQRD
DUE TO TERRAIN & LOCAL PROCS. UNIQUE VFR DEP PROCS EXIST CALL 1-800-488-2776 FOR MORE
- TKOF NOT AUTHORIZED ON RY 15 WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FM AMGR.
I believe there was a sign there the time I was there that said "TAKEOFF WEST OR WAIT!"
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