Old Feb 21, 05, 9:45 pm
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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LAX takeoff/landing pattern

From various places/peoples etc., I have heard the landing is from East during the day using 24R or 25L and takeoff is to the west usig 24L and 25R unless there is Santa Ana winds. During the Santa Ana winds, this is reversed.
Normal operation during the night between 12 am and 6 am is land mainly on 6L and takeoff on 25L.
As others have mentioned, the daytime operation during the past week was similar to the Santa Ana condition. It was that way during the rainstorm during the evening of 2/10 and it was that way when I took off this morning at 7 am. The windsock showed the wind was blowing from the East so that shows why we took off East. The rain storm was probably causing the change in the wind direction.

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