Old Feb 22, 05, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by civicmon
what's fun is watching planes take off from SAN in the opposite direction. Looks like they're going to slam into the parking garage so conviently placed right in front of the runway.
SAN must use RWY9, W-E approach, when low clouds exist and wind permits due to the runway equipped with an ILS approacch. Landing from the west allows the pilots a lower ceiling.

As mentioned landings from the west are required in calm winds at LAX after +/- midnight. Landings don't always occur on 6L/R (north side) either, LAX will permit RWY 7L/R (south side) in most cases when operations are light.
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