Alos Jim, can you tell me why they dont land people on 28R after 10pm?? my guess is that all the "rich" people of sewlickey got P.O. beacuse of the noise. it makes me sad because 28R is the runway that goes directly over my house and i like to hear the jets.
also tell leveryone at PIT that i said hi a and that i love to hear them everyday.
They land people on 28R after 10pm, just not jets, and yes it's because of noise abatement procedures. I'm not sure if it's because of the people in Sewickley though or Moon but there are residential areas of Moon close to the 28R final. 10L however is another story....that's their primary landing runway when on an East flow. Here's the 7110.65 explaination for Noise abatement:3-5-1. SELECTION
a. Except where a "runway use" program is in effect, use the runway most nearly aligned with the wind when 5 knots or more or the "calm wind" runway when less than 5 knots (set tetrahedron accordingly) unless use of another runway: NOTE-1. If a pilot prefers to use a runway different from that specified, the pilot is expected to advise ATC.
2. At airports where a "runway use" program is established, ATC will assign runways deemed to have the least noise impact. If in the interest of safety a runway different from that specified is preferred, the pilot is expected to advise ATC accordingly. ATC will honor such requests and advise pilots when the requested runway is noise sensitive.
I'll tell the guys at PIT your sentiments but believe me, they know. Also they asked me to thank you (the PIT feeder) for improving the reception of the feed....it sounds great lately.
If I'm not mistaken, you'll also never hear a jet departing from 14
I think you meant 32 because jets and props do depart from 14 on an East flow. There are no taxiways that go all the way to the approach end of 32 so aircraft would have to back-taxi to it. It was never meant as a departure runway.