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Re: Swiss Twin-Bo
      03/08/12 11:39 AM

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I almost always think of Lajes.



No doubt.

They re-did the runway at Lajes last year. With no other runway on the island they did one side at a time reducing the width, instead of the length, of the available runway. Luckily it's a nice, wide, military runway so there was still 148' available with half of it closed.

One time, arriving just after sunset, we're taking to Lajes approach and they tell us that the RVR is 1500m. The approach minimums are 1600m. We can see the island and airport fine but figure there must be some shallow fog that can't be seen at altitude. We have the engineer getting Santa Maria weather for us while we start figuring out how long we can hold. As we get closer there's still no sign at all of any visibility restrictions so I suggest to the Captain that he call Lajes tower on the second radio. Tower says visibility is unrestricted. Apparently, the 1500m was written on a status board in the radar room FROM YESTERDAY and the approach controller just looked up and read it to us. Can we bill Portugal's Air Force for the fuel we wasted sorting that one out?

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* Swiss Twin-Bo Andrew Niemyer -KDLH 03/05/12 09:46 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Ralph Hood   03/05/12 11:16 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Andrew Niemyer -KDLH   03/05/12 11:34 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Ralph Jones   03/05/12 12:54 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Dave Siciliano (ADS)   03/05/12 12:18 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Rick Durden   03/06/12 12:28 AM
. * * Swiss Twin-Bo Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   03/07/12 09:44 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Andrew Niemyer -KDLH   03/06/12 11:56 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo B. Butler (Oregonian)   03/08/12 06:55 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Rick Durden   03/06/12 10:04 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Randy Sohn   03/05/12 01:49 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo sreyoB yrraL   03/07/12 10:56 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Randy Sohn   03/07/12 11:07 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo sreyoB yrraL   03/08/12 09:56 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Randy Sohn   03/08/12 10:00 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Anne Umphrey (KBED)   03/08/12 04:50 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Rick Durden   03/08/12 12:06 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Randy Sohn   03/08/12 09:51 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Rick Durden   03/08/12 05:41 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Randy Sohn   03/08/12 06:16 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Gil Buettner [KAUW]   03/08/12 05:51 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Randy Sohn   03/08/12 06:27 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Richard Duxbury (Dux)   03/08/12 10:51 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo sreyoB yrraL   03/08/12 11:39 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Randy Sohn   03/08/12 11:00 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Bill Bridges - 9S1   03/07/12 10:28 PM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Randy Sohn   03/07/12 10:39 PM
. * * Swiss Twin-Bo Geoff Sjostrom - Chicago   03/05/12 10:52 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Andrew Niemyer -KDLH   03/05/12 11:32 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Andrew Niemyer -KDLH   03/05/12 09:53 AM
. * * Re: Swiss Twin-Bo Andrew Niemyer -KDLH   03/05/12 09:48 AM

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