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Oakland International Airport Changes Runway Numbers
« on: October 21, 2013, 11:24:34 AM »
Those listening to KOAK may hear something unusual these days?
The old familiar South Field Runway 29 has been re-numbered to Runway 30.
North Field Runways 27L/R has been re-numbered as well to 28L/R
It's going to take some getting used to!
http://ww1.jeppesen.com/documents/aviation/notices-alerts/chart-alert/KOAK_10-9_1311_eChart_Alert.pdf


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Re: Oakland International Airport Changes Runway Numbers
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 09:14:00 AM »
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Re: Oakland International Airport Changes Runway Numbers
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 11:08:17 AM »
Thanks Ron! This is an interesting article that explains the change. Great find! :-D
Ken
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Re: Oakland International Airport Changes Runway Numbers
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 11:55:14 AM »
No problem Ken  :wink:

To be honest, I never even thought about the shifting of the Earth's magnetic field is being a reason for the change, but it does seem to make sense...

I hope you had a good Turkey Day!

Ron
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Re: Oakland International Airport Changes Runway Numbers
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 12:47:04 PM »
I like this sentence, "Pilots use the numbers to navigate, so it's critical that they be accurate."  I really do not think the actual runway numbers are "critical." Pilots care about the actual degrees, not the number designation.

For example at KORD; 9R, 9L, 10L, 10C are 93.2, 93.2, 93.1, 93.0 respectively. I sure the when 10R finally opens in a year or so, it will also be 93.1 or 93.0. All four and eventually all five runways are within two-tenths of a degree, but have number designations separated by ten degrees.
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Re: Oakland International Airport Changes Runway Numbers
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 01:54:47 PM »

Looks like KOAK isn't the only casualty of this. Numbers are changing at Orange County (KSNA) as well. They also explain it well:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/airport-537855-runway-degrees.html

Expect some charts and arrivals to change.

BL.

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Re: Oakland International Airport Changes Runway Numbers
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 11:43:55 AM »
Pilots care about the actual degrees, not the number designation.
Well, it does serve as a quick sanity check. Say you don't have some fancy FMS  with aurals like "Approaching runway two eight". Say you didn't have your morning cup of coffee, either.

If two (or more!) intersecting runways' thresholds are near each other, a quick look at your compass or the numbers painted on the runway will help confirm you've lined up for the runway for which you just received takeoff/landing clearance.