SAPR2 (Simultaneous Approaches to Parallel Runways) - "Final Vectors One" 125.4 runs 26. "Final Vectors Two" runs 27L. This operation mimics PRM, it was created because the PRM has been OTS since March due to software problems. In normal West Ops, Final Vectors Two runs the 35 Final. They created the SAPR2 back around April/May and I remember they actually ran it for like 8 days straight. It died off a bit during the summer. It's since came back to life during the fall. And they run it about 1-2 times a week. I tried to get 32.67 added along with 125.12 (South High) and 126.07 (North High) but it's hard for Sean to get into the PHL offices to change anything. Someone just asked me about this operation so I'll copy and paste what I told them:
"It's a little operation that they have been using since about May 05' called the SAPR2 (Simultaneous Approaches to Parallel Runways). Basically it's departing 27R and 35 at Kilo. Arrivals 26 and 27L. It mimics the PRM operation, since the PRM has been OTS since March 05' due to some software issues. Back about 2-3 years ago they ran what was called SAPR now SAPR1 and that was arrivals to 26, 27R and 27L and departures off 27R if I remember correctly, for some reason that operation died out. I guess when Micheal Wagner (PHL ATM/ Ex - EWR ATM) came in, he didn't like it. I'll try to find a photo back then when you could see three planes staggered for 26, 27R and 27L."
"They have been toying with running it in different arrival/departure pushes. It's a pain for them to switch back to normal ops because you have to take all those planes waiting at 27R on Sierra and Hotel back around to 27L and try to get those remaining departures out in between the "normal flow" 27R arrivals. They use it mainly on weekends, or atleast once a week. I remember back in May when it was new, they ran it like 10 days straight, from 11 to 9 or so. Last time "I saw" them use it was October 17th and they ran it from about 1:30pm to 7:30pm. Take a look at some A.net photos, you can see we have some shots on there of aircraft lined up at 27R or taking postion."