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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 10:43
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757operator
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 72
RW24L in poor weather

At the moment 24R is closed at night for maintenance. If the weather is poor, it's supposed to be reopened so that the ILS can be used.

So how come I've had to do two approaches over the last few nights, both using RW24L VOR/DME in heavy rain and crosswind with the approach lights only appearing at "100 above" (550ft above the airport)?

In my airline, VOR approaches are commonplace but in many airlines they are unusual and such an approach under these conditions would have an unacceptably high risk.

Would someone from MAPlc or ATC care to comment, please?
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