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Old 12th Mar 2007, 22:18
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Amsterdam
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TB, I checked the AIP and I could find no reference anymore to the procedure where you use the ILS 22 to land on 24. Perhaps it was indeed removed as an official procedure for noise reasons. I don't know. It is true that the ILS 22 takes planes more or less over the center of Amsterdam. OTOH - in a storm who's going to hear an aircraft overhead at 2000'?

Another reason might indeed be that now that the Polderbaan (18R/36L) is open, this runway is favoured above all others due to noise pollution reasons - although I know quite a few people living near the 18R approach path that do not agree...

BTW at or about the same time the Polderbaan (18R/36L) was commissioned, the earths magnetic field apparently had shifted so much that they also renamed the other two N/S runways. We now have 18R/36L (Polderbaan), 18C/36C (Zwanenburgbaan), 18L/36R (Aalsmeerbaan), 06/24 (Kaagbaan), 09/27 (Buitenveldertbaan or Bulderbaan) and 04/22 (Schiphol Oost baan).
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