It all boils down to which runway pilots use to take off and land on, says Wilmington International Airport Director of Operations Gary W. Broughton.
“Takeoff and landing traffic is based on the prevailing wind, as (airplanes) must take off and land into the wind,” Broughton says.
Pilots have the option of requesting a runway based on prevailing conditions, he adds.
“If a pilot requests a particular runway and conditions are favorable, the controller will approve his request,” Broughton says.
Date posted: December 15, 2009
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