It always annoys me to see this, when on live the atc uses both runways. That’s not how it works. Whilst Gatwick does indeed have two runways, 08L and 26R, this runway is actually used as an emergency runway, so when 08R and 26L are either being maintained or have a problem. There isn’t enough separation to use the runways together.
The runway is used as a taxiway.
- So, atc: Don’t land aircraft on 08L and 26R, because it’s only used as an emergency runway. Don’t take aircraft off on 08L and 26R either.
- Pilots: Don’t land on 08L or 26R.