A380 a large Aircarft for SAN? (KSAN)

So this happend a few weeks ago, I landed my 380 into KSAN and the tower said nothing (Mind you, this is PG) But when I changed to ground, the controller said to me. “Aircarft too large for this airport

Even though I go to KSAN everyday in a 380 -_- Who’s right?

  • Ground is correct
  • Tower is correct
  • Niether (Tell me :D)

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Thanks for reading :D
-EX89FD

KSAN is a Bravo Airport - Bravos and Charlies allow big jets like the A380. Delta Airports prohibit them.

Ksan is bravo, it can handle big planes!

Thanks DJ, I can always rely on you xD

Thank you Jatt :D

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Allowed in IF but not IRL :)

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If you approach correctly, you can do it :D, with loads of runway left.

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A380 (filler)

Is it just me or a 747 landing is never smooth…

Really ? ?

Don’t go too off-topic here Dan :)

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But it never is! Ok back to the topic :D

Yep. The runway is actually slightly longer than TNCM 10. Might barely make it only

True, A380 does take time to slow down.

Thanks for that ((:

In the real world the the A380 can only operate in very limited airports, so would be unrealistic to operate it at KSAN.

Quoted from Flight International, the following airports can operate A380 :

(A) By 2006-2007 :
Abu Dhabi
Auckland
Bangkok
Frankfurt
Hong Kong
Kuala Lumpur
London Gatwick
London Heathow
Los Angeles
Melbourne
New York Kennedy
Paris CDG
San Francisco
Seoul Incheon
Singapore
Sydney
Tokoy Nartia

(B) By 2008-2009 :
Amsterdam
Anchorage
Beijing
Brisbane
Chicago O’Hare
Doha
Indianapolis
Jakarta
Jeddah
Johannesburg
Karachi
Manchester
Manila
Memphis
Miami
Mumbai
Munich
New Delhi
Osaka
Shanghai
Toronto
Washington Dulles

The list found the following interesting facts :

  1. No cities in Mainland China can operate A380 before 2008.
  2. Only 2 cities (Tokyo & Osaka) can opeate A380 by 2009.
  3. before 2008, if a A380 flying to Sydney but need diversion, the only choice is Auckland, and vice versa
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As elucidated distinctly in this list …it solely depends more on whether the airport has added the sufficient infrastructure to handle it’s proper operation …so then about 95% plus of the world’s airports …and at least 70% of the major airports are still too ill equipped to deal with them on a regular basis

What about Madrid and Barcelona?