Runway color curiosity

Was just wondering. Sometimes the runways on the maps are different colors than the select buttons for communication. Any idea why that happens? For example a runway yellow on the map but when communicating to land it’s red?

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That’s because the ATC menu takes into account all winds; the map only takes into account winds above 3 or 4 knots. If winds were at 1 knot, then the ATC menu would show which runways are suitable (red/orange/green, depending on wind direction), while the map would show all of the runways as open (green). Not sure why this is done, but it’s not an error.


So the “buttons” should be the ones to go off of more?

If the ATC panel “buttons” show a runway as a certain color, then I’d usually go off that. All personal preference, though.


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