Seeking advice from IFATC members

So when I first embarked on my career in PG, I enforced the wind rule very strictly.

02 means 02, if you taxi to 20, I don’t care about you.

But this time round when I returned, I decided to be more flexible and allow departures from the opposite runway as well - so long the wind and traffic conditions are perfect.

But what I would like to consult from IFATC members is whether convenience is better or regulations are better…

I won’t mind forcing everyone to taxi to 02 if the wind is favourable for 02 and vice versa for 20 but I know ground incursions will happen.

  • Convenience
  • Regulations

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Never allow departure from opposite ends of the runway. It’s the same as driving down the freeway going in the opposite direction.

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Perfect response

I take many factors into account when selecting the operating runways.

Favoured runways in terms of wind, runway length available, shortest taxi possible for departures and arrivals, real life usage.

A good example is YSSY. If 34’s are in use, I tend to send them to 07/25 as this is the closest runway to the parking areas and to get people in the air quickly. Arrivals on 34s logically.

EHAM is also a nice example. I use 24 and 18L for departures as these runways offer the shortest taxi route from most of the parking stands.

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Listen, it’s PG, they won’t do what you say anyway.

somebody had a idea to solve a problem like this, I just can’t remember who it was… Something about moderators

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