I have a question regarding this controllers decision to make runway 25 the arrival and departing airport wind is 080 @8kts I just want to know how this controller got a approved! it is basic knowledge that you always depart and land into the wind
That’s @Declan_O an very experience controller. It’s controllers choice on which runways are in use.
Winds are 8 knots. Unless they are 10knots+, it shouldn’t be an issue.
Also, since Barcelona is packed, runway changes are very difficult to execute so most of the time they are stuck.
runway changes can be difficult in IF therefore we dont change the active runway unless the wind exceeds 10kts
@Declan_O is a very experienced controller who is a recruiter for IFATC and a moderator here on the forum.
The runway is at the controllers discretion, anything under ten knots shouldn’t be an issue and besides, runway changes are difficult to manage too.
Sometimes I wonder how I got approved as well… but in all seriousness, we only complete runway changes when the wind is more than 10kts tailwind component.