Hello (again) Infinite Flight Community. Whenever I fly there is two different colores of runway numbers. Green and Red. What do the different Colours mean and do. Thanks :👍🏻
It’s the suggested runway you would use to take off or land. If everybode is on 1L, and that runway is red, just use 1L.
They represent the wind direction. Generally we would use the green runways but that is not always the case. On expert check ATIS for specifics.
Note: Red runway numbers does not mean the runway is closed.
What’s best to take of and land in
Green. If there are no Green colored runways, land on an orange colored runway.
Thanks that’s explained everything
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As I said above, if there is ATIS, follow that.
If no one is there, go for the green.
If there is traffic but no ATC, see this tutorial by Tim:
Planes do normally land and depart into the wind (with headwind). Nonetheless runway usage at airports can differ as landings and takeoffs can happen with a certain amount of tailwind (I believe 10 knots) as well.
As some airports use certain runway configurations during certain times (e.g. LSZH) I would recommend using a app such as Flightradar24 to figure out the correct runway to use if no ATC or ATIS is available. Also check out @lurker‘s post above.
as people have said, follow flow of traffic first. If there’s no one else prefer green runway. Of course if you are on emergency fuel, or if terrain is a problem, then its a different story.