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Re: [OM] Peak Air

Subject: Re: [OM] Peak Air
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 9 May 2020 18:56:50 +0100
Yes, that looks daunting, Ken.  I’d not want to mix it with the heavy stuff 
arriving and departing at that rate.  Wake turbulence must pose a frequent risk.

Chris

> On 8 May 2020, at 21:07, Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> It's really a fantastic time to be a plane spotter here in Alaska. Ted
> Stevens International Airport has become the busiest airport in the
> world thanks to passenger traffic collapsing everywhere else and the
> need for cargo flights at an all time high. The string of jumbo jet
> freighters coming through here reminds me of flying through Kennedy
> (New York) back in the '90s when you could get a string of 747s lined
> up on the taxiway for the entire length of the runway. Most of the
> east-bounds pass over our house, and for the most part, all of them
> are at max take-off weight.
> 
> If you want to take pictures of airplanes, no matter what size, shape
> or speed, you'll find them here. I was just looking at the Anchorage
> terminal chart, and there is an ominous note that will strike fear
> into the hearts of every general aviation pilot:
> 
> CAUTION: HEAVY VFR TRAFFIC WITHIN THE MERRILL CLASS D WITH PEAK
> OPERATIONS 150/200 MOVEMENTS PER HOUR
> 
> Merrill Field - PAMR
> 
> To put this into perspective, that's only slightly behind Oshkosh
> "AirVenture". PAMR runs simultaneous right-hand and left-hand patterns
> with three different base-legs each. During heavy operations there are
> two aircraft on the runway at the same time. Insanity.
> 
> But for a photographer, Hooooo Waaaa!

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