preferred runway

preferred runway

At an uncontrolled aerodrome, the most suitable operational runway, taking into consideration wind direction and speed, noise abatement restrictions, runway conditions, ground traffic, and any other relevant factor or restriction.
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The general visibility on the main runway ( 28/ 11 which is the most preferred runway by airlines during the foggy days) was almost zero while the runway visibility was 75 metres.
Wind determines the preferred runway and only then does the runway selection let you decide on your preferred approach.
Depending on conditions, a pilot in the real stuff may also not even enjoy the option of the preferred runway; it's possible to hit the MDA, have one end of the airport in sight, have the required one mile of eyeball range--but have the preferred runway end, the wind-favored one, obscured.
Given the option, their company greatly preferred runways with working vertical approach guidance.

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