probably dumb question

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  1. Skyrys62

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    Was watching this Captmoonbeam video.

    He's assigned runway 2C
    At about 4:05 in the video he asks what the winds are.
    They are 310@6kt
    He then calls and asks for the longshot of getting runway 13
    Looking at the diagram below, why would he ask for 13 instead of 31?

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  2. Cooter

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    Didn’t have time to watch it but he may be going to Signature.
     
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    Probably this
     
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    Looks like he would have had a more direct/faster approach going to 13, and with a 6 kt tailwind & 11,000' of pavement, it was acceptable.
     
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    They tell him unable, probably due to traffic...but then he comments that the wind favors it. That's what got me wondering.
    Signature makes sense with the winds only at 6kt.
     
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    mondtster Pattern Altitude

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    I didn't watch the video but if the winds are light I'd consider asking for something similar if the requested runway was convenient for a straight in approach instead of spending time (and gas) flying a circuit in the traffic pattern or if it would minimize my taxi time.
     
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    He answers questions on his videos... why not just ask him? ;)
     
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    Good idea.
    I believe these guys answered perfectly though.
    Saw a different video just a few minutes ago, and at the end he did radio that he was headed for Signature.
    That does look like a lot of taxi/turns to get there lol so I think I'd ask for 13 also.
     
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    He didn't say the wind 'favors' it. He said the "wind 'works' for it"
     
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    Maybe he is dyslexic and mixed up the 13 and 31? Winds from 130 would have given him a direct head wind.
     
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    Lysdexia can be a problem
     
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    Nope, he was willing to accept a small direct tailwind on a huge runway to get a (nearly) straight-in approach.
     
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    5 out of 4 pilots are lysdexic....:rolleyes:

    Actually I thought he misread the script.
     
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    I'm sure there is something wrong with me... the SHORTEST runway in that diagram is 7700' and they are all 150' wide?

    Who gives a flip about the winds? Not much challenge.
     
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    Been there. Taxiing from Signature from 2C is a real pain in the ass. 13 would be much easier and with winds less than 6kts, the direction is hardly an important factor.
     
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    I used to say "there are no dumb questions."

    30 years later I've been forced to accept that I was wrong.
     
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    Slow learner?
     
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    There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
     
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    Yup me too. Except where Signature is was a different name, and another FBO down by where Atlantic is , which also had another name then. But that was 30 years ago. Seems like most of the country stars used the FBO where Signature is now.