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Dual runways - how to use simultaneously?

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Dear all,living near EDDF, my most beloved flightplan goes to LEPA, a 2-hours-jump with good visual scenery etc.Having spent some time at both airports in real life, I wondered...Both airports have (at least) dual parallel runways (okay, actually both have 3). With AFCAD, I can assign one rwy each for departure and one for takeoff - does not work for LEPA for whatever reason but at EDDF no problem so far.But, ATC still seems to handle both runways as one - one aircraft can only land on one runway if the OTHER one is clear as well... that differs a lot from spotted real-world ops (especially at FRA, where You often can see a takeoff while another aircraft is on VERY short final to the other rwy, less than 200m out.So, my question: is it possible to assign different towers to different runways WITHOUT creating overlays?Thanks for any idea how to solve it,Torsten

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Hi,The runways have to be within 5 degrees of each other (approx.) to be considered parallel by FS. Otherwise they are chosen separately.I have not had the problem of the interacting runways - all mine are completely separate for landings and takeoffs. Make sure that there are red hold short nodes at every runway exit or you will have problems. I have two planes land on the two runways almost simultaneously all the time.You can add another tower simply by adding another tower frequency in AFCAD. I don't know how FS assigns them to runways - perhaps from the top to the bottom of the list.Hope this helps,--Tom GibsonCal Classic Propliner Page: http://www.calclassic.comFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.comDrop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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Hi Tom,I updated Orlando Intl (KMCO) with the new RW17L/35R and renumbered RW17/35 to RW17R/35L. KMCO also has two other parallel runways 18L/36R and 18R/36L. The two sets of runways are on opposite sides of the airport.Most of the time ATC directs the landing aircraft to the outside runways but on occasion, it will direct an aircraft to one of the inside runways. I would like to exploit this if there is some way to control thus eliminating more go arounds.I don't know what seems to cause this change but it happens. Have you experienced this at any of your airports with parallel runways?W. Sieffert

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Hi,I don't typically fly into airports with more than two parallel runways, so I don't see that situation very often. When I have seen a plane land on an inner runway, it seemed that they arrived from exactly the runways's heading (or exactly opposite), but I cannot confirm this. This would match FS's apparent logic of sending aircraft to the closest runway to the plane's approach. Let us know what you find, though.Take care,--Tom GibsonCal Classic Propliner Page: http://www.calclassic.comFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.comDrop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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