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Old 1st June 2023, 08:26 PM
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Default Takeoffs and landings.

I was at Botany Bay on Sunday, around 1pm when I noticed an unusual occurrence regarding takeoff and landing directions.
The inbound flights were landing on runway 34L, after coming in over Botany Bay. There were also planes taking off on the third runway, 16L, also over Botany Bay, and banking left shortly after takeoff to ensure a good distance from the incoming flights on the main runway.
There were calm wind conditions at the time, so it wouldn't be a problem for the planes, but I have never seen this happen before.
Has anybody else ever witnessed this?
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Old 1st June 2023, 09:50 PM
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SODROPS, quite common on weekends
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Old 2nd June 2023, 12:48 PM
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Maybe "noise abatement" to keep the locals happy
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Old 2nd June 2023, 01:41 PM
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SODROPS, quite common on weekends
Exactly. Light breeze, means that departures over the eastern suburbs on 34R can be avoided.
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Old 2nd June 2023, 11:00 PM
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SODROPS - Simultaneous Opposite Direction Runway OPerationS
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Old 3rd June 2023, 09:34 AM
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Not to be picky, but to be picky I believe its its SODPROPS
P for Parallel
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Old 3rd June 2023, 10:32 AM
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Thanks Tristan. Got to be accurate as it doesn't make much sense without the word Parallel in there.
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Old 3rd June 2023, 06:58 PM
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Thanks for the answers everybody. By the way, what is the best way to post photo's on this sight. It's been ages since I have done so, and copy and paste didn't do it, so what is the norm these days? Thanks in advance.

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Old 4th June 2023, 12:28 PM
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Use the insert image function, or some link to their flickr pages (thanks Lloyd!)
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Old 14th June 2023, 05:19 PM
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Thanks for the answers everybody. By the way, what is the best way to post photo's on this sight. It's been ages since I have done so, and copy and paste didn't do it, so what is the norm these days? Thanks in advance.
Yes, there are some "icons" above the white text box (where I am typing right now) when you post comments here. These icons include things like 'Insert Link' or 'Insert Image'. Use the Insert Image tab.
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