The Complete SWA Calm Wind Runway List!
Albany - KALB
wind 5 knots or less, use runway 1. All other times, select a runway most aligned with the wind.
Albuquerque - KABQ
Arrive & Depart runway 8.
Amarillo - KAMA
wind 5 knots or less, runway 4.
Austin - KAUS
wind 5 knots or less, runway 17R, 17L.
Baltimore - KBWI
Wind 5 knots or less, Arrive 33L, Depart 28.
Wind 5 knots or more 041-220 degrees clockwise, Arrive 10, Depart 15R.
Birmingham - KBHM
ZTL actually told me that KBHM has no calm wind procedures, and to just pick the runway most aligned with the wind.
Boise - KBOI
Boston - KBOS
wind 5 knots or less, Arrive 04L, and 04R. Depart runway 9. 0000-0600 local, Arrive 33L, and Depart 15R.
Buffalo - KBUF
wind 8 knots or less, runway 23.
Burbank - KBUR
Arrive ILS runway 8, Depart runway 15.
Chicago Midway - KMDW
Depart 22L, Arrive 31C.
Cleveland - KCLE
24L, 06R. Wind must be 8+ knotts to use 06R.
Colombus - KCMH
wind 10 knots or less, 28L, 28R. All other times, use the runway most closely aligned with the wind.
Corpus Christi - KCRP
Arrive 13, Depart 17.
Dallas LUV - KDAL
wind 5 knots or less, 13L, 13R.
Denver - KDEN
(South calm) = wind 13 knots or LESS from 080-260 degress clockwise, Arrive 16L, 16R, 17L, 17R. Depart 8, 25, and 17R.
(North calm) = wind 13 knots or LESS from 260-080 degrees clockwise, Arrive 35L, 35R, 34L, 34R. Depart 8, 25, 34R, and 35L.
(West calm) = wind 14 knots or MORE from 220-300 degrees clockwise, Arrive 26, 25. Depart 25, and 26.
(East calm) = wind 14 knots or MORE 050-120 degrees clockwise, Arrive 7, 8. Depart 7, and 8.
Detroit - KDTW
22L, 22R, 21L.
El Paso - KELP
Southeast flow: Arrive 22. Depart 22, 8L, and 8R.
Ft. Lauderdale - KFLL
wind 5 knots or less, 9L, 9R.
Ft. Myers - KRSW
wind 5 knots or less, runway 6.
Harlingen - KHRL
Hartford - KBDL
wind 5 knots or less, runways 6, and 33. All other times, select the runway most closely aligned with the winds.
Houston Hobby - KHOU
Runways 12L, 12R.
Indianapolis - KIND
Runways 23L, 23R when winds are below 12 knots.
Jackson - KJAN
wind 4 knots or less, 34L, 34R.
Jacksonville - KJAX
Kansas City - KMCI
Runways 19L, 19R.
LaGuardia - KLGA
Arrive runway 22, Depart runway 31.
Las Vegas - KLAS
Arrive 25L, 19R. Depart 25R, 19L.
Little Rock - KLIT
Runways 4L, and 4R.
Long Island Mac Arthur - KISP
Arrive/Depart runway 24.
Los Angeles - KLAX
wind 10 knots or less, Arrive 25L, and 24R. Depart 25R, and 24L. When winds are consistently 10 knots or greater to the east, LAX goes into East ops. 6's and 7's. 0000-0700 local = 25L closed. 25R is Departures, 06R is ILS/visual approaches. 06L is closed.
Louisville - KSDF
17L, and 17R unless crosswind is greater than 15 knots, or tailwind greater than 12 knots.
2200-0700 local, the noise abatement procedures come into effect. Arrive 35R, Depart 17R.
Lubbock - KLBB
wind 5 knots or less, Runway 17R.
Manchester - KMHT
wind 5 knots or less, runway 35.
Midland-Odessa - KMAF
wind 5 knots or less, Arrive/Depart runways 16L, and 16R.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - KMSP
0600-1500 local, Arrive runway 30L, 30R. Depart 17.
1501-2330 local, Arrive runway 12L, 12R. Depart 17.
**NOTAM** After 1800 local, all Departures off runway 17 are ceased.
After 2330 local, Runway selection depends on traffic demands/Weather.
12R/30L – primary runway, parallel runway; used for all operations 24 hrs a day
12L/30R – parallel runway; displaced threshold on 30R; used for all operations, but is secondary runway
17/35 – secondary runway, operationally restricted: 17 depart only/35 arrive only unless NOTAM modifies operation
22/4 – crosswind runway, operationally restricted: prior permission and approval required for departures; arrival traffic only allowed during periods of extreme meteorological necessity; used for taxi operations all other times
-KMSP does utilize a noise abatement flow when winds are less than 6 knots.
From 0600 LCL to 1500 LCL a “Land 30” flow is observed, with departures augmented by 17. From 1501 to 2330 a “Land 12” flow is observed. Departures
off 17 are ceased after 1800 LCL. After 2330 LCL, runway selection is dependent on traffic demands, however ATC will endeavor to Depart 12’s and Land 30’s.
**WIND 6 KNOTS OR MORE**
030 – 209 degrees Land12L-12R / Depart 17-12L-12R
210 – 029 degrees Land 30R-30L / Depart 30R-30-L35
**RWY 17/35 stripulations**
Runway 17 will be used for departures only, and only with wind direction 130 to 210. Some other considerations:
> For departures off 17 when “LAND 30” configuration is in place, ceiling and visibility must be greater than VMC minima (i.e. better than 1000’ and 3SM)
> For arrivals on 35, IAP minima must be observed and have requirements met for all three landing surfaces (30L/30R/35).
> When simultaneous operations are in effect on 35 and any other “LAND 30” runway, “CONVERGING” approach minima will apply for all active runways in use.
General Mitchell/Milwaukee - KMKE
wind 5 knots or less, runway 01L.
Nashville - KBNA
Runways 20L, 20C, 20R.
New Orleans - KMSY
Arrive 10, Depart 19.
Norfolk - KORF
wind 5 knots or less, runway 23.
Oakland - KOAK
wind 10 knots or less, runway 29.
Oklahoma City - KOKC
wind 5 knots or less, runways 17L, and 17R.
Omaha - KOMA
When winds at KOMA are calm, you should use runway 36 as a designated calm wind runway unless a pilot requests a different runway. When winds are below 6 knots, select a landing configuration of either 32L/32R/36 or 14R/14L/18 depending on which way the winds favor.
Ontario - KONT
wind 15 knots or less, Arrive 26L, and Depart 26R. Wind 15 knots or more to the east, Arrive 08R, and Depart 08L. 2200-0700 local, Ontario goes into noise abatement procedures. For noise abatement procedures, Arriving runways 26L, and 26R. Departing runways 08L, and 08R.
Orange County - KSNA
winds 10 knots or less, Land/Depart 19L, and 19R. When winds are consistently greater then 10 knots to the north, Arrive/Depart runways 1L, and 1R.
Orlando - KMCO
Runways 17L, 17R, 18L, and 18R.
Panama City Beach - KECP
ZJX informed me that they have yet to specify a calm wind runway for KECP. Arrive/Depart with the runway most aligned with the wind.
Philadelphia - KPHL
wind 3 knots or less, Arrive 27R, and Depart 27L.
Phoenix - KPHX
wind 7 knots or less, Arrive 25L, and 26. Depart 25R, and 26. Wind 7 knots or more, Arrive 8, and 07R. Depart 8, and 07L.
Pittsburgh - KPIT
wind 8 knots or less, Arrive 28L and 28R. Depart 28C, and 28R. Wind 8 knotts or more, Arrive 10L, and 10R. Depart 10L, and 10C. If the winds favor 32, you may land on runway 32. However, Never land on runway 14. Runway 14 is only used for Departures.
Portland - KPDX
(West ops) = wind 5 knots or more, and the wind is 189-010 degrees clockwise, Arrive/Depart 28L, and 28R.
(East/normal ops) = Wind 5 knots or less, Arrive/Depart 10L, and 10R.
Runway 21/3 may be used if traffic and/or weather permits.
Providence - KPVD
Runways 5, and 23. **Use runway 5 when weather is below CAT 1 minimuns.
Raleigh Durham - KRDU
wind 5 knots or less, Arrive/Depart runways 23L, and 23R.
Reno - KRNO
Wind 10 knots or less from any direction, use runways 16L, and 16R.
Sacramento - KSMF
wind 7 knots or less, Arrive/Depart runway 16L, and 16R. When winds are 251-070 degrees clockwise and 7 knots or greater, Land/Depart 34L, and 34R.
Salt Lake City - KSLC
Wind 10 knots or less, Runways 16L, 16R, and 17.
San Antonio - KSAT
Runway 12L, and 12R.
San Diego - KSAN
Wind 10 knots or less, Arrive/Depart runway 27. Wind 10 knots or more, Land/Depart runway 9.
San Francisco - KSFO
Arrive/Depart runways 28L, and 28R. Depart 01L, and 01R.
San Jose - KSJC
wind 10 knots or less, Arrive 30L, Depart 30R. Wind 10 knots or more, Arrive 12R, Depart 12L.
Seattle/Tacoma - KSEA
Wind 5 knots or less, Runways 16L, 16C, and 16R. Wind 5 knotts or more to the north, Runways 34L, 34C, and 34R.
Spokane - KGEG
wind over 10 knots on a heading of 300-119 degrees clockwise, use runway 3. Wind 10 knots or less, use runway 21. If the winds are over 15 knots and favoring either runway 7/25, you may use those runways at your discretion.
St. Louis - KSTL
Runways 30L, 30R, and 29.
Tampa Bay - KTPA
wind 5 knots or less, runways 36L, and 36R.
Tuscon - KTUS
Arrive ILS runway 11L. Depart 11L.
Tulsa - KTUL
Runways 18L, and 18R.
Washington Dulles - KIAD
Wind 5 knots or less, Arrive 19L, 19C, and 19R. Depart runway 30.
West palm beach - KPBI
wind 5 knots or less, runway 09L.