Parallel runways in California allow planes to take off and land side by side

10/05/2018

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This airport is one of a few airports that allows planes to take off and land side by side.

The video that Naijauto.com will show you below is of the two planes (One the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-28E/ER and the other the United Airlines Boeing 757-224) that landing side by side to the runways at San Francisco International Airport in California.

Two planes landing side by side onto the parellel runways

The San Francisco international airport allows planes to take off and land side by side

With the construction of the parallel runways, this airport is one of a few airports that allows planes to take off and land side by side.

The airport has 4 runway configurations including the 1L and 1R parallel runways for taking off and the 28L and 28R for landing.

Video: 4K | Parallel Landing at San Francisco Airport

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Two planes landing side by side onto the parellel runways of San Francisco International Airport

The airport has 4 runway configurations including the 1L and 1R parallel runways for taking off and the 28L and 28R for landing

Two planes landing side by side onto the parellel runways in California

This airport is one of a few airports that allows planes to take off and land side by side

This is a high challenge to any air traffic controller, so the recruitment of those ATCs is highly strict and demanding. Along with highly-qualified ATCs, state-of-the-art technology (Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approach and Precision Runway Monitor) must be effectively working so that at its peak hours, the airport can deal with 50 departures and 54 landings.

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