* Runway 25L should be used as the second priority departure runway during daytime hours if weather and traffic conditions allow. Runways 7R/7L are only listed as the second and third priority during daytime hours in recognition of air traffic considerations.
Air Traffic Control will issue a noise sensitive advisory message for departures from
Runways 7R/7L or Runway 14 during clearance deliver or ground control departure procedures 24 hrs/day when a pilot requests a noise sensitive runway different from the
ATC designated active runway.
Selection of the next preferential
runway is allowed under any of the following conditions:
1. If the runway is not clear and dry, i.e., it is adversely
affected by snow, slush, ice or water, or by mud, rubber, oil
or other substances.
2. When winds, including gusts, as recorded by airport wind sensors
a. crosswind components of 28 km/hour (15 knots), or
b. tailwind components of 9 km/hour (5 knots).
The wind parameters cited are used by the airport to determine compliance with the Preferential Runway Use Program. Under FAA regulations (FAR 91.3), the pilot in command is solely responsible for aircraft safety and the final decision on runway selection.
3. When windshear has been reported or forecast, or thunderstorms are expected to effect the departure or approach.
4. When the combined traffic levels at Elmendorf AFB and Ted Stevens Anchorage
International Airport result in excessive airfield traffic congestion and cause unacceptable departure delays.
5. Delay alone does not constitute a reason for pilots to request
a noise sensitive runway for departure.
6. When a preferred runway is closed for snow removal, construction,
maintenance, or other reasons, the next priority runway should
be used, if feasible, given air traffic and other considerations.
Runway 32 Extension Departure Policies:
Normally, only aircraft whose weight, stage length, or other
condition necessitate an extended length departure from the runway
32 departure end may request the extension.
Aircraft requiring an extended departure will notify ATC prior
Knik Four Departure:
Runway 7R/7L Knik Four departure is not available for use during
nighttime hours. The FAA Air Traffic Control Tower shall not initiate
this flight path during these hours.
Thrust Cut Back Procedures:
The designated Noise Abatement Departure Profiles (NADPs) for departures from Runways 7R/7L or 14 are the FAA Close-in NADP or ICAO Procedure 1 NADP. All turbojet/ turbofan aircraft should employ either of these NADPs on departure from Runways 7R/ 7L or 14 when safety permits.
Engine Runup Policies and Procedures:
Only engine runs at idle are allowed on the ramp areas. Idle engine runs during nighttime hours (2200-0700) require notification of Airport Operations at 266-2600.
Engine run-ups (above idle) are not permitted on any apron or ramp area.
Engine run-ups are permitted only at the designated engine run-up locations.
Engine run-ups during nighttime hours are restricted to those aircraft that are hard
scheduled for a flight prior to 0800 local time. Every effort should be made to avoid
engine run-ups during quiet hours. Any violation of engine run-up policies during
quiet hours will result in the aircraft being directed back to the parking apron with
no further engine runs authorized until after 0700.
Run-ups during nighttime hours must be done in accordance with the following procedures.
1. The airline requiring the run-up must request prior approval
from the Airport Operations Officer on duty (phone 266-2600).
Approval will not be granted for run-ups in progress.
2. The airline must provide Airport Operations the following
Prior to run-up:
- aircraft type
- aircraft tail number
- expected power settings
- power setting
- flight number and departure time
At completion run-up:
- run-up start time
- aircraft orientation (heading used)
- actual run-up power setting
3. Upon approval. Taxiways Juliet and Quebec must be utilized as described above.
Any variance in compass heading must be coordinated with Airport Operations.
Training Flight Operations:
Touch and go and other training operations are allowed contingent upon traffic conditions.Training operations should use the following guidelines.
a. Training operations should not occur during nighttime hours. (Mon-Fri/2200-0600)(Sat-Sun/2200-0800)
b. Circle to land training maneuvers should minimize noise exposure to residential
areas south and east of the airport by using an approach to RUnway 7R/7L and circleto Runway 32.