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BFI Runway Number Change
« on: August 11, 2017, 05:48:39 PM »
I was just informed that on Thursday the 17th BFI will be changing the runway numbers to 14/32.  That might be challenging for people like me that have been dealing with 13/31 forever,.. but I suppose it will reduce confusion in the long run.

They didn't say if this was due to magnetic changes or if it was to reduce confusion.

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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 08:14:34 PM »
The KBFI airport diagram shows magnetic headings of the runways are 134.1˚/314.1˚, as of January 2015.  Annual rate of change is 0.1˚ W, meaning the magnetic headings are increasing; i.e., getting closer to true. 

Airnav, though, says both runways are 135˚/315˚ magnetic.

And both the ILS and RNAV final approach courses are published at 130˚ magnetic.

Go figure.

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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 08:38:37 PM »
Yeah, it's gonna take a while for this to sink in and become second nature.

Ultimately a better set of numbers (for those who tend to jumble them), easier to keep separate at least verbally.
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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:23:49 AM »
I had this issue at Felts in Spokane.  Yes, it took awhile to get used to it.

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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 07:14:14 PM »
I was at the museum of flight today as a docent.  They have started the change.  B-9 taxi way was closed due to wet paint of the numbers on the pavement.  The runway was not yet painted. 
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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 03:48:00 PM »
Just a few years ago they renumbered the runways at Hillsboro (second busiest airport in Oregon) and The Dalles. I'm sure you guys can handle it.

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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 06:56:21 AM »
News is starting to report on this.  PAE, BFI etc. are updating numbers.

BVS did a couple of years back.
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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 08:40:07 AM »
First I've heard of Paine Field changing runway numbers.
Nothing on the internet about it-- when is that taking effect?
FWIW:
Jefferson County changed from 8/26 to 9/27 a number of years ago.
Harvey Field changed a few years ago also, 14/32 to 15/33,
as did Bremerton 1/19 to 2/20.
Interestingly enough, Skagit KBVS changed the numbers on the crosswind runway from 3/21 to 4/22 a number of years ago,
but left the main runway alone. Then a few years later they changed it also, 10/28 to 11/29.



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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 08:44:33 AM »
Oops, no PAE, just BFI, my bad.

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/pilots-check-your-bearings-boeing-field-catches-up-with-earths-magnetic-field/

I wasn't flying when BVS changed the crosswind runway, but was when they changed 10/28 to 11/29.  Took a bit for everyone to get.
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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 09:30:03 AM »
Runway number changes are announced by NOTAM, which I 'm sure everyone reads before flying. Right?

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Re: BFI Runway Number Change
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2017, 07:15:29 AM »
Hell, I can't even remember what I had for supper last night--
new runway numbers don't have a chance.