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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… it’s… oh, wait, it *is* a plane. Residents in Bangkok have been complaining about a sudden shocking increase in commercial planes buzzing low over their homes. Now they finally have an explanation for why they are seeing all these low planes – an airport direction change. The Aeronautical Radio of Thailand, the agency operating under the Ministry of Transport that is in charge of air traffic control in the country explained the surprising change in flight patterns. As it turns out, Thailand’s cold season has started, and with it, the direction of the […]

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I’m sorry, but this is an utterly ridiculous article. Airports change runways all the time. It’s totally dependant on the direction of the wind (planes land and take off in to wind). I have landed at both airports in both directions on many occasions. While it’s true an airport would tend to favour or use a particular runway due to prevailing wind direction and even local noise abatement rules. The suggestion that it changes in the same way you would change the clocks, is just plain wrong.


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