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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : den|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 100
|Controlling Facilities||tower : den|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 3000
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : unspecified|
I have recently encountered a practice at stapleton airport that surprised me, and one I feel is a violation of good safety practice. I was landing on runway 26L while 2 aircraft were taking off on 08. One was airborne before we touched down and the other began his takeoff roll about the time we were touching down. 6 days later, while we were waiting for takeoff (35L acn right were in use for departure), den tower cleared an aircraft to land on runway 18. I might add that den tower was giving runway 35L departures a heading of 340 degrees after lift off. Somehow, I recall the statement, 'ya'll be careful out there!'
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR PLT OBJECTS TO OPPOSITE DIRECTION LNDGS AND TKOFS ON PARALLEL RWYS. CITES 2 OCCURRENCES.
Narrative: I HAVE RECENTLY ENCOUNTERED A PRACTICE AT STAPLETON ARPT THAT SURPRISED ME, AND ONE I FEEL IS A VIOLATION OF GOOD SAFETY PRACTICE. I WAS LNDG ON RWY 26L WHILE 2 ACFT WERE TAKING OFF ON 08. ONE WAS AIRBORNE BEFORE WE TOUCHED DOWN AND THE OTHER BEGAN HIS TKOF ROLL ABOUT THE TIME WE WERE TOUCHING DOWN. 6 DAYS LATER, WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR TKOF (35L ACN R WERE IN USE FOR DEP), DEN TWR CLRED AN ACFT TO LAND ON RWY 18. I MIGHT ADD THAT DEN TWR WAS GIVING RWY 35L DEPS A HDG OF 340 DEGS AFTER LIFT OFF. SOMEHOW, I RECALL THE STATEMENT, 'YA'LL BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!'
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.