IVAO-NL runway system

This system is mandatory to follow. For EHAM runways are selected based on real runway usage as described below, for the airports EHRD, EHGG, EHEH and EHBK the runway is selected based on METAR wind and shown on the bottom of the page.

It is the tower controllers responsibility to select the runway(s) to be used and inform the other controllers of this. In absence of the tower controller runway(s) to be used are selected in order by:
  1. approach,
  2. radar
  3. ground
  4. delivery.

Runway selection


If the Real runway configuration indicates only two runways (one departure, one arrival) those runways shall be used on IVAO. With 22/04 used as runway for the General aviation.

If there is a inbound or outbound peak, you can chose to open a second arrival or departure runway.

Schiphol real life runway use can be found here:

Runway preferential system

Outbound: 36L, 24, 36C, 18L, 18C, 09
Inbound: 06, 18R, 36R, 18C, 36C, 27, 22

*Note chose with the best wind

Runway combinations

Arrival combinations
18R + 18C
36R + 06
36C + 36R
Departure combinations
24 + 18L
18L + 18C
36L + 36C

IMPORTANT: This is a runway suggestion. For real life runway use check the link above.

IMPORTANT: If runway 06 and/or 36R at Schiphol are in use, runway 06 should also be used at Rotterdam