8th Sep 2004, 06:13
Does the the Northern Runway (08L/26R) at Gatwick have an ILS. I see it is being used this month as the main runway will be shut on some nights.
Just thinking about those foggy nights and diversions to LTN
8th Sep 2004, 06:29
No, no ILS on either 08L or 26R. The only approach procedure published for those runways is a 2 nm SRA.
11th Sep 2004, 20:29
Believe not possible to have ILS on LGW's Northern runway due insufficient space for the wider instrument runway strip/cleared and graded area.
R T Jones
13th Sep 2004, 15:49
if the other runway is closed at night then only smaller planes that make less noise can land on the 08L/26R and those smaller planes are easier to handle so an ILS is not as neccessery. Not that i have any flying experence but just from flight sim :)
Right Way Up
13th Sep 2004, 16:03
The Northern runway can and has had 747-400s land on it. The lack of ILS is probably down to the obstructions, and that mainly work is done during good weather. Unfortunately a few years back the start of the summer was awful and caused quite a few aircraft to divert.
15th Sep 2004, 12:35
We landed on 26R early this morning if anyone is interested, First time I've landed on 26R.
Astraeus AEU288 MLA - LGW G-STRC arrived just after 0400L