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Old 15th Sep 2013, 15:12
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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Some people have also asked if this accident would have been prevented if Sumburgh had a full ILS system. This question has never really been answered?

I know weather delays frustrate the bears, and I guess the pilots too, and cost the companies a lot of money, and make hotels and bars in Aberdeen a vast amount of money.

Would ILS (or the more modern alternatives MLS and upcoming Satellite systems?) be a huge benefit, and reduce delays and therefore costs and pay for themselves over time? I know we will never (hopefully) have ILS for landing offshore, but often the Shetlands are fogged in and the offshore rigs are clear?

I have landed ILS in Aberdeen on helicopters (EC225 not sure about earlier models) and it seems fine - fine for fixed wing so should be OK for helicopters? Can you land ILS with lower height for visibilty than non ILS on a chopper - I am sure you can in fixed wing?
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