View Full Version : Pandamonium at ABZ!!

24th Jun 2004, 13:09
Aberdeen ILS been out all day and airfield IFR, anyone travelling to or from ABZ expect major delays.

Engine overtemp
24th Jun 2004, 13:31
TAF EGPD 241157Z 241322 33017G28KT 8000 -RA SCT005 BKN010 TEMPO 1317 3000 RA BKN004 BECMG 1922 9999 NSW=

Minima for NDB/DME 34 MDA( H) 1139 (915) / 1400m

25th Jun 2004, 15:50
I reckon I'd get in on an ambulance flight OK (but carrying an alternate). VFR over the ocean is do-able apart from the TEMPO period where it would depend on just how 'broken' the cloud is.

Can't remember - isn't there a LOC/DME approach? Is the ILS out because of GS or LOC availability?

25th Jun 2004, 17:36
Saw engineers workin on the localiser aerial. Came back online round 4pm thurs I think. Some helicopters were getting in, no fixed wing for a few hours, on SRA when they could. There were problems a few weeks ago too when there were big oscilations on the localiser I think, on one of the runways, so taken offline. Again, cloud below minima but they flew ILS to opposite runway with 10kt tailwind.