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Sky Conductor
3rd Oct 2008, 11:52
Whats going on with the Manchester TMA..everything delayed! Equipment?

Le Bob
3rd Oct 2008, 16:38
Due to a fire alarm the lower floors of the tower at Manchester were evacuated which included the TMA people. False alarm and all seemed back to normal after about 20 mins.

3rd Oct 2008, 18:26
It's happened twice during one shift pattern. It's SOP to evacuate none essential personell, [people on a break] and to stop deps from parent a/fs [and Manch, of course] in case of a "Full Evac".
Hope this helps

3rd Oct 2008, 19:28
Yeah we were the last aircraft to land before the approach controllers scarpered from the building - we were told that in the event of a missed approach we would need to fly a visual circuit due to no radar! Unfortunately the aircraft in front of us vacated promptly so we were denied the opportunity ;) by the time we had taxxied in the alarm seemed to be over.

Mercenary Pilot
3rd Oct 2008, 20:48
Didn't this happen a couple of weeks ago too? :confused:

3rd Oct 2008, 20:48
Ah Penworth, missed an opportunity there. Still it was a nice landing. No base jumping required.

3rd Oct 2008, 21:26
Allegedly, The Red Barron was amongst the evacuees :}:}!