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Independant ATC units

Old 5th Nov 2011, 16:22
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Independant ATC units

I'm sure this has been asked before but i'm trying to get a list of the non NATS towers around the UK that have radar capability (not interested in the ADC/ADI only ones).

So far the list I can think of is this:
Glasgow Prestwick
Inverness, Wick, Stornoway etc. (HIAL Group)
Newcastle
Durham Tees Valley, Liverpool, Doncaster (Peel aviation)
Leeds Bradford
Manchester, Humberside, East Midlands, Bournemouth (MAG Group)
Coventry
Hawarden Chester
Oxford Kidlington
London Southend
Norwich
Newquay
Am I missing any?
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 16:53
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Cambridge, Exeter and Manston come to mind although a trawl through one of the flight guides or the AIP looking for units with dedicated radar frequencies might prove useful.
BTW Oxford doesn't have a radar yet although the project is well advanced.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 17:00
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Blackpool, Warton, Ronaldsway.
Jersey, Guernsey. Are you interested in military airfields too?
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Isn't Manchester NATS? Pretty sure it is
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 18:27
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Sir Herbert,
spot on. MAG own the airport, ATC courtesy of NATS, (NSL or something similar).
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 18:32
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The only HIAL airfield which has approach radar is Inverness ( some of the time)

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Old 5th Nov 2011, 20:11
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Belfast City and Southend.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 20:18
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Gloucester, Filton (though not for much longer)

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Old 5th Nov 2011, 21:25
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Cool

Southend South or Sheppey Island North. Hasn't been built by Boris yet, but no guarantees that it'll be run by gnats.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 21:29
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ATC Lasham.
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Old 6th Nov 2011, 07:51
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Do not forget Plymouth even if it is only open for another 7 weeks.

I am informed the oldest operational UK ATCO (not AFISO or air ground)
retired there last week aged 73.
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Old 6th Nov 2011, 08:06
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Originally Posted by trafficnotsighted
I am informed the oldest operational UK ATCO (not AFISO or air ground) retired there last week aged 73
No contest. My SATCO is 78, APS valid and, not only that, very current and capable.
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Old 6th Nov 2011, 08:56
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Anyone know if Ted Winstone is still operational? He must have been in his 70s when he was at Isles of Scilly.
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Old 6th Nov 2011, 10:48
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I last saw Ted in 1994 when we controlled together at Netheravon. I then left the UK, but heard on the grapevine he had been very ill soon after.
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Now THAT, really, is sad...
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Old 6th Nov 2011, 14:48
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Thank you all!
most useful and frankly less time than scanning the BINA page by page!!

Zooker...No need for mil airfields thanks, have more than enough knowledge on that front!!
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Old 6th Nov 2011, 14:52
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Don't think Scatsta has been mentioned yet.I think they do SRAs.
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Old 7th Nov 2011, 00:40
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261_p, if you're looking so you have an idea of where you can be employed as a civvy with an APS rating then don't bother counting gloucester or Scatsta as they only provide SRAs with their radar...just a thought...
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