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UK EG-U zones

Old 10th Jun 2014, 11:12
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UK EG-U zones

I 'm planning a VFR trip from the continent to UK .
Can somebody remember me what are the numerous EG-U zones on the map . I'm very familar with -P or -D or -R zones , but not with -U zones.

Thanks a lot
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Old 10th Jun 2014, 22:04
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Sorry, don't know the answer and I'm not familiar with the designation - where (and on which chart) are you seeing them?
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Old 10th Jun 2014, 22:06
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Could they be Gas Venting Stations (GVS?)
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 08:48
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As mentioned above we will need to know which charts your looking at and where you are planning to cross and then might be able to help.
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 13:21
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Is this what you're looking for. Might confuse you even more though.

Initial thought was a legalisation of the EG lists
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Old 23rd Jun 2014, 08:28
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Thanks for your replies , sorry to be late to see it, was too busy flying holiday charters

I saw those EGU zones on the free VFR chart , e.g. south and SW of Manston you have ' EGU-WALDERSHA' 'EGU-HARRINGE' and also 'EGU-BONNINGTON' , .. EGERTON, ..LINTON '

Not an official denomination ? or covering ultralight or small glider fields ?

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Old 24th Jun 2014, 12:30
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They appear to be Aerial Sporting and Recreational Activities listed in [URL="[/URL]. Never come across the EGU prefix before though.
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Old 24th Jun 2014, 13:58
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Certainly Parham (SW of Gatwick) is a very active gliding site.
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Old 24th Jun 2014, 14:05
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SkyVector was initially an American tool. A few years ago they expanded to the rest of the world. As a result, some things like airspace designations utilize the American format, if you can call it that in the cross-applied sense.

The issue arises from the fact that for the most part, most of the world uses the first two letters of the country/FIR code, plus A,D,P,R,etc, to designate an airspace to be wary of. EG D001, EG R313, etc. The American format is just the designator R-2515, W-289W, etc.

When you combine them, you get some truly weird stuff. For the most part it's decipherable, but at times it isn't.

Have a look here. MTA22A is the military training area, and doesn't have the LY prefix of the country. SkyVector decided to add the LY, the dash and the designation, resulting in LY-MTA22A.

Drop by here, and you'll see LYU-MNBGE. A designation nowhere to be found in either Serbia's or Kosovo's AIPs. Must be some random NATO thing, whose designation went through SkyVector's "logic", and resulted in whatever "LYU-MNBGE" is apparently supposed to mean.

With an airspace such as UK's, where there are tons of differences from ICAO standards, it only gets even more bizarre.

In short, don't trust SkyVector outside of US!
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