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Surveillance Radar Approach - is this still available at any civil UK airfield ?

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Surveillance Radar Approach - is this still available at any civil UK airfield ?

Old 6th May 2021, 16:12
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Originally Posted by usedtobeATC View Post
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I retired in 2016. Usually I worked as an RW controller. Our rules are different from yours, and we had to use the PAR screen for every approaches (ILS I, II, III), only the phraseology was different. Now on the PAR screen, you can have information from ADS-B, MLAT, etc.
We had the CR62 preceded by the SLA1; never got SLA3c and as we were becoming a civil airfield, never got RPAR but knew all about the 'teething troubles' from Odiham.

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Old 8th May 2021, 03:45
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SCATSA, many years ago, usual Shetland day with a gentle breeze. Carrying out an SRA for the local Islander. Aircraft got to 4 miles and stopped - after repeating the range height etc a couple of times I asked if he was going to stay there all day. Said he would move on shortly but was watching my wife, on the roof of our house, trying to catch a sheet that had departed the washing line.
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Old 8th May 2021, 14:54
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Originally Posted by Double Hydco View Post
Did a very nice one, on a very windy day, into Aldergrove before the pandemic.....
We did heaps of them for the resident squadrons. Also, we had to do one for validation with a fixed-wing aircraft. A few years ago though.
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Old 12th May 2021, 08:10
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I still remember JC's SRA "phraseology" at Heathrow. "Range 2 miles, I cannot assist you further, turn right 90 degrees and transmit for DF."
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Old 12th May 2021, 08:50
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Originally Posted by sheepless View Post
SCATSA, many years ago, usual Shetland day with a gentle breeze. Carrying out an SRA for the local Islander. Aircraft got to 4 miles and stopped - after repeating the range height etc a couple of times I asked if he was going to stay there all day. Said he would move on shortly but was watching my wife, on the roof of our house, trying to catch a sheet that had departed the washing line.
Came in one morning at Sumburgh, wind calm. During the night, Cyril (Loftus) had opened up for a Loganair Islander. Wind was about 320/50kt so the pilot elected for a 'straight in' over Sumburgh Head rather than being blown towards the hill if he followed the sodiums.
Took him ages; he said even showing 95kt on the clock, the runway was still going away from him!!
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