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Old 20th Sep 2023, 16:40
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Glasgow Airport Egpf - Cessna 172

Airprox at Glasgow Airport by recently qualified pilot in Cessna 172.
The Cessna started taking off in the direction of the BA landing traffic.

I'm sure itís the same aircraft that was flying with its towbar still attached a few
years ago.

Doesnít bode well for GA at an international airport.
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Old 21st Sep 2023, 09:40
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Full length departure or intersection? (Taxied out at 05 end with landing traffic on 23?)
Did the controller not notice?
Give us more details.
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Controller gave clearance to take off for 05 from intersection, pic turned and started takeoff roll on 23 towards landing traffic to 05.

thankfully the controller noticed!
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https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/b...nding-27743018

includes a flight radar replay
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Ah I understand now. When I was training there in the tower (1972) , flying club aircraft operated from the SW end of 06 (now 05) but they appear to operate nowadays from the 'old' radar site on the north side adjacent to the old short runway which intersects 05/23 at roughly the mid point.
Even when the controller emphasises 'clear takeoff RUNWAY 05' (as they should do), it could still be possible to line up on 23 if the pilot is mentally attuned to operating in that direction.
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@chevvron: I much appreciatiate your tolerance and understanding for weaknesses in others, in this case the pilot who may have been fixed mentally on rwy 23. Kind of tunnel vision, of which we all have been warned during training and yet it pops up again and again.

Myself have managed to call for PPR and, after an affirmative reply on the phone, fly to the destination field which shall go unnamed, getting no reply on the radio which is not at all unusual at small fields in BE, checking the signal square to find the runway in use, neatly completing the circuit and neatly landing and taxiing and parking, only then to learn from the airfield responsible person that the field was still formally closed. And indeed the signals square (which in BE was still mandatory, and binding, at that time, and probably still is) showed the field as "closed". How could I be so stupid as to check out the signals square without noticing all of its detail? (in the end, the situation was solved to everybody's satisfaction, with typical Belgian pragmatism...)
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