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21st Oct 2020, 18:28
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Posted By TCAS FAN

Learnt earlier this week of the sad passing of...

Learnt earlier this week of the sad passing of one their ATCOs Kevin "Kipper" Roberts due to a heart attack.
RIP Kipper, it was a real pleasure doing business with you.
12th Oct 2020, 16:02
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

As B***dy Awful Airports Plc gave away the family...

As B***dy Awful Airports Plc gave away the family silver to ease through the airport re-development (resulting in the current night use restrictions) am somewhat at a loss to think what further...
9th Oct 2020, 09:35
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

Especially if they are Neos, even B738 SFPs. Just...

Especially if they are Neos, even B738 SFPs. Just need somewhere to park them!
9th Oct 2020, 07:01
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

The jury is out on 02 TORA, no change on 20 LDA...

The jury is out on 02 TORA, no change on 20 LDA due obstacles in the 20 approach area (still greater than SEN), possible increase in 02 LDA.
8th Oct 2020, 09:54
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

If they build the blast sceen higher than the 02...

If they build the blast sceen higher than the 02 TOCS (my post # 2614 refers) I would be inclined to agree. If they don't then que sera, sera.
7th Oct 2020, 22:22
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Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

Graham I think you mean obstacle clearance...

Graham

I think you mean obstacle clearance environment, an OCL was something related to an instrument approach procedure, replaced by OCA/OCH.
7th Oct 2020, 13:09
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

The 15 degree right turn procedure is still in...

The 15 degree right turn procedure is still in place as an alternative Type A Chart for 20 in order to get a better obstacle environment. Problem was that the closest trees were too close to allow...
6th Oct 2020, 17:04
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

Please see my post 2604. I do however stress that...

Please see my post 2604. I do however stress that all my posts are IMHO.
6th Oct 2020, 14:29
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

Have managed to find time to have a look at the...

Have managed to find time to have a look at the Planning Application and see that it includes the runway extension and a blast screen.

The subject of airport boundary previously mentioned in posts...
5th Oct 2020, 08:14
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

I am aware of this. It appears to have been so...

I am aware of this. It appears to have been so designated by the declared distances contained in the Certificate, indicating TODAs in excess of 1799 metres. This anomaly has lasted over 40+ years and...
4th Oct 2020, 13:58
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

A predecessor of EMAS was installed off the south...

A predecessor of EMAS was installed off the south end of runway 20 by a previous airport operator. This followed an overrun by a C550 which resulted in it ending up on the adjacent M27 Motorway. The...
4th Oct 2020, 13:01
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Views: 985,002
Posted By TCAS FAN

We are in to interpretations. Which boundary are...

We are in to interpretations. Which boundary are they talking about?

The boundary of the current EASA Certificated Aerodrome is most probably the boundary fence. This is part of the overall...
4th Oct 2020, 10:14
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Posted By TCAS FAN

The subject of how long RESAs will be with an...

The subject of how long RESAs will be with an extended runway is somewhat akin to how long is a piece of string?

As mentioned the minimum length of a RESA should be 90 metres, they should also...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2020, 09:37
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

Agree with the sentiment. Elbit actually invested...

Agree with the sentiment. Elbit actually invested a considerable amount in making this happen, transporting the Hermes 900 from Israel to West Wales Airport and back together with its GCS and other...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2020, 10:11
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

We are not talking about Watchkeeper (nee Elbit...

We are not talking about Watchkeeper (nee Elbit Hermes 450) this again is a differant UAS, that requires considerably more ground support than Hermes 900. You can look at Hermes 900 as son of Hermes...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2020, 07:50
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

ADS-B was used in the recent trial but is not...

ADS-B was used in the recent trial but is not part of the detect and avoid system that requires certification. In the operational environment ADS-B could be disabled. Operation within CAS can be...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2020, 18:37
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

The need was to demonstrate the capability of...

The need was to demonstrate the capability of Hermes 900, they did not bring over the Starliner. I suspect that the budget did not stretch to securring certification and/or more especially that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2020, 16:30
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

Try this ...

Try this
https://elbitsystems.com/landing/starliner/
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2020, 16:27
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

Current UK CAA policy is that UAS/RPAS up to 20...

Current UK CAA policy is that UAS/RPAS up to 20 KG (referred to as Small Unmanned Aircraft) can only be flown VLOS (from the Remote Pilot) and up to 400 FT AGL unless specific permission is granted...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2020, 14:29
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

The subject report refers to a 2.4 KG RPAS...

The subject report refers to a 2.4 KG RPAS (drone), something akin to what you'd buy online or at Curry PC World. It bears no relationship to the Hermes 900 that is referred to in this thread.

As...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2020, 10:39
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

The reason for a certified "detect and avoid"...

The reason for a certified "detect and avoid" system is that the UAS can detect and avoid conflicting traffic/bird concentrations/parachutists/ para gliders etc, just as if it was being navigated...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2020, 09:03
Replies: 41
Views: 6,897
Posted By TCAS FAN

With the aircraft manufacturer, Elbit Industries,...

With the aircraft manufacturer, Elbit Industries, having also apparently solved the Holy Grail of UAS operations in Class G airspace, a "detect and avoid" capability, the flood gates could finally be...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Sep 2020, 15:09
Replies: 55
Views: 14,781
Posted By TCAS FAN

If there is anyone out there who got caught up in...

If there is anyone out there who got caught up in the Covid 19 layoffs and wants to have a more relaxed life I hear that Thruxton will shortly be looking for an Operations Manager to join their team....
2nd Sep 2020, 11:32
Replies: 130
Views: 33,655
Posted By TCAS FAN

G-AXLR if I remember correctly, which was...

G-AXLR if I remember correctly, which was subsequently scrapped due to the fuselage twisting?
31st Aug 2020, 08:54
Replies: 846
Views: 1,015,630
Posted By TCAS FAN

You walk in to your friendly ROB airport post...

You walk in to your friendly ROB airport post office to collect an airmailed package to be asked "eh bo' where ma crima?" = "hello boss where is my Christmas?". Intended to indicate that a seasonal...
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