Alastair Mackinnon

Airport Operations Manager, Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport

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Tea at the Green

I didn’t really expect two people to come up with the same winning name for the café. Congratulations to Dave English and the Engineering team at PDG Helicopters for suggesting the new name for the café and winning the draw. Commiserations to Jason Dearn for suggesting the name and losing the draw! Anyway, the new …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2014/02/tea-green/

Cafe Name Competition

As the café’s going to be shut for a few days for repainting, it would seem to be a good time to reconsider the name. While ‘Café OK’ is understood by some aviators, it puzzles many and certainly doesn’t make any sense to non-aviators. Suggestions for a new name are invited! Please send your suggestions …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2014/02/cafe-name-competition/

Café closed this week

The Café will be closed this week (Monday 10th – Friday 14th February 2014) while we apply some fresh paint. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2014/02/cafe-closed-next-week/

Consultative Committee Details Now On Website

The Wolverhampton Airport Consultative Committee exists to provide a means of communication between the airport management and representatives of the local community. A section has been added to the website giving information about the committee including recent minutes. You can see more information here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2014/02/consultative-committee-details-now-website/

Airport Users’ Group Minutes Updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 8th January 2014, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2014/01/airport-users-group-minutes-updated-4/

GASCo Flight Safety Evening

We’re please to announce that a GASCo Flight Safety Evening will take place on Thursday 27th March 2014 in Bobbington Village Hall starting at 19.30. All welcome! Thanks to Tony Dring for setting this up.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2014/01/gasco-flight-safety-evening/

Winter Newsletter

The latest edition of the Tower’s occasional Newsletter can be seen here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/12/winter-newsletter/

OPNOT: Winter Hours and Night Flying

OPNOT 2013-04 has been published giving details of Winter Hours, Night Flying and Christmas/New Year closures for 2013/2014.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/10/opnot-winter-hours-night-flying/

Gate Code Changing

All ‘out of hours’ users of the main gate should have been notified of a new code effective from Friday. If you haven’t heard from us please contact the office.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/10/gate-code-changing/

Airport Users’ Group Minutes Updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 2nd October 2013, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/10/airport-users-group-minutes-updated-3/

User Group Meeting, October

The next meeting of the Airport User Group is on the 2nd October. Private owners who would like something raised on their behalf at the meeting should e-mail David Howell preferably by the close of play on Monday 30th September. e-mail link: David Howell

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/09/user-group-meeting-october/

OPNOT: Wings & Wheels

OPNOT 2013-03 has been published detailing runway closure times for the Wings and Wheels event this Sunday, 1st September.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/08/opnot-wings-wheels-2/

Competition Day

Instructions and rules for the Competition Day on Saturday 17th August have been published here. All welcome – the more the merrier! We’ll have plenty of flour. Volunteer judges are sought – please e-mail me if you are available to stand around in the sunshine* for a while on the day. Hard hat provided. ( * or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/08/competition-day/

Ground Crew Vacancy

We have a job vacancy in our Ground Crew / Airport Fire and Rescue team – see here for details.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/07/ground-crew-vacancy/

Airport Users’ Group Minutes updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 26th June 2013, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/07/airport-users-group-minutes-updated-2/

Latest from the Tower

New Website Page: For the latest news and operational information from the tower, see here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/04/latest-from-the-tower/

OPNOT: Repair Works

OPNOT 2013-02 has been published concerning closures of runways and taxiways for repair over the next two weeks. Please note that this OPNOT is extended to 18th May.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/04/opnot-repair-works/

Airport Users’ Group Minutes updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 27th March 2013, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/04/airport-users-group-minutes-updated/

Wings and Wheels Update

The weather conditions expected for this weekend are resulting in a reduction to the planned large model flying. (OPNOT 2013-01 refers). The only closures for model flying will be from 1300 to 1330 each day (1200Z to 1230z); all other model flying slots are cancelled.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/03/wings-and-wheels-update/

OPNOT: Wings & Wheels

OPNOT 2013-01 has been published detailing aerodrome closure times for the Rotors, Wings and Wheels event on Easter Sunday and Monday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2013/03/opnot-wings-wheels/