Category: From the Tower

OPNOT: Wings & Wheels

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

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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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Latest from the Tower

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

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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.

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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.

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ICICLERS

Good omen – minus 3.8deg last night. Saturday 16th 8am inspection: ground frozen. Best area for parking/camping is western side of grass, west of the Tower. Soggy parts extend in a line from Taxiway C to Twy A. Non-campers will be parked elsewhere. Please let us know whether you are camping or not as you …

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BMAA Icicle Meet 2013

We’re delighted to be hosting the BMAA Icicle meet again this year – at rather short notice as it’ll be held this Saturday and Sunday, 16th-17th February. A warm (or cold) welcome back! Participants be aware – the ground is, at the time of writing, rather soft and damp but there’s a good drying breeze …

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Don’t get distracted!

>ThIe CAA have published Safety Notice 2013/003 aimed at all pilots, warning against in-flight distractions including the use of electronic devices. You can see the Safety Notice here.

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Pre-Flight Inspections

The CAA have published Safety Notice 2013/002 aimed at General Aviation pilots, reminding us all of the need to complete pre-flight inspections properly. They are specifically concerned about aircraft going flying with tie-downs still attached! You can see the Safety Notice here.

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Tower Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the tower can be seen here. (3.5MB pdf)

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UL91 withdrawn

AVGAS UL91 has today been withdrawn from sale at Halfpenny Green. AVGAS 100LL and JET A1 are still available.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2012/12/ul91-withdrawn/

OPNOT: Winter Hours and Night Flying

OPNOT 2012-04 has been published giving details of Winter Hours, Night Flying and Christmas/New Year closures for 2012/2013.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2012/10/opnot-winter-hours-and-night-flying/

OPNOT: WIngs and Wheels

OPNOT 2012-03 has been published detailing aerodrome closure times for the Wings and Wheels event on 16th September 2012.

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Webcam

We’ve added an airport webcam to the site which can be found here.

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Restricted Airspace – Temporary Airport Closures

Pilots’ attention is drawn to the Restricted Airspace (Temporary) over the airport this weekend to allow the EIIR Flypast for the RIAT at Fairford to form up in the area. The airspace above us will be closed from 1045Z – 1125Z (11:45 local to 12:25 local) on both Saturday 7th July and Sunday 8th July. No flying …

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Competition Time!

[error]This event has been postponed. Keep an eye on our website for updates.[/error] Pete Allman is organising an Aerial Treasure Hunt in aid of charity on 4th August 2012. For further details see here.

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OPNOT 2012-02 – Halfpenny at War Weekend

OPNOT 2012-02 has been published detailing the effect on aerodrome users of the Halfpenny at War Weekend; operations will be affected from Friday 18th May until Monday 21st May inclusive.

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Contact!

The Tower occasionally sends e-mails concerning opertaional matters such as planned runway or taxiway closures, fuel supply information, night flying arrangements etc. We also send informtion about events and activities which may be of interest -and the occasional Newletter. We hold many e-mail addresses which based and visiting pilots have given to us but these can change …

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Hangar Dance Tickets on sale

Tickets for the Hangar Dance on Saturday 19th May 2012 can now be obtained from Caroline at the Airport Office or from Tony in the Control Tower – as well as from Steve Roberts at Northern Forties. Please telephone to reserve your tickets as, although the numbers have been increased a little, they are in demand! The …

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