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On Monday 29th April 2013 the aerodorme will be unlicensed until 11.00(local) due to lack of fire cover.
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Many thanks to David Howell and Andy Richards for volunteering to act as Private Owners Representatives on the new format Airport Users Group.
David flies a Cassutt Racer, G-CGSU and Andy flies a Skyranger, G-CFDN. Both will be happy to raise any points you have at the User Group meeting.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 27th March 2013 and the minutes will be posted online. If you have any issues you would like them to raise for you. please e-mail them using the links below, preferably by 20th March.
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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 taxy in.
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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 and we’re not expecting significant further rain. You’ll probably want to make sure your tent is reasonably waterproof underneath! The café will be open from 8am on the Sunday.
Parking may be on the grass or in our tarmac overspill areas depending on the surface conditions; expect all movements to take place on the tarmac runways.
An update on the ground conditions will be posted tomorrow, Friday.
Update Friday 15th:
Ground is firming up and drying out nicely.
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At a recent meeting when I met with the CFIs of the flying schools it was agreed that such a meeting would be an effective replacement for the largely defunct Airport User Group meetings if the membership was widened slightly. You can see the minutes of that meeting here.
Accordingly I am looking for two people to represent the interests of private aircraft owners at future meetings of the group. There’s no need for any particular skills or experience; the only requirement is that you should have an aircraft based at the airport, or be in a group operating such an aircraft.
The group is expected to meet four times per year initially, normally after the close of the day’s flying. The first meeting will be on Wednesday 27th March at 6pm.
If you would be interested in taking part please contact me on 01384 220013 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Airport Operations Manager
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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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The CAA have published Information Notice 2013/003 concerning the hand signals RFFS crews may use to communicate with aircraft operators during an incident.
All pilots are encouraged to ensure they have read and understood this notice, which can be seen here.
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AVGAS UL91 has today been withdrawn from sale at Halfpenny Green.
AVGAS 100LL and JET A1 are still available.
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A new helicopter school, run by Alan Austin, has opened on the ground floor of the tower. Alan is a familiar face on the airfield and has many years of experience of training in helicopters here.
We wish him every success with his new enterprise; you can see his website here.
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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 will be possible even in the circuit during those periods.
Further details are available in the AIC Mauve 95 / 2012 or contact ATS on 01384 221378.
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