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 other weather, as applicable)

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.

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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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Airport Users’ Group Minutes updated

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

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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.

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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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Airport Users Group – Private Owner Representatives

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.

 

e-mails:

David Howell

Andy Richards

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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 taxy in.

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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 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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Airport Users Group

 

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 aam@wolverhamptonairport.co.uk

 

Alastair Mackinnon
Airport Operations Manager

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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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Communications with Rescue and Fire Fighting Crews

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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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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2012/09/opnot-wings-and-wheels/