We’ve added an airport webcam to the site which can be found here.
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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.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2012/08/helicopter-training-returns/
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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Congratulations to Bob Whitehouse who this month celebrates 50 years as a tenant at the airfield – the longest of anyone.
The second tenant on the site, Bob remembers the early days when there was no door on his building, no water and no electricity. One might wonder why he came here! He’s certainly seen a few changes since he arrived. The first owner he recalls had only one leg while the first manager (who was also the Chief Flying Instructor) only had one eye.
Bob’s gearbox maintenance business, which he runs with his son Colin, is still going strong.
It’s also Bob’s birthday today (10th April), so a Happy Birthday to him from all of us.
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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 from time to time. If you are not receiving such information – and would like to – please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2012/02/contact/
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 £15 ticket includes “light supper“. Last years superb musicians Ockbrook Big Band and Lola l’amour – will be here again along with The Forces Sweethearts.
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With effect from 25th January 2012, individual landing fees for privately operated resident aircraft under 3,000 MTOW have been abolished. These charges have been replaced by simple monthly block landing charges:
|Resident Private Aircraft Landing Fees – from 25th January 2012|
|Single engine aircraft up to 450kg MTOW||£20.00||per month|
|Single engine aircraft between 450kg and 2,999kg MTOW||£30.00||per month|
|Twin engine aircraft up to 2,999kg MTOW||£30.00||per month|
|Group operated (more than three pilots) aircraft up to 2,999kg MTOW||£70.00||per month|
The above monthly charges allow unlimited landings and include VAT.
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The event is ON this coming weekend!
Saturday 14th Janaury – aircraft arrive.
Sunday 15th January survivors depart.
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A GASCo Flight Safety Evening will take place at Blakelands next door to the airport on Tuesday 7th February at 7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm). These evenings are normally well worth attending for both students and experienced pilots.
All welcome – there’ll be a £6 charge to cover the cost of venue hire and refreshments.
For more information e-mail Tony Dring.
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We’ve redeveloped our website as we found that the technology used on the old website was beginning to hinder our ability to add the new features we wanted.
The new site allows users to comment on posts made by the airport and is better linked with social media such as Twitter and Facebook. You can register to make comments or simply sign in with an existing Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn profile.
The new site should also display better on mobile devices.
We hope to add a webcam and online weather information shortly.
Do please have a look round and let us know if you have any suggestions. If you have any problems with it please e-mail me.
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MOGAS has now been withdrawn as we can no longer get it alcohol-free. MOGAS users may bring their own supplies but should be aware that any they get from petrol forecourts is likely to contain alcohol.
We have introduced Total AVGAS UL91 which is approved for most Rotax equipped aircraft and some others. This is an unleaded aviation grade gasoline without the storage, temperature or altitude restrictions associated with MOGAS.
OPNOT 2011-12 refers.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2012/01/fuel-update/
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