All of the runways have been standardised to 30m, and by reducing the width of runway 14/32 it has revised the obstacle profile and allowed us to make improvements to runway declared distances.
New signage is in place and particular attention should be paid to holding points C and D. To avoid runway incursions aircraft must not proceed beyond these holding points until cleared to do so by Air Traffic.
Runway 10/28 has been reduced in length to 700m to avoid any overlap with runway 14 threshold and the proposed lighting profile. The subsidiary runway 14L/32R is withdrawn from use permanently.
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Phase I of the Aerodrome Drainage project has been successfully completed, which has seen 8km of drainage installed and the runway surfaces regraded with a 1.5% crossfall.
Helicopter training areas are the ‘Triangle’, the runway 32 numbers, the VOR Field and Northern Side Grass at the discretion of Air Traffic. While fixed-wing aircraft are using either runway 10/28 or runway 06/24, the Triangle is not available for rotaries.
To preserve the new surfaces of the runways, touch and go's will only be permitted at the discretion of Air Traffic and is dependent on a robust inspection of the runway surface. Please be advised that no touch and go's are permitted after 14:00L on Sundays. To avoid damaging the new grass, we would ask that hard braking is avoided and when taxiing slow, shallow turns are executed instead of small radius turns.
There is currently no lighting provision on any of the runways, however, a new lighting system will be installed in the future.
Updated information will be issued by AIP Amendment and any changes will be promulgated by NOTAM. Please ring Air Traffic Services if you have further enquiries on 01243 755061.