RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby Ruislip Rustler on Wed 21 Mar 2012, 8:57 pm

Evenin' all,

Something to be aware of for those in the area and anyone planning to visit the RAF's premier fighter station during the Summer:

This is a new scheme being set up at RAF Northolt, which has been
designed to recognise the valuable role Aviation Enthusiasts can play in
helping to combat terrorism and crime, as additional eyes and ears of
our station community.

We would particularly welcome applications from Aviation Enthusiasts who
are regular visitors to the RAF Northolt area, as they are more likely
to notice something or someone out of the ordinary on or around the
airfield. However, all enthusiasts who use the area are welcome to apply.

As a valued member of our scheme there will be opportunities for you to
be invited onto RAF Northolt for special events, such as station open
days and charity photoshoots. Members of the scheme will be provided
with an identity card, a lanyard and card holder similar to that of
airport workers, which we would ask you to wear whilst you are engaged
in your hobby at RAF Northolt. The aim of this scheme is to allow you
to be easily identified by the RAF Police and other security personnel
in the RAF Northolt area as a potential and valuable source of
information. The issued identity card will not provide you any access
rights to the station.

In order to show our commitment to the scheme, we are pleased to inform
you that membership into the RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme is
completely free.


The form can be found online at Malcolm Lander's site: http://www.northolt.biz
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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby RRconway on Wed 21 Mar 2012, 9:29 pm

Good news and good idea, thanks for the information Lee :smile:

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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby Binky Airways on Wed 21 Mar 2012, 9:51 pm

This scheme is very similar if not almost the same type of scheme set up by the Metropolitan Police for London Heathrow and London City Airport, however as long as the system is in place for aircraft enthusiasts and is used appropriately, it's a good thing.

Here's the Metropolitan Police version if anyone is interested: http://www.met.police.uk/heathrow/aviat ... scheme.htm
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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby Allan on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 6:37 pm

Can only be a good thing. I sent off mine today.
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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby keithjs on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 10:18 pm

Allan wrote:Can only be a good thing. I sent off mine today.


Ditto.....
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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 10:19 pm

The plan is to hand out registration forms when we check people through the gate on 12th April. :biggrin:
Cheers Phil

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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby keithjs on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 10:33 pm

Graf Zeppelin wrote:The plan is to hand out registration forms when we check people through the gate on 12th April. :biggrin:


12th April....thats a subtle post Phil...mind you I did notice the date earlier on the Northolt Biz link... :heyhey:
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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 7:31 am

keithjs wrote:
Graf Zeppelin wrote:The plan is to hand out registration forms when we check people through the gate on 12th April. :biggrin:


12th April....thats a subtle post Phil...mind you I did notice the date earlier on the Northolt Biz link... :heyhey:


And the date was posted a while back on the Northolt Nightshoot XI thread so no secret.

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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby keithjs on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 8:23 am

Ooops, sorry Brian, missed that... :sad:
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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby jules48 on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 3:36 pm

I applied on 29April and have heard nothing not even a reason why its taking so long apart from the police are busy with the olympics.Maybe taking that into consideration perhaps it should have been left until after the olympics and re-released in September.
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Re: RAF Northolt Flight Watch Scheme

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 9:15 pm

jules48 wrote:I applied on 29April and have heard nothing not even a reason why its taking so long apart from the police are busy with the olympics.Maybe taking that into consideration perhaps it should have been left until after the olympics and re-released in September.


I understand the delays are caused by the CivPol checks that are being carried out on applicants.
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