Northolt closures

Northolt closures

Postby jules48 on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 11:39 am

Can anyone give a reason why Northolt is closed so often.Reasons given are power outages,military operations etc.And now it appears before they can repair the runway a crashed Hurricane has to be removed.Seems like they are trying to dissuade civil movement's which seems to be the main moan of local residents
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Re: Northolt closures

Postby Domvickery on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 12:01 pm

jules48 wrote:Can anyone give a reason why Northolt is closed so often.Reasons given are power outages,military operations etc.And now it appears before they can repair the runway a crashed Hurricane has to be removed.


Have you not just answered your own question?
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Re: Northolt closures

Postby Berf on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 3:00 pm

ATC shortages as with many other RAF airfields
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Re: Northolt closures

Postby Southendnick on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 3:11 pm

jules48 wrote:Can anyone give a reason why Northolt is closed so often.Reasons given are power outages,military operations etc.And now it appears before they can repair the runway a crashed Hurricane has to be removed.Seems like they are trying to dissuade civil movement's which seems to be the main moan of local residents



More worryingly is the crashed Hurricane what more and more importantly is the pilot safe?
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Re: Northolt closures

Postby jules48 on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 3:18 pm

Apparently it was a Spitfire in 1942 and was removed at the time.
Sorry getting duff information from local residents
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Re: Northolt closures

Postby jules48 on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 3:26 pm

Not sure if Northolt is manned by civil or military for ATC.

Still seems a lame excuse considering the number of daily movements.

For example open yesterday and today but closed last Thursday and Friday and tomorrow and Tuesday.It seems strange they can provide ATC for weekends but not during week when it is substantially busier.
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Re: Northolt closures

Postby SCARECROW 451 on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 3:40 pm

Its RAF ATC personnel
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