Category Archives: RAF Northolt

RAF Northolt – Late Night Flight Warning

An update from RAF Northolt this afternoon, who report there will be extra flight activity during the night on Monday and Wednesday night/following morning ….

“RAF Northolt will have one of its periodic checks of its flight safety radar systems on 2-3 Feb 15 from 11pm to 4am and again on 3-4 Feb 15 from 11pm to 4am.  Only one aircraft will be operating from RAF Northolt throughout the period, making repeated approaches to the runway.  The first night will calibrate the Instrument Landing System to Runway 25 (approaching from the east over Ruislip) and the second night will calibrate the Precision Approach Radar to Runway 07 (approaching from the west over Ickenham).  These calibration flights are an essential safety assurance process and have to take place when Heathrow is closed.”

As always, the calibration flights will be subject to acceptable weather conditions and may be rescheduled if the weather is not suitable. RAF Northolt apologises for any disruption caused to local residents and appreciates the continued support and understanding of the local community in ensuring that the Station operates to the highest safety standards.”

October Newsletter

We distSRRA Newsletter Cover Oct 2014ribute the SRRA newsletters ahead of the Quarterly meetings which take place in January, April, July and October each year. Please find at the link below the October 2014 SRRA Newsletter.  Much has moved on as we discussed at the meeting on the 22nd October. Time, tide and South Ruislip wait for no man. October 2014 Newsletter

Please note the next meeting is on the 21st January 2015 not 28th as mentioned in the newsletter.

Update from RAF Northolt: Less Flights and More Flares

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Direct from RAF Northolt:

“At present we are having some major upgrading works on our Air Traffic Control tower. To enable the works to take place, the air traffic staff will move out of the tower and into a temporary facility. In view of the reduced capacity of the temporary facility it has been decided to prioritise military and government aircraft movements and therefore from 8pm on Friday 8th August until 8am on Tuesday 26th August no commercial aircraft will operate from RAF Northolt.”

In addition we will test our ability to communicate with aircraft through flares on 7 August between 10am and 11am on Thursday 7 August, so residents should not be alarmed if they see flares being fired at this time.”

Release from RAF Northolt 06/08/2014