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Runway Resurfacing

Postby markymash » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:17 pm

According to this news report, resurfacing work will commence in March and is expected to take a year.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-w ... s-10965094
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby steve149c » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:58 am

Runway starts this Monday, so no R31 (Rhosneigr) or R13 (Fraggle Rock) for a while

Best viewing is 19 (spotters) or a long walk to 01 (beach). Please be aware that the beach end it can be hard to see the boundary fence due to shifting dunes and trespassing on the base will be quickly dealt with.

My suggestion is Fraggle Rock in the afternoon as the sun has moved around. R19 is very nice and some
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby RACER51 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:13 pm

notam runway 13/31 closed wip from april 25th to july 22nd.
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby markymash » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:18 am

steve149c wrote:Runway starts this Monday, so no R31 (Rhosneigr) or R13 (Fraggle Rock) for a while

Best viewing is 19 (spotters) or a long walk to 01 (beach). Please be aware that the beach end it can be hard to see the boundary fence due to shifting dunes and trespassing on the base will be quickly dealt with.

My suggestion is Fraggle Rock in the afternoon as the sun has moved around. R19 is very nice and some
Nice shots to be had.

Thanks for the info :thumb:
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby steve149c » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:29 am

powerslave wrote:Is the viewing area okay in the morning regarding the sun?

Ian


Hi Ian

R19 spotters car park is good viewing all day, sun can be a challenge but can also be worked around. Eg in the afternoon be at the end of the car park nearest the base and you will be less effected by sunlight on the piano keys.

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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby Santiago » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:35 pm

Hi - sorry if I am being dense.

So is there no flying @ Valley Apr- July?
We are coming up to Anglesey, 1st week June, so I guess no flying then?

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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby nickowen » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:46 pm

Don't worry, there will still be plenty to see as the Hawks will continue to operate from the shorter runway 01/19, though there will be days when crosswinds will prevent this. Both runways will be closed briefly towards the end of the current NOTAM period as the intersection is resurfaced. Expect the Hawks to be making more use of their brake chutes.
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby Reptile 1 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:32 pm

Runway reopened for 4 days and now closed again until end of October.
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby lowlevelRAF » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:06 pm

Any reason for the runway closure Reptile? Ground training or issue with the tarmac?
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby Red Dragon » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:08 am

lowlevelRAF wrote:Any reason for the runway closure Reptile? Ground training or issue with the tarmac?


It seems to be "Remedial Repair Work", about 4-6 weeks has been quoted not sure if that is solely tarmac or tarmac and familiarisation etc with new layout etc :(
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby Blackcat1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:23 am

So no Hawks flying until October?
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby bizfreeq » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:50 am

Surely they will use the other runway if the weather is within limits?
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby Blackcat1 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:08 am

Hawks should be back flying on Monday.
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby nickowen » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:27 pm

With only one runway available, there are days, particularly at this time of year, when 01/19 will be out of crosswind limits for student pilots.
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby Blackcat1 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:50 pm

I was told all runways open for business from Mondau?, although NOTAM says differently.
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby markranger » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:30 am

ZK013 up at the moment from valley.
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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby welshandy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:52 pm

Red Dragon wrote:
lowlevelRAF wrote:Any reason for the runway closure Reptile? Ground training or issue with the tarmac?


It seems to be "Remedial Repair Work", about 4-6 weeks has been quoted not sure if that is solely tarmac or tarmac and familiarisation etc with new layout etc :(


If it's was done by the same contractors that relayed the Road outside our House that had be redone after a year I'm not suprised :whistle: :whistle:

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Re: Runway Resurfacing

Postby Blackcat1 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:00 pm

Been a few Hawks up today
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