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The Phantom
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Base closed?

Post by The Phantom » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:41 pm

One for the locals: Is VL now closed during this month - as per previous years?

Thanks.

Sparkjeff
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Re: Base closed?

Post by Sparkjeff » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 pm

Reduced activity, not closed...look on NOTAMinfo...there are some timings for lower radar.
Friday two Merlins came in mid afternoon, a couple of Grobs, and three or four AAC Wildcats, a little more activity earlier in the week, although I believe it was "shut" Thursday...
Hope that helps!

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Re: Base closed?

Post by sschofield » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:49 pm

Funny, we were talking about this a couple of days ago - As I understand it, block leave, where the whole base takes a month off, no longer happens, but there is reduced activity at this time of year, presumably as some of the staff, crews etc take leave during the school holidays.

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Re: Base closed?

Post by Seaking93 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:59 pm

sschofield wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Funny, we were talking about this a couple of days ago - As I understand it, block leave, where the whole base takes a month off, no longer happens, but there is reduced activity at this time of year, presumably as some of the staff, crews etc take leave during the school holidays.
For the next 3 weeks the airfield is on a reduced operating basis, open from 1300 Monday to Thursday, night flying until 0100, Friday 1300 to 1600.

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Re: Base closed?

Post by The Phantom » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:04 am

Thanks all for the info :thumb:

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