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runway closure

Post by farnboroughrob » Mon May 14, 2018 6:36 pm

Hi last year it was announced that Northolt would be closed for several months in Spring 2018 for runway works. Is this still going to happen?

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Re: runway closure

Post by big john » Tue May 15, 2018 12:37 am

last I heard, closure for fixed wing aircraft has been put back to July.
So resurfacing can happen when its frosty and then will have to be resurfaced again in a couple of years, either that, or so there will be weather delays and the contractors will require more money. :whistle: :roll:
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Re: runway closure

Post by CHINOOKER » Tue May 15, 2018 9:26 am

From memory,runway was due to closed between the end of April to October.....This has now been delayed to end of July,apparently to accommodate the upcoming visit of Trump to UK,although no one seems to know exactly what part of the country he will arrive at/go to!

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Re: runway closure

Post by eagle driver » Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 am

Possible related to this story News from Biggin hill

Flying clubs have been issued notice to leave by the autumn, the increase in exec movements some 23% and safety concerns are the driving factors.

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Re: runway closure

Post by roger4 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:43 am

As posted under Benson last month, a contact in the RAF has told me they are not now expecting the BAe146 to relocate to Benson until 2019.

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Re: runway closure

Post by roger4 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:47 pm

The Government has now placed the contract for the resurfacing of Northolt's runway next year, starting in the spring and expected to last until the autumn, although no specific dates are available yet.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cont ... olt-runway

The announcement again confirms that the military aircraft (presumably the BAe146) will relocate to Benson for the duration of the works.

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Re: runway closure

Post by IMarsh » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:45 pm

From the South Ruislip residents association, meeting minutes of 23rd January 2019

"Sq Ldr James Tenniswood.

Runway resurfacing.

It needs resurfacing, last done in 1977. Needs to be repaired to continue as a military airport. The runway will close between April and October. It will be dug out completely and will be drained properly and improve the arrester beds. Work delayed as the previous contractor was Carillon who went into receivership.

The runway will remain the same size but at pains to point out it might look slightly longer due to the increased size of the arrester bed."

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Re: runway closure

Post by Fives » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:50 am

When the runway works start, the based 146s are due to operate from Benson, no surprise there.

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Re: runway closure

Post by big john » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:10 am

Official: Runway Closing 15 April 2019 till late October.
https://www.parliament.uk/business/publ ... 05/228557/
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Re: runway closure

Post by IMarsh » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:20 pm

Interesting to see where the other nations "VIP" transports that use Northolt will end up

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Re: runway closure

Post by ffd » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:13 pm

is there room at Biggin Hill? Or perhaps into Brize then a helicopter

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Re: runway closure

Post by jingernut » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:49 am

How busy are the 146s?

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Re: runway closure

Post by big john » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 am

At least one flight on most weekdays. the occasional flight at weekends.
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Re: runway closure

Post by jingernut » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:00 pm

Thanks!

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Re: runway closure

Post by roger4 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:58 am

As Northolt has previously said that the military flights will relocate to Benson, with a helicopter shuttle to and from Northolt, I'm hoping this includes the foreign VIP flights all coming to Benson, as well as the BAe146 ! We will find out shortly.

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Re: runway closure

Post by Northsky » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:58 am

Roger,
It seems these days that the foreign VIP flights turn up anywhere, be lucky.

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Re: runway closure

Post by jules50 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:31 pm

Most stuff goes into Farnborough or Luton now anyway.Think they got fed up with the reduced operating hours and buggerred off.Be interesting to see what happens when it reopens if operating hours will be increased and weekend operations again.Not holding my breath though

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Re: runway closure

Post by IMarsh » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:04 pm

roger4 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:58 am
As Northolt has previously said that the military flights will relocate to Benson, with a helicopter shuttle to and from Northolt, I'm hoping this includes the foreign VIP flights all coming to Benson, as well as the BAe146 ! We will find out shortly.
One can hope

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Re: runway closure

Post by big john » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:47 pm

Re-opening has slipped already, :whistle: Tweet from Northolt:-
"RAF Northolt will close to civilian flights at 1700 local time on 5th April for approximately 7 months for essential runway work. We aim to re-open on 11th November, although this is subject to change."
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Re: runway closure

Post by big john » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:42 pm

RAF Northolt will close to all fixed wing flights on 15th April at 00:01z until 31st October at 23:59z.
Open to Military helicopters and Medical Helicopters via ppr. All approaches will be visual. No ILS or PAR
Overflights will be controlled by London Control, unless open for a movement.
The first 146 departed at lunchtime for Benson.
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