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Runway and other Upgrades

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Runway and other Upgrades

Post by big john » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:50 am

Maybe old news, but the following issued yesterday by the MOD.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/upgr ... esurfacing
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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by vulcanxl425 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:45 am

Thanks BJ for the MOD news regarding various improvements here for Lossie. Much of the information has already been known locally. Interestingly mention is made of a new Control Tower with many thinking that this had been shelved.Certainly this year the level of aircraft activity is much less due to ongoing work.
We shall have to be patient for a couple of years until fully finished :(
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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by Thunder » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:52 pm

The Control Tower saga has been ongoing since the mid to late 90's when plans were to move it to the area between the main runway and Southern taxiway in front of were the II(AC)Sqn Ops building is now.

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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by tomdotcom » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:19 am

Does it take 2 years to resurface a runway?

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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by Black Mike » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:27 am

I believe it's a lot more than just resurfacing. Taxiway work and strengthening works.

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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by Thunder » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:54 pm

tomdotcom wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:19 am
Does it take 2 years to resurface a runway?
Would take about 5-6 months just to re surface the main runway. However the work involved this time round is more substantial and includes replacing the runway sub structure along with taxiway strengthening/widening and hardstanding work. They’ll probably take this opportunity to re wire the lighting circuits as well. Bare in mind also that progress will be slower between November and March due to cold weather and dark nights.

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Post by Vulcanone » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:59 pm

Perhaps tomdotcom would care to research the time it took to re-surface Waddingtons runway, and remove (most) of the hump. And also take into account the fun surprises they found under it !

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Post by reheat » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:43 am

Where will the Typhoons go to whilst the work is carried out?
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Post by onemac » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 am

Well it's a fact that rumours of the hump removal have been doing the rounds for some time, as has the many published details of a new control tower and the strengthening/widening of the northern taxyway and of course the other rumour that the taxyway is staying as it is and all the large aircraft have to backtrack. Seemingly out of the blue came the news of the Boeing facility to be built and look how that's progressed: Click for link. Oh, and did you hear the one about the Reds moving to Lossie :thumbs:

Note that I started the post with "... it's a fact that rumours...

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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by Unknown74 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:06 pm

Has the runway work been delayed?

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Post by TARGET » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:57 am

Scottish Independence-everything moving south?

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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by Thunder » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:01 am

Isn’t due to start until Spring 2020, Kinloss first then Lossie.

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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by toom317 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:32 pm

onemac wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 am
Oh, and did you hear the one about the Reds moving to Lossie :thumbs:
They're not coming now Al. They wanted the white squares on the caravan painted red, and were told NO! :lol:
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Post by onemac » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:35 am

So that's spring 2020 for the runway works at Lossie with the P-8's coming to Kinloss first with all the infrastructure complete and ground services at Lossie with busses to Kinloss. Boy the MOD do like to do things the hard (expensive) way?
toom317 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:32 pm
onemac wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 am
Oh, and did you hear the one about the Reds moving to Lossie :thumbs:
They're not coming now Al. They wanted the white squares on the caravan painted red, and were told NO! :lol:
After a bit of bartering it's been agreed that the runway will be painted red, the taxiways white and the red squares on the caravan white and the white squares red! Lossiemouth is to be renamed RAF Red City - Ruby of the North.

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Post by Bluetail » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:06 pm

Interesting that Spring 2020 is being discussed on here as the start date for the runway works, when in the briefing given by the contractors in late October they stated a January 2020 start date.
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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by vulcanxl425 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:09 pm

NOTAM for Kinloss has airfield there closed till Monday 16 December 0900. Had thought that work would have been starting soon at Lossie but looks like as it's Spring 2020.
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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by big john » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:55 pm

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKx0u1KXsAY ... name=small
Lossie twitted the above picture which gives a rough idea of what and when.
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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by Jason36 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:51 pm

I have just been looking on Google earth and looks like a new big hangar has been built, anyone knows what that is for.

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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by Vulcanone » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:15 pm

The P-8s once they have arrived

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Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Post by Coull962 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:00 am

Charlie and Delta hard on the North side of the 2.3. Runway and the Eastern end of the Northern taxi way are fully cordoned off with red and white crash barriers. The first of the heavy plant has just been dropped off by low loader onto Delta. The remainder of the Northern taxi way down to Q is still open for QRA.

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