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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?
Posted by: Thomas Barry
Date/Time: 22/08/15 00:57:00

"As you seem so certain that is the cause for the early morning flyovers, please cite chapter and verse on (1) whether that is indeed the case for these flyovers and (2) whether there is any alternative from waking up hard-working people in what to many is the middle of the night."

1) Yes, see post below - Heathrow have been working on the ILS over the last week and presumably (I suspect for reasons connected to insurance and the validity of their aerodrome licence and regulatory obligations under their ANO) need to ensure that it's working correctly
2) No, because the airport uses its ILS for landing planes from 0430 to 0000 every day and a slow twin piston plane doing orbits on the glidepath would get in the way, possibly terminally

Personally I find the sound of a Piper Chieftain rather more soothing that the sound of tearing aluminium and exploding jet fuel, but YMMV.

Heathrow's CAA licence:

https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/375/20150303PublicLicencesAndMapsKToO.pdf

CAA conditions on ILS, note particularly references to maintenance from page 19:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP%20670%2023%20May%202014.pdf

'Localiser: part orbit 35 at approximately 6 nautical miles for both transmitters (1265).'

We're about 6nm away, I think, which explains why it seems to hover around here.



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Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 08:28:00 Jon Perry
   Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 08:52:00 Jane Beeston
      Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 09:05:00 Graeme Carter
         Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 11:25:00 Ian Wylie
            Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 11:56:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 12:58:00 Dave Robertson
   Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 16:47:00 Helen Bamberger
      Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 17:13:00 Ian Wylie
      Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 17:16:00 Bernard Allen
         Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 17:40:00 Gilbert Short
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 18:11:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 18:35:00 Bernard Allen
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 18:47:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 19:24:00 Tessa Russell
      Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?15/08/15 20:30:00 Bernard Allen
         Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?16/08/15 08:22:00 Bernard Allen
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?17/08/15 23:30:00 Jon Perry
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?21/08/15 20:23:00 Michael Brown
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?21/08/15 20:40:00 Dave Robertson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?21/08/15 22:07:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?21/08/15 22:43:00 Dave Robertson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?21/08/15 22:48:00 Claire Moran
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?21/08/15 23:28:00 Dave Robertson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Did anyone spot what type of aircraft was flying over Acton Green early hrs of 15-8-15?22/08/15 00:57:00 Thomas Barry
                  The Crazy World of Michael Brown22/08/15 11:13:00 John Whitworth
   And again tonight Fri/Sat 21/22 Aug21/08/15 23:59:00 Richard Jennings
      Re:And again tonight Fri/Sat 21/22 Aug22/08/15 00:41:00 Thomas Barry
         Re:Re:And again tonight Fri/Sat 21/22 Aug22/08/15 17:52:00 Richard Jennings

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