Cranfield announces new radar and withdraws ILS
Mar07

Cranfield announces new radar and withdraws ILS

Cranfield Airport has announced that it is constructing a new radar at the Bedfordshire airport, which will be the first on-site radar facility in 30 years. The radar from Easat Radar Systems Limited is part of a range of planned upgrades to the airport’s technical capabilities, to enhance operations and support the aviation research that takes place at Cranfield University. The airport management team says that construction of the...

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Global positioning system GPS jamming on the rise
Feb28

Global positioning system GPS jamming on the rise

Incidences of GPS jamming and spoofing appear to be on the rise and continue to threaten the safety of global air operations, a regulator/industry workshop has concluded. According to the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) there has been an increase in reports from airlines and other civilian pilots that they have been receiving incorrect data corrupting or crashing their navigation systems. Aside from the jamming of...

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VOR navigation in minutes
Feb04

VOR navigation in minutes

How to fly a VOR made simple! In this video pilot and YouTuber, Evan Luft demonstrates how to tune, and navigate, using a VOR as simple as possible! According to the influencer, VORs are an essential part of IFR flying, and can be very useful when flying VFR. New student pilots may find VORs confusing to begin with, however using one is much easier to understand after seeing it in action. While in flight, Luft tunes a VOR to show you...

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Open for business: Leeds East Airport RNP GNSS to be activated
Aug08

Open for business: Leeds East Airport RNP GNSS to be activated

Leeds East Airport invests in a required navigation performance (RNP) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) instrument approach. The RNP GNSS system is due to be activated on 10 August following approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The new instrument approach will enhance operations at the privately owned airport, which is the former Royal Air Force Church Fenton base, boasting a 1,800m runway and a newly built fixed...

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Northampton Sywell gets GNSS Instrument Approaches
Jan28

Northampton Sywell gets GNSS Instrument Approaches

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a set of GNSS (satellite navigation) instrument approaches to Sywell airfield near Northampton. The newly-approved procedures are some of the very few GNSS instrument approaches to a UK General Aviation airfield so far approved by the CAA, which has been criticised (not least by the Minster for Transport Grant Shapps) for the slow pace of approvals of GNSS instrument approaches, with...

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