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Gregg Donohoe

atc-discussion [NOTAM] Prestwick Procedures - Hours of Darkness

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Gregg Donohoe

Hello Everyone,

Meant to post this a while ago but now that I remember.

During the Hours of darkness at Prestwick:

- Runway 21/03 is closed for take-off and landings, except in the event of an emergency.

- Links M and N are closed.

- If Runway 31 is the active runway aircraft will enter the runway via R1 and Runway 21.

- If 13 is the active, traffic from Apron E will enter at Q and enter backtrack to line up Runway 13.

- Aircraft from Apron T, will enter the Runway at T and backtrack to vacate at either K or Q depending on which runway is in use. In the case of 13, aircraft will backtrack to vacate at K and re-enter at J to depart. In the case of 31, aircraft will vacate at Q to line up via R1 and Runway 21.

Hope these are useful in some way to the few of you that control Prestwick


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Michal Fira

The procedures at Prestwick during the hours of darkness have now changed.

Runway 21/03 can be used at anytime now, however it has been closed by NOTAM on and off for the last week or so due to WIP to Prestwick taxiway and runway lighting.

M and N can also be used at night now, however N seems to be pretty much permenantly closed by NOTAM.

Interestingly 13/31 is closed most evenings this month due WIP and 21/03 is being used.


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