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Stansted To Redesignate In December  
User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2561 times:

It will be 04/22 from Airac 0513.


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User currently offlineIanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Any body have any idea why the runway is being reassigned? Anything to do with future expansion?

Cheers,
Ian.



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User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

They redesignate runways every now and then as the magnetic heading changes over time. A while back LHR had 28/10 before they went down to 27/09.

Are any other airports due to change at the same time?

Cheers,
Noel.


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

I believe MAN is to redesignate soon; the date hasn't been announced yet. Presumably it will go to 05/23


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User currently offlineIanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Thanks for the info Noel, does anyone know how long STN has been 05/23 and if it was ever designated anything else?

Cheers,
Ian.



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User currently offlineGAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Interesting news... 04/22 sounds even worse for photography than 05/23!

Quoting IanatSTN (Reply 4):
Thanks for the info Noel, does anyone know how long STN has been 05/23 and if it was ever designated anything else?

Ian, as far as I'm aware the main runway at STN has never been anything other than 05/23. The two other wartime runways were 12/30 and 18/36 but these are obviously long, long gone! That said, the remainder of 12/30 forms the main taxiway into the stands on the northside. And a chunk of 18/36 still exists where it intersected the northerly end of 12/30 over at the northside.

Hope this helps,

Adam
www.adamrowden.co.uk


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Quoting NoelG (Reply 2):
They redesignate runways every now and then as the magnetic heading changes over time

I never knew this... but how does it change? North is still north, and everything else is still in it's relative position.



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User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 6):
I never knew this... but how does it change? North is still north, and everything else is still in it's relative position

It is a little confusing, if you followed magnetic north on a compass you wouldn't actually end up at the north pole, just somewhere nearby, and where you end up would change over time, but only slightly.
What may of happened recently is that Earth's magnetic field has moved by half of 1 degree but if that turns a runway heading from 244.5 degrees to 245.0 degrees then it will redesignate its runway from 24 to 25. Obviously this will only affect very few airports as a change from, say 240.5 to 241.0 degrees will not change the designation 24.

What is even more alarming is every so many hundred thousand years or so the magnetic poles flip over, meaning a compass would point South!


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Thanks Boysteve. Good explanation.

Consider yourself promoted to Mansteve.



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