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Manchester Runway 23 Right?!  
User currently offlineFCA767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1736 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

To my amazement today when listening to the air traffic, manchester's runways have changed numbers ;-O , when did this happen? and i thought the MAG was 236 degrees last time I checked so even if it went to 235 it would be 24. Anyone able to help me.

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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

A couple of nights ago.

Adam


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Why have they actually changed them? Anyone know?


http://www.ringwayreports.co.uk/23-05_SW_060607.jpg

[Edited 2007-06-08 20:21:35]

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Quoting EK20 (Reply 2):
Why have they actually changed them? Anyone know?

Magentic variation change, it alters slightly every year, but there comes a time every few years when they actually need to re-designate the runways to compensate for the actual magnetic heading. Something along those lines.  Smile

The designation changed on Tuesday I believe  Smile




Lee



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Does this affect any systems? Do aircraft FMS/FMC's need to be updated?

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
Does this affect any systems? Do aircraft FMS/FMC's need to be updated?

I'm gonna guess yes, as ILS information usually incudes the course heading, so you can "home in" on it, I believe..

Maybe one of our resident pilots can explain in more detail??  Smile



Lee



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

FMCs are updated on a 28-day cycle, so the change will be incorporated into the next change (in fact, the date was probably selected in order to coincide with a change). The actual heading of the runway will only have changed by one degree, though the ILS courses will need to be updated as well, as well as the runway designators in the FMC database.


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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 5):
Maybe one of our resident pilots can explain in more detail??

In Non-aviation? I suggest moving it to Tech/Ops.  Smile


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