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Approach And Departures From 06/24 At MAN  
User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

I dont know if any flightdeck can help on here, but when a/c are on approach to runway 06 in fine weather, do you actually just head for Jodrell Bank for a visual approach? I was told that a few years ago, in the 1980's, pilots would navigate inbound by looking out of the huge Finefare supermarket in newcastle under lyme,with its green and orange cladding (voted one of the most hideous buildings in Britain), then proceed to Jodrell Bank near Crewe for a straight in approach. Is this right or is someone pulling my leg?

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Hi there,

I dont know how it was back in the 80's! I was just a few years old!

But nowadays visual approches got very rare! Well, at least at bigger international airports like MAN! Maybe 10% of all my approaches were visual approaches so far! but only because I flew to Greece or Spain airports where it is still the usual approach.

To MAN I think you get radar vectored ILS approaches in 99% of the time...


User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Info from a MAN local here.  Wink

Quoting CalAir (Thread starter):
I dont know if any flightdeck can help on here, but when a/c are on approach to runway 06 in fine weather, do you actually just head for Jodrell Bank for a visual approach?

That is still very much the case at MAN with regards to general aviation traffic (Cessna’s, Pipers etc.), in both directions. Now though they seem to come over Hilltop rather than Jodrell Bank.

With regards to commercial traffic this isn't the case, and like WILCO737 said, commercial aircraft get radar vectored to the ILS at most airports (including MAN). They are only left to their "own devices" at airfields where the ATC is not particularly great.

Hope that helped!


User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

As has been said, visual approaches at EGCC are very rare (I've never seen/heard one before actually).

About VFR, the reporting points when 06s are in use are Stretton, then Rostherne. 24s are Congleton, then Hill top/Woodford.


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