|Quoting Gpw55 (Reply 7):|
I see that there are several airports around the world changing the runway numbers. is this a redesign or is it because of the worlds axies changing?
The magnetic North pole is constantly shifting underneath your very nation making the magnetic bearings shift - in this case from 235degrees to 234 resulting in the requirement for a runway designation change.
If anyone is interested in en-route frequencies the Manchester area ones are:
& 119.525 Stafa and Trent sectors respectively for southerly departures and arrivals from the south up to FL195 (bold freq is used in quiet times when only one sector is required to operate the traffic). Sector coverage is Birmingham to Manchester
& 126.875 Manchester North Lower (FL165-) and Upper (FL165-195) sectors. North low is the standard freq with upper being used at peak times. This sector operates Leeds ins and outs from all directions except the east, MAN
deps to N/NE/E, LPL
deps to E/NE/N, MAN
arrivals from E/N/NE and the same for LPL
and Blackpool. Teeside and Newcastle arrivals and departures use this freq and in peak time use the upper sector only. Sector coverage is Manchester to Lake district and Blackpool to Leeds
133.800 Manchester East sector handles all traffic entering or exiting Manchester centres airspace from the east up to FL285. Coverage is from Leeds to midway across the North Sea. This frequency is used for North sectors also in quiet daytime periods and covers the stafa/trent sectors also at night (2200-0600 local).
118.775 is Manchester Sector 29 FL195-285 over the top of north sectors to 15 miles south of MAN
and 15 miles to the west of Blackpool. Deals with overflights in theses areas and in/outbound aircraft from teeside and newcastle with their respective descent/climb. Dublin arrivals and departures from the west
128.050 Manchester West sector, (FL195-) MAN
arrivals and deps from/to the west, Blackpool and Warton deps to the S/W/SW. Also Dublin arrivals and departures at lower levels.
133.050 Manchester IOM
(Isle of Man) sector (FL195-) Belfast and IOM
traffic. In quiet hours uses West frequency. At night both this and west use S29 frequency.