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    EDIT: Part 1 of this thread is found HERE

    Does anyone know if Harrington had an Outer Circle?

    I have searched the forum and can't find anything mentioned, apart from 'Contact Lighting definately not required', but that list seems to have a number of anomalies.

    Thanks for the help.
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    It had Drem MkII, so would have had the standard outer circle for that installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P Bellamy View Post
    It had Drem MkII, so would have had the standard outer circle for that installation.
    Some Drem Mk.IIs didn't have an outer circle, however they tended to be Coastal Command etc, where they wouldn't have a large number of returning aircraft. The entry in SD 161 usually states: 'Mk.II - no outer circle.'

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    Thanks PB

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    Quote Originally Posted by P Bellamy View Post
    It had Drem MkII, so would have had the standard outer circle for that installation.

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    GE had me convinced I'd found something, but as usual it turned out be nothing. boo.

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    Interesting plan on THIS web-page on Welford showing the Drem Outer Circle and approach lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canberra View Post
    Like Kebecker I also suspect that these lights may be raised for snow clearance, not every airfield clears snow like we do in the UK. As for putting the lights on to assist the snow clearance, do you know Ive never seen any station do that!
    It was common practise on all the airfields I have served on as an Assistant and as a Controller, that taxiway and runway omni's and uni's were switched on during snow clearance.

    As for the other question re high and low intensity lights, again back in my day, airfield approach lights had a high intensity lights, which you could adjust from 1 to 10 and also had a low intensity red T - non adjustable.

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    I came across this today with the headline "Leave the landing light on"

    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/De...ingLightOn.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Bishop View Post
    It was common practise on all the airfields I have served on as an Assistant and as a Controller, that taxiway and runway omni's and uni's were switched on during snow clearance.

    As for the other question re high and low intensity lights, again back in my day, airfield approach lights had a high intensity lights, which you could adjust from 1 to 10 and also had a low intensity red T - non adjustable.
    RAF Northolt still has its red T bar on the approach, to my knowledge the only RAF station that does these days.

    These days the brilliance adjustment is 1 to 5 on the desk and it's still practice to switch on taxiway, runway, threshold and end bar lights to help with snow clearance.

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    Just look what followed me home:





    The things people abandon at the roadside these days, it's just terrible...

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