The Airport normally use only Runway 1 at night but Runway 2 is used at night when maintenance work is being carried out on Runway 1. This is programmed in advance. The future programme follows but due to Corvid and the dramatic reduction in aircraft movements, some of the programmed use of R2 at night will not be necessary.
November 3rd – 5th
December 8th – 10th
January 12th – 14th
It may be that unexpected maintenance work needs to be carried on dates other than those above.
Runway 2 is parallel to Runway 1 and about 500 yards South of it but is about a mile further away from Heald Green, so the aircraft will be higher than normal but 500 yards further South. The night period for this purpose is from 10pm until 6am, the following morning. Whether aircraft will be landing or taking off over Heald Green is determined by the wind at the time. Settled warm weather generally means easterly winds, which means that take-offs will be over Heald Green, just when you want to leave your windows open!