Usage of Runway 2 at Night

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.

February  2nd – 4th
March  9th – 11th
April  4th – 8th
May  4th – 6th
June  1st – 3rd
July  6th – 8th
August  3rd –  5th
September  7th – 9th
October  3rd – 7th
November  2nd – 4th
December  7th – 9th

January  11th – 13th

It may be that unexpected maintenance work needs to be carried on dates other than those above and that work may not be carried out on the above dates due to unsuitable weather or work not being required.

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 10.30pm 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!