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TOPIC: Aerodrome Beacons - Any Pictures? Any Information?

Aerodrome Beacons - Any Pictures? Any Information? 30 Jun 2011 22:51 #11

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Thanks Guys

I'll have to look up SD264and AP3236 now!

I'm still open minded about the actual arrangement at Oakington, since they could hardly be bothered to get the grass runways swapped for concrete ones I suspect the same lethergy was applied to producing a DREM/Circle type system - at least in May of 1941.

I'm still attracted to the idea that a pilot would not stray far from the lights of a runway having found it in the dark. If there was a circle type system you note that the pilot would not be more that 3-400 yards from the outer lights - equally with just a string of goosenecks I suspect he would stick just as close to that string of lights. In either case three miles still seems too far out to be a point on the circling on either system.

I'm going to scan the relevent pages from AP 129 and post them.

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James

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Aerodrome Beacons - Any Pictures? Any Information? 30 Jun 2011 23:41 #12

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OK

Here are the relevant pages of AP129 The RAF Flying Training Manual - 1937 reprint and studiously updated/amended in 1939 and 1950. So in theory a document that even in 1950 was being updated. OK the first 5 anyway

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Aerodrome Beacons - Any Pictures? Any Information? 30 Jun 2011 23:43 #13

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Aerodrome Beacons - Any Pictures? Any Information? 10 Jul 2011 17:30 #14

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Aerodrome Beacons - Any Pictures? Any Information? 19 Jul 2011 00:08 #15

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Hi Sailormoon

Thanks for that - Looks like an amazing beast!

I'm not sure what that would look like going off - I'll google the name and You-Tube it!

I'm nearly ready to produce 1941 landings at Oakington with Goose necks, Chance lights, Aircraft Landing Lights, in dry weather and fog. The Pundit light is the last one to model!

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