Frequencies Available: Approach, Tower, ATIS
Runway 02/20: Max Length available 5,649’
Evening all, hope you are safe and well
As you know IFATC will be featuring home airports of controllers tomorrow and so I shall be opening Southampton on the South Coast of England. Depending on family stuff (keeping the kids sane and amused) I will try and be active at the following times as a minimum;
Morning: 2020-05-10T09:00:00Z → 2020-05-10T10:00:00Z
Afternoon:2020-05-10T14:00:00Z → 2020-05-10T15:00:00Z
Evening:2020-05-10T20:00:00Z → 2020-05-10T21:00:00Z
Southampton began operating in 1910, known then as Eastleigh Airfield. It was purchased by BAA in 1990 and grew as one of the vital regional airports in the UK. It was extremely easy to reach with close motorway connections and also Southampton Airport Parkway rail station which meant you could walk from the train into departures literally within a couple of minutes.
Destinations across Europe were also served including seasonal ski flights to Geneva in Switzerland.
Sadly, with the collapse of Flybe, Southampton has now lost 85% of it flight operations, but continues to hold a solid place in many flight enthusiasts hearts.
The Flybe Dash 8 Q400 was typically the largest aircraft operated at Southampton in real life, although A319’s were historically used on seasonal routes by easyJet and Vueling with departures from RWY02 performing a short back taxi to obtain full length.
Non Light aircraft arrivals on RWY02 will require a back taxi to vacate.
There are also a couple of GA gates available towards the North end of the airport
With no ground frequency available pilots are warned to be extra vigilant when pushing back and taxiing
Sadly Flybe no longer operates but these are some of the destinations served by Flybe either from Southampton, old seasonal routes or from other airports…
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For details on UK destinations being covered by IFATC check out the topic below