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Selection of Runway In Use

In accordance with Section 1 Chapter 8.12 Use of the Non-Duty Runway and Runway Change Checklist: ADC is responsible for the selection of the runway in use and runway changes after consultation with APC, provided that the runway most aligned into wind is selected, taking into account all the anemometer readings available.

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Handover Procedures

The relieving ATCO will plug in to the right hand instructors headset socket, the UT button will be selected and an inactive UHF frequency will be selected for transmission. The vacating ATCO will then depress the I/COM TX button as if making a transmission and detail the handover using the Acronym PRAWNS as detailed below:

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Tower – Handover Procedures

P Pressure
R Runway
A Aerodrome Aids
W Weather
N Non-Standard
S Strips/Situation

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Description of Aerodrome
Gibraltar Aerodrome

ICAO LXGB
ARP N36.09.04 W005.20.58
Elevation 12ft
Crash Cat UK Mil 4A ICAO/CAA/Canada 8 NATO 7 USAF 3 FAA E

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RW09
PCN
Threshold Elevation
Clearway
Strip
Shoulders

RW09 PCN 65 Grooved Asphalt
Threshold Elevation 10.6ft
Clearway 815m x 150m
Strip 1649m x 150m
Shoulders 46m

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RW27 PCN
Threshold Elevation
Clearway
Strip
Shoulders

RW27 PCN 65 Grooved Asphalt
Threshold 12.3ft
Elevation
Clearway 840m x 150m
Strip 1649m x 150m
Shoulders 46m

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Taxiway Physical Characteristics

Taxiway Alpha 19m Asphalt PCN 50
Taxiway Bravo 19m Asphalt PCN 50
Taxiway Echo 19m Asphalt PCN 50
Taxiway Charlie 19m Asphalt PCN 45
Taxiway Delta 19m Asphalt PCN 40

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Declared Distances 09 TORA

1680m

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Declared Distances 09 LDA

1529m

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Declared Distances 09 ASDA

1680m

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Declared Distances 09 TODA

2520m

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Declared Distances 27 TORA

1630m

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Declared Distances 27 LDA

1529m

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Declared Distances 27 ASDA

1630m

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Declared Distances 27 TODA

2445m

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Declared Distances – Revisions
In the event that the full runway length is not available for aircraft movements then the Watch Manager is to....

inform the RAF Duty Officer immediately. Fixed wing operations on the runway are to be suspended until the Aerodrome Authority has supplied revised declared distances and these figures have been passed and accepted by aircraft operators. Appropriate NOTAM action is to be carried out as soon as possible.

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Aerodrome Markings
2.7.1 Runway Markings

Black and yellow chequered runway end markings at sea walls
White runway centreline
White runway 1m wide sidelines
White displaced threshold markings 300ft (RW09) and 367ft (RW27) from sea walls
Yellow PAAG cable position disc indicators
White civilian touchdown zone markings 150m and 450m from each runway threshold
White civilian fixed distance markings 300m from each runway threshold
Yellow turning area outline markings at each runway end

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Taxiway Markings

Yellow taxiway edge markings
Yellow centrelines
Holding point Alpha on Taxiway Alpha
Holding point Charlie on Taxiway Charlie
Holding point Delta on Taxiway Delta
Holding Point Echo on Taxiway Echo

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2.7.3 South Military Apron Markings

Yellow apron edge markings

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2.7.4 North Military Apron Markings

Yellow apron edge markings
Blue taxiway strip edge markings

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2.7.5 Civilian Apron Markings

Yellow stand centreline markings
Yellow and black stand number designators
White MT route markings
White taxiway strip edge markings

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Aerodrome Lighting – Minimum Scale

Lighting Operating Category
SRA Approach/ Non Instrument Approach
Approach R/O
PAPI R/R
RUNWAY
Runway Edge (2) R/O
End / Sea Wall (2) R/O
Threshold (2) R/O
Wing Bars (2) R/R
Taxiway (2) R/R
Obstacle R/R
Standby Power O/O

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Lighting Faults - DAE Availability Mon – Fri 0800L - 1700L

Available on, or in the vicinity of the aerodrome, for defect rectification. Scheduled maintenance as directed by the MOD will also be carried out.

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Lighting Faults - DAE Availability Mon - Fri 1700L - 2300L

Mon - Fri 1700L - 2300L To be on standby to respond to an electrical
& emergency and be on the aerodrome within
Weekend and Public 30 minutes.
Holidays 0800L - 2300L

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Lighting Faults - DAE Availability At Other Times:

As directed by the RAF Duty Officer to be on standby to respond to an electrical emergency and be on the aerodrome within 30 minutes.

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Electrical Emergency?

A Total Power Failure, Failure of any Required Lighting or Road Traffic Lights or Barriers, or any Other Electrical Failure Affecting Safety.

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Lighting Failure – ATC Actions Failure of more than one bulb in one PAPI box

1. The PAPIs on that side of the runway are to be considered unserviceable but PAPIs left on
2. Aircraft to be informed which PAPIs are unserviceable

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Lighting Failure – ATC Actions Failure of more than one bulb in one PAPI box on both sides of the runway

1. PAPIs to be switched OFF
2. Further action to be taken as defined below for PAPI Failure

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Lighting Failure – ATC Actions Failure of one circuit of a Required Lighting System PAPI Failure

1. Aircraft to be informed
2. DAE to be called out
3. RAF Duty Officer to be notified 4. NOTAM action if rectification is not immediate

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Lighting Failure – ATC Actions Failure of more than one circuit of a Required Lighting System

1. Aircraft movements to cease unless approval to continue operation has been obtained from RAF Duty Officer
2. DAE to be called out
3. NOTAM action to be taken

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Runway Lighting

12 Uni-directional, post mounted red sea wall lights at each end of the runway.
13 Uni-directional, flush mounted, green threshold lights at each threshold
3 Uni-directional, flush mounted, green wing bar lights either side of each threshold
Low-intensity, flush mounted, white runway side lights every 300ft
Illuminated distance-to-run markers (IRDMs) every 1000ft at each side of the runway
3 amber PAAG position lights each side of the runway at the PAAG locations

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2.11.2 Approach Lighting - Runway 27

Strobe lights either side of the threshold
PAPI units either side of the runway set at 3 degrees, 31ft MEHT

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2.11.3 Approach Lighting - Runway 09

1 Yellow marker buoy with white flashing light at 1372m / 4500ft from sea wall on extended centreline
Strobe lights either side of the threshold, angled to coincide with the aircraft position on right base at 3nm from touchdown
PAPI units either side of the runway set at 3 degrees, 31ft MEHT

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2.11.4 Taxiway Lighting

Taxiway Alpha – green flush mounted centreline lighting
Taxiway Bravo – green flush mounted centreline lighting
Taxiway Echo – blue post mounted edge lighting

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2.11.5 Additional Aerodrome Lighting

Blue flush mounted edge lighting designating the RW09 threshold north and south turning areas
Apron Floodlighting on the civilian aprons under the control of the Terminal Management Authority
Apron floodlighting on the south military apron
LE58 portable lighting to mark temporary obstructions

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2.11.6 Non-Aviation Lighting

Strobe lighting, post mounted on the VON speakers, either side of the runway RW09 sea wall to warn shipping of aircraft movements
Marine obstruction lighting at western end of the runway
Marine obstruction lighting at end of south west PAPI pier
Floodlighting of WCA to aid pedestrian and vehicle control

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2.11.7 Aerodrome Obstruction Lighting Controlled From the VCR

ATC Standby TX
Fire Section
Met Tower

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2.11.7 Aerodrome Obstruction Lighting Controlled Externally

Spanish Radio Mast
27 Strobes and PAPIS
VCR Roof
09 Strobes and PAPIs
South Apron Fuel Vent
Civil Apron Flood lights
430 Mole Anemometer Mast
Victoria Stadium Floodlight Masts
Port Lookout Tower

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LE58s or floodlighting must be used to mark:

A. The position of military aircraft parked on a military apron, floodlights shall only be used in the case of D below.
B. Areas of bad ground on or adjacent to the manoeuvring area.
C. Temporary obstructions on or adjacent to the manoeuvring area.
D. Any engineering of aeroplanes must take place under full floodlighting.

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Aerodrome Lighting – Mandatory Display Periods
Aerodrome, threshold, approach and obstruction lighting is required to be displayed from 15 minutes before any aircraft ETA until 15 minutes after any ATD: BY DAY

By Day.
PAPIs to be displayed regardless of weather conditions. Other lighting to be displayed whenever the visibility is less than 8km and/or the cloud base is less than 700ft.

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Aerodrome Lighting – Mandatory Display Periods
Aerodrome, threshold, approach and obstruction lighting is required to be displayed from 15 minutes before any aircraft ETA until 15 minutes after any ATD: BY NIGHT

ii. By Night, 30 minutes after sunset to 30 mins before sunrise.
Irrespective of weather conditions, unless operational or exercise requirements dictate otherwise.

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Aerodrome Lighting – Recommended Display Periods
Lighting is not required to be displayed, but may be used at any time it is considered necessary:

1. At the request of Seville ACC or the Watch Manager.
2. When considered necessary by ADC.
3. To assist aircraft in locating the aerodrome, or to warn aerodrome users of impending aircraft movements.

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The Strobe Lights are to be switched ON at...

12nm for aircraft approaches. They are to be switched OFF as the aircraft passes 1nm unless otherwise required by the aircraft captain.

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The "Voice of Neptune" Strobes are to be selected ON....

prior to an aircraft arrival or departure in conjunction with the pedestrian traffic lights.

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The Military South Apron Floodlights are to be ON....

when aircraft are parked on the South Apron or when specifically requested by the RAF.

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The WCA Floodlights are normally switched on...

automatically by a photoelectric cell. An override on/off switch is located in the VCR. These lights are to be switched OFF after the WCA FOD sweep before an aircraft movement.

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Aerodrome Lighting - Opening Hours – With No Aircraft Movements

When flying ceases, after dark or in conditions of poor visibility, the Obstruction Lights, the WCA floodlights and required Apron lights are to be left ON.

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Aerodrome Lighting – Aerodrome Closed

When the aerodrome closes the Obstruction lights are to be switched OFF. The required Apron lights and the WCA floodlights are to remain ON.

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Aerodrome Obstacles
For comprehensive list see UK Mil AIP Reference.

Spanish Mast 314ft amsl. North side abeam RW27 threshold
Victoria Stadium Lights 117ft amsl. South side West of WCA
ATC Aerial 105ft amsl. North side East of WCA
Moorish Castle 557ft amsl.
Rock Gun 1352ft amsl.
Spyglass 1391ft amsl.
Queens Chair 1017ft amsl.