FlightDek wrote:The AIP entry is contadictory
1 AIRPORT REGULATIONS
c) Inbound/Outbound aircraft not in contact with Doncaster Radar are to monitor the Doncaster Radar frequency and squawk the listening code (6170).
a) Aerodrome is on the boundary of the Doncaster Sheffield CTR and beneath Class D CTAs (bases 1500 FT AMSL and 2000 FT AMSL).
All Sandtoft arrivals and departures are to contact Doncaster Radar on frequency 126.225 MHz for clearance through the Doncaster
My bold. Which is it? Do you need a clearance or can you use the listening squawk?
Not sure I see that as contradictory. You need a clearance to enter the CTR/CTA (as you would expect, so no surprise there). Furthermore, when you depart/arrive but when you are not in touch with them you should monitor and squawk. It's really what one would expect.
What surprises me slightly is that you are allowed to take off on 23 without having contacted, directly or through Sandtoft Radio, as you will be entering the CTR. Maybe it is because the centre of their runway is not actually inside, but I believe for other airfields on similar locations that some sort of coordination is the norm. But long live pragmatism
I couldn't see any reference to circuit direction, merely a reference to OHJ @1500 ft? But it would appear sensible, as long as you can avoid the village on the east side, that circuits should be on the east?
As I CFIT wrote:The AIP entry suggests that if you squawk 7010, you can fly in the part of the the circuit which lies within the CTR without a clearance.
Which part of the AIP entry suggests that?
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