Heidelberg airfield/Varkfees 30 Aug-1 Sept

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Heidelberg airfield/Varkfees 30 Aug-1 Sept

Unread post by FLYBOY OBD » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:20 pm

Hallo.Is there any information about special rules/notam for saterday 1Sept about the "fees" and aerobatics?Can one fly inn?
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Re: Heidelberg airfield/Varkfees 30 Aug-1 Sept

Unread post by pietmeyer » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:26 am

FLYBOY OBD wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Hallo.Is there any information about special rules/notam for saterday 1Sept about the "fees" and aerobatics?Can one fly inn?
I have also tried to find any NOTAm but nothing so far. Only thing I saw was that the skydivers are at 13h00 as specified on the varkfees website. Guess we will just have to listen carefully when aproaching
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Re: Heidelberg airfield/Varkfees 30 Aug-1 Sept

Unread post by FLYBOY OBD » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:08 am

The display will be done by Nigel Hopkins.Don't know the time.
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Re: Heidelberg airfield/Varkfees 30 Aug-1 Sept

Unread post by AWJ Cub Pilot » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:43 am

FLYBOY OBD wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:08 am
The display will be done by Nigel Hopkins.Don't know the time.
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Re: Heidelberg airfield/Varkfees 30 Aug-1 Sept

Unread post by Kevin McCormack » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:45 am

Event takes place at FAHG airfield Friday 31st August and Saturday 01 Sep, and It is believed that the airfield will experience increased activity during the festival, however airfield will be open for normal operations except for times of specific aviation related events e.g. Aerobatic display (14h45) and skydivers (13h00). Helicopter flips will take place fairly regularly and the chopper will be using paved area adjacent to the fuel facility for passenger embarking / disembarking.

Please would any pilots interested in flying in for the festival ensure they check NOTAM's for updates / timing of aviation activities and be advised that standard unmanned arrival procedures are to be adhered to.

FAHG frequency: 125.90
FAHG altitude: 5120ft
FAHG runways: 06 / 24 (1.2km excl extensions)
Parking available on grass opposite fuel facility where tiedowns are set into ground. Please do not park in front of hangars or on taxiways.

Typically aim to arrive overhead at 7200ft then descend on the inactive side of airfield for joining the standard left hand traffic pattern for whichever runway is in use. Circuit altitude 6100ft. Main windsock located near clubhouse buildings and secondary windsock located about 1/3 way along runway 06. Keep good lookout for chopper doing flips!!
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Re: Heidelberg airfield/Varkfees 30 Aug-1 Sept

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:11 pm

....any pics?
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