East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport is situated geographically between Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, with Loughborough 4nm southeast partly under the CTR. The M1 motorway transits the CTR north to south passing about 1nm east of the airfield, and the A42 running to the southwest from roughly this point. Ratcliffe power station is a prominent feature from any direction, situated about 3.5nm northeast of the airfield. The steam from the cooling towers can be seen many miles away.
We have a 2893m east/west runway, both ends linked by a parallel taxiway with various entry/exit points. Both ends are served by an ILS, (Cat3 ILS available on 27 only). The surveillance radar is a Marconi 511 primary radar, sited on the north side of the airfield supported by SSR normally provided from the CAA radar site at Claxby on the Lincolnshire wolds.
A wide variety of commercial traffic is handled at East Midlands such as scheduled, charter, business and cargo flights along with a busy flying school, an air ambulance helicopter and a small amount of privately owned aircraft.
East Midlands Airport, looking north east at approximately 2000’