The Airspace4All ADS-B traffic display trial going on at Manchester Barton Airfield can count at least one successful ‘save’ – an aircraft prevented from infringing the airfield’s Air Traffic Zone without a clearance.
The airfield operator reports, “Infringement of EGCB ATZ prevented by warning ADS-B equipped aircraft [G-XXXX], that it was approaching ATZ.
“This aircraft had transited the Manchester CTR, exiting the CTR in the vicinity of Lymm (approx 5nm SW of EGCB), and began tracking towards the ATZ with no comms established.
“As the aircraft reached Irlam, I proactively called [G-XXXX], advised that it was about to enter the ATZ and asked if he was inbound. [G-XXXX] entered an orbit whilst aerodrome information and TI (traffic information) was passed.
“Had this aircraft not had ADS-B then it would have likely entered the ATZ without aerodrome information.”
Click here for the Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) for the Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial at Barton