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The Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon
« on: June 10, 2010, 08:45:39 pm »
A bit late in posting this but a few Tuesdays ago whilst driving with a friend we noticed a plane, maybe a 737, that was flying incredibly low that was banking and then climbing. That is it was low enough that possibly it would have been coming in to land but this area is nowhere near any of the airports. Did we only witness this? Were there any reports on this?
 

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Re: The Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 09:51:33 pm »
i saw a 747 over the house on sat. really really low.

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brookmans park transmitter is a major uk air traffic control station/point for transatlantic flights and is known by pilots as

The Park.

not first date material but interesting non the less

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Re: The Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 09:36:24 am »
The Brookmans Park beacon is actually nowhere near Brookmans Park transmitting station and has no connection with it.

The beacon (visible on Google Earth I think) is off White Stubbs Lane, nearer Newgate Street than Brookmans Park. It's a circular object in a field, not very big at all.
 


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Re: The Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 08:23:28 pm »
good thing im not a pilot....

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Re: The Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013, 07:09:04 am »
I came across this in a Hertfordshire field while walking with a friend yesterday. Itís the Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon which helps pilots navigate. If your flight into London Heathrow has ever been stacked in a holding pattern itís possible you have flown over this. Itís seven kilometres east of Brookmans Park near Epping green in a field full of cows. You can see the planes navigating round it and over it on Flightradar24. With a parachute I could probably trim three hours off my home journey.
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Re: The Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 10:29:03 am »
I remember this being discussed some time ago on here

http://www.brookmans.com/forum/index.php/topic,2704.msg22070.html#msg22070

 

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Re: The Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 10:55:44 am »
I remember this being discussed some time ago on here

http://www.brookmans.com/forum/index.php/topic,2704.msg22070.html#msg22070



Thanks for pointing that out. I have merged it with the existing thread. 
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Re: The Brookmans Park VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio) beacon
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2013, 01:06:07 pm »
Yes I have used it dozens of times whilst flying. Essential piece of kit !
 

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