Pilot info

Here you will find all practical information for pilots flying at Herning Airport

Naviair VFR Flight Guide til EKHG

Operations manual

Before starting activities, the following must be agreed:

Track in use and the responsibility for correct laying in the signal yard
Active drop zone (DZ) / separation of activities
Mutual information about intensity and period for both activities

Normally, skydiving and gliding will be geographically separated via the asphalt runway and its extended center line. The glider’s operating area is north of the asphalt runway and can fly freely in this area without coordination.
The parachutists have two primary drop zones (DZ) (see Fig. 1):

DZ West + DZ East:
Box measuring 1 nm in the east / west direction and 0.75 nm in the north / south direction, located from the trench and resp. in the eastern direction (DZ East) and western direction (DZ West). Only one of these jumping areas can be active at a time.

The gliders can, as long as there are no jumpers in the air, move freely in the entire southern area under the normal rules applicable to Herning Airport.

When jumpers are fitted, gliders must not be within the active jumping area. It is the individual commander who is responsible for finding out whether the airspace is free, and for the jumpers it is the jump leader’s responsibility that there is no other traffic within DZ (See section 3.0).

When the mean wind direction is between 330 and 030 degrees and the mean wind speed is 8 – 10 kt or more, the parachutists will need to drop jumpers in the area north of the asphalt track. In this case, a special drop zone (DZ North) will be created which is active from the jumpers leaving the jumper until the last jumper is on the ground. During this time, this area must not be flown by glider and no game starts may be made. It is the commander who is responsible for ensuring that he does not fly through the active drop zone or start the game.

It is expected that per start, it will usually take a maximum of 5 minutes from the drop until the last jumper is on the ground. In the event that the parachutists need to maintain the drop zone for an extended period of time, this can only be done with the permission of the glider pilot.

DZ North is defined horizontally with the trench as the center in a radius of 100 meters and a sector with a spread angle of 25 degrees, and vertical extent on the south side of the asphalt track down to GND, and north of the asphalt track from 2000 ft AGL with unlimited height ceiling (see fig 2)

When DZ Nord is active, gliders must ensure separation to the zone, which in normal operation will not be a factor, but for safety reasons it is recommended to lay any. landing round extra far to the north, just as home flight to hangar from the east is not allowed if there are jumpers in the air.

Gliders can get information about any jumping activity by calling a jump leader or jumping plane at 121,000 Mhz. Alternatively, information can be obtained from Karup TMA at 120,425.
Before a glider flies into a jumping area, the commander must have become familiar with jumping activity and have a listening obligation of 121,000 Mhz.

The jumping aircraft reports two minutes before the drop at 121,000 Mhz, and gliders must seek out of the active drop zone no later than immediately thereafter. When the jumper has reported two minutes, the jumper must confirm this and ensure that there is no other traffic in the drop zone.

Springfly reports “Drop completed”, and jump leader reports “Last jump on the ground”.

The standard procedure for home threshing with a glider to EKHG takes place using a 3 km arrival ring, so that the pilot can dispose of his landing after completing the task without entering an active drop zone.
If an FAI assignment or record attempt is flown where the arrival ring is not approved and the glider pilot needs to cross an active drop zone, the glider pilot must coordinate with a jump guide or jumper of 121,000 Mhz, so that he has the opportunity to hold jumpers back until the glider is out. jumping zones.

The glider commander is responsible for making the jumper leader aware of the start and end of gliding activities, and the jumper leader is conversely responsible for making the glider commander aware of the start and end of parachuting activity.

The two activities must coordinate applicable standard procedures and any amended and special procedures by telephone. The jump leader is responsible for maintaining the listening obligation on his mobile phone and VHF radio, and with the gliders there will be a mobile phone in the take-off bus as the gliding leader is responsible for maintaining the listening obligation, which will normally be performed by the game guard. No obligation to listen on VHF radio can be guaranteed.

The jump leader has tel. No .: 51 60 60 64

The glider supervisor has tel. No .: 51 70 30 61

Alternatively, it can also be communicated on VHF Radio, 121,000 Mhz.

Before starting the day, either the airport manager or the pilot must call and make appointments and tell what is planned by the activity .:

With the glider club by phone: 9714 1703
The Model Flight Club on telephone: 4014 2243
With FSN Karup ATC on telephone: 9710 1550 local 3142 (Get a transponder code if necessary). Tell them that max height is 14,000 ft. They give a little free space if you smoke a little above the height.

All of the above are briefed at the end of the day. Either pr. radio or telephone.

Here are the local procedures for flying in Herning:

Before departure, a 2-way radio contact must be established at 121.00. Karup ATIS 120,575 can usually be reached on the ground for local weather and QNH if the office is not staffed in Herning.
Call Karup Approach (120,425) immediately after take off. Remember Karup TMA starts at 1500 ft., And remember that if you use lane 09 you will fly very fast into Karup CTR unless you immediately turn south.
2min are reported. to drop at 121.00 as well as 120,425. Continuous listening on these frequencies is maintained. Report if necessary. also out on the general glider frequency if there are many gliders in the area. Frq: 122,475
If there is a lot of local traffic at the airport, a call of 121.00 one minute before the drop is also recommended.
It is reported that it is dropped at 121.00 and drop complet is reported.
After the drop, the drop plane approaches the normal round of traffic if there is other traffic, and otherwise a descend can be planned directly to the final for the runway in use.
Extensive consideration must generally be given to the airport’s neighbors (noise), which is why climb routes must be varied and it must be avoided to fly over urban areas in the neighborhood.
All VFR rules must be followed, distance to clouds, etc.
The jumpers can land on the area on the south side of the road opposite the terminal building or east of the hangar, and south of the asphalt track. If it is to be different, it must be directly agreed with the other users on the day.

Attention to Dropzone DK and Herning Gliding Club

In case of parachuting, pay attention to the local procedure. Including placing your tailwind leg at least 2 km south of the course.

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