Expert assessment at Ashcroft Airfield in progress until April
Ashcroft Airfield Updated: 08 Mar 2014 Click on RED (LAC FPM in-force)
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Ashcroft (EGCR) is an Unlicensed (not private) recognised Diversion Airfield
Air quality observations: Nothing to report at the moment
Lancashire Aero Club initiated legal action against Ashcroft on Christmas Eve 2011
This is one year after they had issued Ashcroft a Ransom warning on the 23 Nov 2010
LAC Dispute documents received.. 1330 / Dispute duration ... 3 years 3 months
LAC threaten to turn us from "planks to sawdust" ... LAC requests for 6 figure sums declined
The Lancashire Aero Club is banned from Ashcroft until 2030 (that's AD not PM)
LAC ... Court Hearing on 20 Feb, Crewe [no LAC legal representative present]
It would be fair to say that the LAC Committee members departed in a 'subdued' mood
A further 4 hour Hearing scheduled for the 7th of April
Every LAC member could be held liable for a successful claim
Recommendations of LAC disciplinary action were met with stunned silence.
Apparently the Committee had not been up front re: LAC status in documents.
LAC 'trolls' & 'jaw-droppingly rude' Committee members should note these legal requirements:
LAC ... Court Hearing on 07 Apr, Crewe [LAC legal representative unknown]
After the Feb reprimand, is the LAC Chairman still going to invite "all the LAC" to attend?
The LAC hierarchy has authorised the release of a considerable amount of derogatory and defamatory material regarding Ashcroft Airfield, to 200 pilots for 31/2 years ...
Main issues to be addressed
Full & prompt disclosure of all LAC 'hidden' Documents required in an up front manner
Some LAC evidence seems to have mysteriously vanished for: "one reason or another"
Integrity of the Lancashire Aero Club
Behaviour of Lancashire Aero Club members
Failure to moderate vexatious LAC Forum comments
Property Damage to Ashcroft by the Lancashire Aero Club
Release of defamatory material by the Lancashire Aero Club
Failure to Disclose Documents and be up front with information
Disciplinary issues concerning some Lancashire Aero Club members
Isn't it time that the LAC Committee exposed the 'cover-ups' and stop treating the members like sheep. In April, they're going to have to start telling the truth, like it or not
We advise anyone doing business with this organisation to exercise .. caution
LAC ... 20 years ago, a more responsible approach was adopted
LAC... Should the remaining members of the old 2010 Committee still hold their positions?
Flight Safety Issues
LAC ... Polite warning .... don't endanger our general public.
If any LAC pilot endangers our general public (as on 30.07.2013 with a 1 metre vehicle clearance) then we will regretfully have no option but to seek an injunction to ensure public safety
Ashcroft has taken legal advice (unlike the LAC Chairman) regarding LAC Pilots endangering or harming our general public. Flight Profile Monitoring is in force.
We have been advised by an Aviation Lawyer that we must respond to reckless acts
After consideration, from the person in charge of the aerodrome ...
The Commander will be told to 'stop' if his actions are likely to affect safety
iaw ANO 255, a Constable will be called for an Aircraft Document check
this will be followed by a report to I&ET CAA.
If any general public suffer any harm / trauma, we'll will refer them to LAC (LLP?)
Proportionate Risk: Mike Barnard (CAA) tells AOPA (Aug 2013) ... "if the pilot of a single seat de-regulated aircraft is fully aware of his own risks and is personally responsible for mitigating them; where the risk to society is small and the participants are fully aware of any risks involved, the level of intervention need not be onerous ... aviation regulators recognise their principal duty of care to the genuine uninvolved third-party""
LAC: CAA have stated that a 'reasonable flight profile' must be observed iaw Rule 5
The LAC (30.07.2013) Ashcroft low flying incident has set ‘alarm bells’ ringing at KHF:
LAC regularly execute low level overflights of the nearby village of Lowton.
LAC regularly fly ‘spiral’ descents over the 25Kv electrified LPL-MAN railway
Flight Profile Monitoring (FPM) will commence by the KHF IAWG, starting on 06 April.
> > > LAC FPM is also now in force at Ashcroft ... to protect the general public < < <
(1) The LAC Chairman is asked to ... comment on threatening behaviour (05 Feb)
(2) The LAC Chairman is asked to ... comment on failure to ensure safety (10 Dec)
(3) LAC members Committee assessment here .... Ashcroft response is here
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