As a condition of granting planning the airfield was mandated to implement an aircraft movements system. To avoid issues associated with a manual system a fully automatic system is being developed.

This system uses a surrogate 'radar' system and ground based cameras to monitor the arrival and departure of all aircraft, whether they are based here or just visiting.

The 'radar' uses a series of ground stations that pick up the transponder signals from any aircraft in the area and through a technique called multi-lateration can work out the time, direction, location, height, speed on any aircraft.

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The ground based cameras work together to create a 'container' of information for each aircraft's movements which then can be displayed and analsyed.

Here is a 'radar' trace of a Bagby based aircraft arriving at the airfield..