posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 11:04 PM
It may have been someone flying in from outside the UK. The PC-12 is a pretty popular aircraft. As of June 2010, there were over 1000 flying. That
was two years ago, so there are probably quite a few more out there.
If the tower isn't monitored at night, they'll go to a system where the pilots control themselves. They'll make a "blind" radio call that they are on
approach, or what part of the approach they are in, to let anyone else in the area know there is another aircraft in the area.
I used to be involved in glider ops in Hawaii, and it would go something like this.....
"Dillingham in the blind, CAP hangar. Truck tow in progress left side of runway . Truck beginning tow."
That would let anyone who couldn't see the runway that we were using a truck to tow a glider into the air beside the runway, so they would be on the
lookout for it.
edit on 6/25/2012 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)