Iraklion, Greece HER/LGIR

Iraklion, Greece
HER/LGIR

VOR 27/Circling 09
VOR 27 steep glidepath 3.33 degrees.
Terrain & severe turbulence.

High terrain to West, South and East, also island 5nm North with spot height nearly 900 feet amsl.

APPROACH

There is high ground immediately South of the Runway 27 VOR/DME final approach. VOR 27 steep glidepath of 3.33 degrees but PAPIs are set to 3° on this runway.

RUNWAY AND AIRPORT FACILITIES

First 500m of runway 27 slopes up significantly. Parking stand markings can be difficult to distinguish in the wet at night.

TURBULENCE IN THE APPROACH, TAKE-OFF AND CLIMB-OUT AREAS

1. Exercise extreme caution as seasonal strong south-southeasterly winds of more than 20 KT prevail over and in vicinity of the airport. When these winds prevail, the following phenomena are observed affecting seriously the flight safety: a) Severe turbulence during final apch, in take-off and initial climb-out areas as well as along rwy 09/27. b) Wind direction varies from 150 degrees-190 degrees at the beginning of rwy 27 and from 170 degrees-210 degrees at the beginning of rwy 09. c) The south-southeasterly winds at their initial appearance are gusty.

2. Pilots are urged to volunteer reports of these phenomena to Tower or Approach controllers, so that the pilots of following aircraft can be warned.

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