Pilots’ Information

Flying Abroad

When flying at Fairoaks to or from an airfield outside of England, Scotland and Wales the following apply.

Point of Departure or Destination Flight Plan Required Notice Required Borders Agency Notice Required Special Branch
Channel Islands
Yes
12 hours prior to ETA/ETD
12 hours prior to ETA/ETD
European Union
Yes
4 hours prior to ETA
n/a
Isle of Man
Advised to file
n/a
12 hours prior to ETA/ETD
Northern Ireland
Advised to file
n/a
12 hours prior to ETA/ETD
Southern Ireland
Yes
n/a
12 hours prior to ETA/ETD
Other countries
Yes
12 hours prior to ETA/ETD
n/a

Provided that the email is sent in time to meet the above notice periods the requirements to notify the Borders Agency and Special Branch can be met by completing a General Aviation Report and emailing it to the tower (see Contact Us), whether or not the tower is open, as long as the subject of the email is of the form:-

General Aviation Report – CTA – Registration – Date
e.g. General Aviation Report – CTA – GABCD – 18/08/16

for flights to or from the Common Travel Area (CTA) which comprises the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and both Northern and Southern Ireland

or

General Aviation Report – Registration – Date
e.g. General Aviation Report – GABCD – 18/08/16

for all other flights.

The requirements of the other airfield must also be complied with.