Current NOTAMs affecting the airfield:
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Wellesbourne is now strictly PPR
for visiting aircraft on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Please
obtain permission by
telephone or E-Mail :- 01789
the latest ‘Listening Squawks' graphic by clicking on the image below. The Squawk
code 0010 is allocated
for aircraft operating outside Birmingham controlled airspace and monitoring
Birmingham radar freq. This came into effect on the 1st September 2008. The
assignment of this code does not imply the provision of a radar service.
Please use this system if your routing takes you close to the Birmingham CTA/CTR.
*Updated: April 2018 *
The Airspace & Safety Initiative
Two new Airspace Avoidance Charts have been produced to highlight the proximity of controlled airspace around Wellesbourne and Snitterfield Gliding (Cable launching up to 2400ft AMSL all year round), this is part of a campaign to reduce the number of infringements in the area
Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield has
been voted the number one light aviation airfield in the UK for 2015 by AOPA
(The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association UK)
Christine Bell was present at Air Expo event at Sywell Aerodrome recently to receive the award on behalf of Airfield Manager Michael Littler, who was disappointed he was unable to attend in person.
Christine nominated Wellesbourne for the award and in announcing the winner the judges said "Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield has been successfully nominated for one of the AOPA Awards for Achievement and Endeavour, namely, the Best Aerodrome Award. This is awarded to an aerodrome that offers outstanding facilities and helpful service to residents and visitors alike.
Pictured below is Airfield Manager Michael Littler receiving the award from Christine Bell
(24 Jan 2014)
We ask all flyers using Wellesbourne
to read this document please. It details of the new CAP 797 that came into
force on April 1st 2013: CAP 797
Procedures PDF (March 2013)
In an effort to reduce the
growing number of infringements of controlled airspace around Birmingham
Airport, the CAA and NATS have agreed to amend the latest CAA
1:500k VFR chart to the
south of Birmingham: http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/1/Press%20Release%20Southern%20England%20(EGBB).pdf
A guide to transiting through and around Brize Norton is available here
Increasingly, the responsibility for
originating a Flight Plan and it's associated messages is being
delegated by ATC to aircraft operators.
Flight Plans should be sent using the new online AFPEx system, either with a personal
account, a Flying Club account or in the Control Tower (By prior arrangement)
http://www.myafpex.co.uk/ (NATS AFPEx training website)
http://www.flightplanningonline.co.uk/ (Account set up and login)