Flying and Pilot Information

(For operational use, refer to the NATS Aeronautical Information Service AD 2-EGTF-1 & AD 2-EGTF-2-1)


Fuel/Oil types: AVTUR JET A-1, AL48, AVGAS 100LL, Oil: 80, 100, AD80, AD100, 15W50.
AD category for fire fighting: RFF Category 2.
Capability for removing disabled aircraft: Limited facilities for the removal of
disabled aircraft.
Apron surface and strength: Main Apron, Surface: Asphalt
Taxi width, surface and strength: A: width: 10m, Surface: Asphalt/Concrete, B: width: 11m, Surface: Asphalt/Concrete, C: width: 10m, Surface: Concrete.

In Approach/Take Off Areas

Runway/Area affected Obstacle type Co-ordinates
06/Approach24/Take-Off Tree (x3): 104, *512043.76N 0003350.86W, 104, *512045.69N 0003353.54W, 170, *512113.22N 0003249.16W

In Circling Area and Aerodrome

Obstacle type Co-ordinates
Tower Block 333 *511907.54N 0003336.71W
Church 277 *512139.74N 0003207.25W
Mast 108 *512054.90N 0003335.31W
Aerial on Building 110 *512057.61N 0003344.71W

Runway Physical Characteristics

Designations RWY Number True bearing Dimensions of RWY (m) Strength (PCN) and surface of RWY and Stopway Threshold
co-ordinates RWY end co-ordinates THR Geoid undulation
THR elevation and highest elevation of TDZ of precision APP RWY
06 057.88° 813 x 27 Asphalt *512046.84N 0003346.80W — GUND ft THR 78 ft
24 237.88° 813 x 27 Asphalt *512059.66N 0003314.19W — GUND ft THR 76 ft
Slope of RWY-SWY Stopway dimensions (m) Clearway dimensions (m) Strip dimensions (m) OFZ
Remarks: Runway 06 threshold displaced by 53m due to bridle path 24 threshold displaced
by 13m due to footpath.

Declared Distances

RWY Designator TORA (m) TODA (m) ASDA (m) LDA (m)
06 813 873 813 760
24 813 813 813 800
Runway Approach Lighting Type Length Intensity Threshold Lighting Colour Wingbars PAPI VASIS Angle Dist from THR (MEHT) TDZ Lighting Length Runway Centre-line Lighting Length Spacing Colour Intensity Runway Edge lighting Length Spacing Colour Intensity Runway End Lighting Colour Wingbars Stopway Lighting Length (m) Colour
06 LI APAPI 3.5º LHS LI Red
Remarks: Taxiway edge and centre-line lighting
Runway 24 end lights are visible only for the last 150m of LDA. The last 3 runway edge lights are cautionary yellow.

Other Lighting & Power Supply

ABN/IBN location, characteristics and hours of operation: ABN flashing white.
Taxiway edge and centre-line lighting: LI Green centre-line, apron to Runway 06.
Secondary power supply/switch-over time: None

ATS Airspace

Designation and lateral limits Vertical Limits Airspace Classification
Fairoaks Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ)
Circle radius 2nm centred on longest notified runway (06/24) 512053N 0003331W (§)
2000ft aal/SFC
(Note 2)
A and G †
(Note 1)
4 ATS unit call sign: 
Fairoaks Information/Radio.
Language(s): English 6
 Local Flying Area see EGTF AD 2.20, Flight Procedures Note 1: Partly within London CTR Note 2: Part of the ATZ above 1500 ft aal is ceded to London Heathrow. Hours: See AD 2.18
† Refer to Section ENR 1.4 for Notifications.

ATS Communication Facilities

Service Designation Callsign Channel MHz
AFIS Fairoaks information
Winter: Mon-Sat 0800-1800 Sun, PH 0900-1800
Mon-Sat 0700-1700 Sun, PH 0800-1700
A/G Fairoaks Radio 123.425

Radio Navigation and Landing Aids

Type of Aid MAG VAR Type of supported OP (VOR/ILS/MLS declination) IDENT Frequency
NDB FOS 348 kHz
DME FRK Ch 35Y (109.85 MHz)

Local Traffic Regulations

1. Airport Regulations

a. First time visitors are requested to obtain a telephone briefing from the ATSU.
b. Pilots are responsible for the safety and conduct of their passengers whilst airside at this airport.
c. Not available to aircraft unable to communicate by radio.
d. Aerodrome is not available to weight shift microlights.
e. No circuit training permitted on PHs.
f. Aerodrome closed to all traffic on Christmas day
g. Due to planning restrictions, only four runway movements are permitted before 1000 (local) on Sundays. A similar restriction of only four movements also applies after 2000 (local). Pilots who wish to operate before 1000 or after 2000 on Sundays must obtain a runway slot from the ATSU having made the appropriate RTF call to the Fairoaks ATSU.

2. Warnings

a. A public footpath crosses the aerodrome close to the threshold of Runway 24.
b. Pilots are advised to exercise extreme caution when taxiing through the apron/parking areas due to reduced wing tip requirements. Pilots should satisfy themselves that they have adequate wingtip requirements whilst taxiing.
c. The aerodrome is frequently used outside the published hours of operation by both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
d. The grass areas are subject to waterlogging.
e. The helicopter landing site, marked with an ‘H’ immediately to the south of the aerodrome boundary is a private landing site and does not form part of the Fairoaks aerodrome.

3. Helicopter Operations

a. Approaches by helicopters should normally be made to the grass to the south of the runway. Subject to traffic, including taxiing aircraft, approaches may also be made to the grass to the north of the runway. Helicopters making an approach to the grass to the north of Runway 24 must avoid overflying the buildings in the north east corner of the airfield.
b. Helicopters which require an approach to the runway must state their intentions on first contact with Fairoaks Information/Radio.
c. Circuit flying, hover manoeuvre flying and use of the sloping ground and confined area by Robinson R22 helicopters is prohibited.

Flight Procedures

1. Circuits

a. Circuits variable.

2. Local Flying Area

a. Within a local flying areas (LFA) of 2nm radius, centred on the aerodrome (512053N 0003332W) and fillets to the east bounded by lines joining positions:
512211N 0003107W-512124N 0003001W – 512014N 0002925W – 512013N 0003032W thence anti-clockwise by the arc of a circle radius 2nm centred on 512053N 0003332W (aerodrome) to 512211N 0003107W and to the west bounded by lines joining positions: 512013N 0003633W – 512013N 0003800W – 512017N 0003602W thence anti-clockwise by the arc of a circle radius 2 nm centred on 512053N 0003332W (aerodrome) to 512013N 0003633W.

b. Flights without compliance with IFR requirements may take place subject to the following conditions:

i. Aircraft to remain below cloud and in sight of the ground;
ii. Maximum altitudes: 1500 ft QNH;
iii. Minimum flight visibility: 3km

Note 1: Pilots of aircraft flying in the LFA are responsible forproviding their own separation from other aircraft operating in the relevant airspace.

Note 2: Aircraft may approach Fairoaks from the southern quadrant, between the western and the eastern fillets, but must remain west of the M25 Orbital Motorway.

Note 3: Refer to section ENR 1.4 for Notifications.

3. Special VFR Clearance

a. Aircraft operating on a Special VFR clearance in the London CTR inbound to Fairoaks must not assume coordination has taken place so as to comply with Rules of the Air regarding penetration of an ATZ. Pilots are to make direct contact with the Fairoaks ATSU by RTF and notify their intentions. If this is not possible, aircraft must leave the Zone clear of the ATZ and route to Fairoaks from a Southerly direction, having made an appropriate RTF call to the Fairoaks ATSU.

4. Airways Flights

a. Procedures for Airways Fights. See EGLF AD 2.22, Flight Procedures, paragraph (d).
b. Departures outside of the opening hours of Fairoaks ATSU requiring airways joining clearance are requested to call the LTC Supervisor on 02380-401101 prior to departure in order to activate their flightplan and receive an airways squawk.