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Airfield status
Airfield open as per published hours:0930-1730 (0830-1630); or SS+30, whichever is earlier (and by arrangement)

Last refuel 15 minutes before closing time
See NOTAMS for weather closures and occasional night flying extensions
The Touchdown Cafe is open daily 09:00-17:00 BST (Hot food until 15:00)
Visiting aircraft strictly by arrangement - PPR form: here

Landing Fee payment methods

- Pay online here: (Preferred method)

- Pay by Bank Transfer with you registration as the reference:
 Account Name: Radarmoor Ltd
 Sort Code: 20-48-08
 Account No: 70268364

- Pay at the fuel pumps with a fuel uplift

If you have issues with any of the above, then please telephone the tower with card details: 01789 842000

There is no access to the Control Tower. Booking in will be done by tower staff. Booking out can be done on the radio on start up. QXC forms can be signed by tower staff, please knock on the door and wait for staff to meet you

When the Tower is closed, blind calls with intentions must be made on our frequency 124.030 and please make use of the Birmingham listening squawk 0010 and listen out on 123.980 when flying locally outside of the circuit area and outside of Controlled Airspace. Please avoid flying over local villages.

 

 

ICAO

 

 EGBW
 

FLIGHT PLAN/AFTN ADDRESS

 

 EGBWZTZX
 

ELEVATION 

 

 159ft
 

ARP

 

 521132N 0013652W
 

FREQUENCY

 

 124.030 - CALLSIGN:  WELLESBOURNE INFORMATION

 (DOC: 10 NM / 3000ft)

 

 

LOCAL NAVAIDS

 

 HON 113.65 VOR (171 10NM) 

 DTY 116.4 (275 18.4NM)

HOURS
Please check NOTAMs for temporary changes to ATSU/Fuel hours

 WINTER: Daily 0930 until Sunset + 30 mins, or 1730 (whichever earlier)  Winter night flying until 20:00 on Thursday by arrangement.

 
SUMMER: Daily 0930 - 1730 BST and by arrangement (unlicensed after 1730, no training, touch & goes or practice go-arounds permitted outside these hours) 

Prior permission is required online for all visiting aircraft

Drone operators require PPR by email to operate inside the Wellesbourne FRZ Download airfield FRZ map and restrictions here

 
*Wellesbourne Airfield accepts genuine emergency and precautionary diversions without charge per CAA CAP667 9.2 (c)

 

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE PROCEDURES  

Fixed wing circuit height: 1000ft QFE. 
RWY 36 & 05 LHC
RWY 18 & 23 RHC (See diagram below)
Standard overhead join at 2000ft, joining crosswind above the upwind end of the Runway or direct join if traffic permits, giving way to traffic in the circuit

Fixed-wing circuit diagram

Helicopter
circuit height 600ft QFE. Join low level at AD boundary, or join the heli circuit as shown on the diagrams linked below and aim for Heli  'E' or 'W'. Depart from 'E' or 'W' remaining at 600ft aal until clear of the circuit

Helicopter circuit diagram

Runway 05/23 closed Fri 16:00 (Local) until Sun 10:00 (Local), closed until Tue 10:00 (L) on Bank Holiday weekends, due to the market.

The villages of Wellesbourne, Charlecote, Hampton Lucy and Loxley are very noise sensitive and every effort should be made to avoid over flying these areas

Runway 36 departures: At the airfield boundary turn right onto a track of 030 towards the green roofed buildings and climb to 1,000ft QFE before turning crosswind.

Runway 36 arrivals: On left base, remain south of Loxley village and the outlying houses as shown on the circuit diagram

Runway 18 departures: Climb straight ahead and turn right crosswind to pass between Loxley village and Ettingley Farm, passing to the south of the small lake and houses

Runway 05 departures: After departure turn left onto a track of 030, avoiding Wellesbourne village

Noise routing map:  Pooley's Flight Guide here

An unlicensed 506 x 30m grass strip is located west of and parallel to the main runway 18 / 36. The grass is only available by prior arrangement. Simultaneous  operations with the grass strip and the main tarmac runway are not permitted

Radio Communication Failure Procedures - STANDARD RADIO FAILURE PROCEDURES APPLY AT WELLESBOURNE. UK AIP ENR SECTION 1.1, PARAGRAPH 3.4.2 REFERS. FIXED WING AIRCRAFT WILL JOIN FROM THE OVERHEAD AT 2000FT QFE, LETTING DOWN TO CIRCUIT HEIGHT ON THE DEAD SIDE, THEN JOIN DOWNWIND AT 1000FT QFE OBSERVING ANY LIGHT SIGNALS DISPLAYED. ROTARY AIRCRAFT SHOULD ARRIVE FROM THE WEST AND JOIN MIDPOINT DOWNWIND AT 600FT AGL FOR EITHER RUNWAY 18RH OR RUNWAY 36LH AND AIM FOR HEL 'W', REMAINING CLEAR OF ALL RUNWAYS AND FINAL APPROACH PATHS OBSERVING ANY LIGHT SIGNALS DISPLAYED. FROM 'W' AIR TAXI TO SUITABLE PARKING AWAY FROM ANY FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT. UK AIP EGBW AD 2.22 REFERS

Aircraft not fitted with radio equipment, not normally accepted

Touch and Go's are not permitted after 17:30 local time, except during winter night training sessions

Please avoid Snitterfield Gliding site, 4.5 miles north-west of Wellesbourne, where cable launching of gliders up to 2,400ft AMSL takes place all year round

Only one non-based aircraft at a time is permitted to operate in the circuit for approaches, booking is essential

Info for Drone operators here

 

 

AIRFIELD CHARTS



 

 

 



Rwy 18/36 fixed-wing circuit diagram


Birmingham Airspace Avoidance Chart


UK AIP Airfield Chart       


Noise Routes Chart

Runways Declared distances (SURFACE ASPHALT)  Figure in brackets includes additional unlicensed pavement

 Runway Length Width   TORA   LDA       TODA      

THR Elevation

QDM

   18  917m(1224) 23m(46) 917m(1224) 917m(1095) 917m(1283) 152ft 176 M
      36     917m(1224) 23m(46) 917m(1224) 917m(1046) 917m(1284) 157ft 356 M
  05 587m(609) 18m(46) 587m(713) 587m(671) 587m(961) 159ft 045 M
   23   587m(630)  18m(46) 587m(713) 587m(629) 587m(713) 156ft 225 M
 

FIRE AND RESCUE CATEGORY

 

 1
LIGHTING

 THR 18/36 HI
 RWY 18/36 HI edges. End lights red
 APAPI 18 (3) 36 (4.25)

 A/D Beacon: Flashing White Strobe
(On Control Tower)

 Note: 
Rwy edge lights are located on the outer shoulders of the Tarmac (46m) and not at the edges of the declared width (23m)
 

 FUEL

 AVGAS 100LL - 1.70p per litre plus 20% tax (2.04)
 AVTUR JET A1 - 1.10p per litre plus 5% tax (1.16)
 
 Available 09:30 until 15 mins before published closing time. Out of hours by arrangement. All cards accepted 
 (updated 05-01-23)

 

OIL  

ST80, ST100, W80, W100, MULTI, TURBINE (SHELL) 
80, 100, D80, D100, DM15W50
(TOTAL)

 

 

FLIGHTS TO/FROM EUROPE and beyond

 

Notification rules:
Arrivals: no later than two hours before departure from
the last destination before arriving into GB.

Departures: no later than two hours before departure of the aircraft from GB
N
on-EC flights or non EC Passports require 24hrs notice inbound and outbound by submitting a GAR  online using one of the following:

Submit a GAR on gov.uk

You may also use third party applications which have secure links to Home Office systems for the transmission of this information. Please note that third party applications may incur a service/membership charge. 
Gendec.EU (also known as CloudAviation www.gendec.eu)
OnlineGAR (www.onlinegar.com) 
SkyDemon (www.skydemon.aero)
RocketRoute (www.rocketroute.com)
Airbox RunwayHD (also known as Airboxaero www.airboxaero.com

You may also submit a GAR by completing and emailing the GAR electronically in an excel format to the National Co-ordination Unit (NCU):
ncu@hmrc.gov.uk 
and to Border Force:
 dutyofficer@homeoffice.gov.uk

The latest GAR form is available on GOV.UK.
GAR Form

  Guidance Website  Fuel Drawback Form

FLIGHTS TO/FROM COMMON TRAVEL 
AREAS (IOM, N.IRELAND/EIRE AND   THE CHANNEL ISLANDS)


Inbound and outbound 12 hours notice required by submitting a GAR online using one of the following:

Submit a GAR on gov.uk

Airbox RunwayHD (also known as Airboxaero www.airboxaero.com

Gendec.EU (also known as CloudAviation www.gendec.eu)

OnlineGAR (www.onlinegar.com) This third party application has collaborated to also send through GAR data received from SkyDemon (www.skydemon.aero)

RocketRoute (www.rocketroute.com)

GAR Form

Guidance Website   Fuel Drawback Form

FLIGHT PLANS  

File online using AFPEx or other planning software
(Most of our Flying Clubs have an AFPEx account or a personal account can be set up here


Flight Plans must be filed 1 hour before departure
 

 

CONTACT US  

 
 01789-842000(ATC related enquiries only)
 
tower@wellesbourneairfield.com (General/admin)
 

 

FAX  

 01789 470112 (Admin)

 

POSTCODE  

 CV35 9EU

 

 ACCOMMODATION  

 Charlecote Pheasant Hotel (1 mile) - 01789 279954
 Old Dispensary B & B  (1 mile) - 01789 470060 
 Arrow Mill, Alcester (10 miles) - 01789 762419
 Kings Head (1.5 miles) - 01789 840206
 Meadow Cottage (1.5 miles) - 01789 840220
 Glebe Hotel (5 miles) - 01926 624218

 

TAXIS AND HIRE CAR  TBK Executive Cars - 07771 622970 (Local Pilot)
 Main Taxis (Stratford) - 01789 414514
 Wellesbourne Taxis (Dawn 'til Dusk)- 07768 436662
 Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Leam Spa) 01926 885866
 https://www.nationwidehireuk.co.uk/
GENERAL VISITOR INFO

SatNav: CV35 9EU (Main entrance Control Tower Car Park on Loxley Lane)

Nearest Railway Stations: Stratford upon Avon 5 miles (Slow trains to Birmingham Snow Hill & London Marylebone). Warwick Parkway 8 miles (Fast trains to Birmingham Moor Street & London Marylebone. Leamington Spa 8 miles (Fast direct trains to B'ham Moor St and B'ham New Street (Country wide connections from here), Coventry, Manchester, Reading, Bournemouth and London Marylebone)

Motorway: M40 J15 A429 (London 90 mins Birmingham 40 mins)

Cafe: Open daily 09:00 - 17:00 (Terrace available with good views of aircraft)

Market: Saturdays and Holiday Mondays 08:30 - 16:30 (Entrance off A429)

Museum: Open Sundays and Holiday Mondays 10am-4pm (Entrance from main car park)

 

AIRFIELD BUSINESSES / FLYING   CLUBS

 
 

 Aeros  01789 470434 *
 Heli Air  01789 470476 *
 On-Track Aviation  01789 842777
 Touchdown Inn Cafe  01789 470575
 South Warwickshire Flying School  01789 840094 *
 Warwickshire Aviation (Maintenance)  01789 470225

* -Flying Lesson Gift Vouchers available

(See
LINKS page for websites & contact details)

 

 E-MAIL  

 tower@wellesbourneairfield.com

 

 AIRFIELD CHARGES (VAT incl)
Please pay online (Updated 10 Nov 2023)

Microlight (Not exceeding 450kg)

12.00

Fixed wing single (1 or 2 seats)

15.00

Fixed wing single (4 seats or more)

20.00

Fixed wing single turbine (e.g. C208, TBM7, PC12)

40.00

Touch and Go (Singles)

 7.50 

Fixed wing small twin  <2,500kg (e.g. BE76, C303, PA34, DA42, BE55)

30.00

Fixed wing large twin >2,500kg (e.g. BE20, BN2A, PA31)

50.00 

Touch and Go (Twins)

10.00

BizJets

60.00

Rotary piston   (eg R22/R44)

20.00

Rotary turbine (Single & Twins)

30.00

Overnight Parking (All aircraft)

15.00

Day Rate (By prior arrangement, weekdays only)

SINGLE 50, SMALL TWIN 60

Winter night flying session - based aircraft

30.00 (Visitors pay normal rates)

AFIS extension 45.00 (Double at weekends)
Fuel extension 40.00 
Fire Cover extension  80.00 (Double at weekends)

Runway lights out of hours

30.00 (Double at weekends)

  NO CONCESSIONS WITH FUEL UPLIFT