Operational hours0930-1730 (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 (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.
Airfield Christmas Holiday closures:
The airfield will be closed from 16:30 on 23rd December 2023 until 09:30 on 2nd January 2024
The Cafe will be closed on 24th Dec, 25th Dec, 26th Dec 2023 and 1st Jan 2024
New flexible use airspace to the west of Wellesbourne has been added. Birmingham CTA 10 (Class D) FL65 - FL105 & COTSWOLD CTA 18 (Class C) FL75 - FL195. Operational hours, weekdays 17:00 - 09:00 and all weekend plus Bank Holidays only. Please refer to UK AIP PART 2- EN-ROUTE CHARTS ENR 6-7 here (Nov 2019)
Updated information for Drone operators: Download here
Wellesbourne Airfield 8.33kHz conversion
Wellesbourne AFIS frequency has changed to a new 8.33kHz channel w.e.f. 29th October 2018
Wellesbourne Information has changed from 124.025 MHz to 124.030 MHz
Wellesbourne will no longer be able to accept non-8.33kHz compliant aircraft
Download a poster here
Wellesbourne is now strictly PPR
for visiting aircraft. Please
obtain permission online
the latest ‘Listening Squawks' graphic by clicking on the image below.
code 0010 is allocated for
aircraft operating outside Birmingham Controlled Airspace and monitoring
Birmingham Radar 123.980. 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 2019
The Airspace & Safety Initiative
A card has been produced by Birmingham 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
A guide to transiting through and around Brize Norton is available here
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)