Current NOTAMs for the Wellesbourne area:
Airfield status from 29 March 2021
It will be very important for many GA pilots to initially fly with an instructor on resumption of GA flying. As part of safely resuming GA activity, the CAA advises any GA pilot who has not flown for an extended period of time to take a check flight with an instructor before they resume flying as Pilot-in-Command
More info here: CAA Safety Notice - Resumption of Flying and Access to Instructional Flights
The Tower will be open providing AFIS and fuel will be available 10:00-16:00 BST daily. The Tower may stay open after 16:00 on weekdays to cover occasional jet traffic departures
The aerodrome will be unlicensed due to reduced RFFS staff, except where arrangements have been made
The Touchdown Cafe is closed and is planning to open on 17th May 2021 (Subject to Government restrictions based on the latest scientific data)
Latest Government guidance on GA flying here
Government advice on social distancing here
Visiting 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
- Fill in a Payment Slip with your card details or put correct money and slip in an envelope and place in the tower letterbox (Download here)
- If any of the above are not convenient then please telephone the tower with card details: 01789 842000
There is no access to the Control Tower
Receipts where required and QXC Forms can be posted through the Tower letterbox
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.
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
here or by
telephone on 01789 84200) (Mar
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
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)