Current NOTAMs for the Wellesbourne area:
Airfield Status from 05 Jan 2021 until further notice
Aerodrome only available to based aircraft operating essential flights adhering to current Government restrictions, national infrastructure movements and the Emergency Services
No AFIS (Tower) or RFFS - Aerodrome unlicensed
Fuel available for based aircraft on Mon, Wed & Fri 10:00-16:00
The Cafe and Saturday Market are closed
There are Government restrictions on GA flying and training flights in England
For General Aviation (GA), this means that no leisure flying or Private Pilot training/currency flights permitted
Flying training organisations providing training for professional pilots, for the purposes of work, may continue to do so
GA flying for the purposes of work, where it is not reasonably possible to work or provide those services at home, is permitted. Instructors are permitted to fly to maintain required training or currency, but are not permitted to fly with students, with the exception of professional training.
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.
Latest Government guidance on GA flying here
Please observe social distancing measures at all times see here
New flexible use airspace is now in force to the west of Wellesbourne. 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 on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Please
obtain permission by
telephone on 01789
842000 (Or by E-Mail out of office hours
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 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
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)
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)