Fairoaks Airport

Fairoaks Airport Information Pack: This guide is produced by Fairoaks Airport and is intended to supplement the information contained within the NATS AIP (National Air Traffic Services Aeronautical Information Publication).  The guide provides additional information on the local flying area, arrival and departure procedures plus details on operational planning assistance available at Fairoaks airport.


Flight Safety

Airspace Safety Initiative: This is a joint venture between a number of parties including the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and National Air Traffic Services (NATS). The site provides a range of information including guidance on London 2012 airspace, Air Traffic Services Outside Controlled Airspace and the use of GPS. The VFR Airspace Video Guides are particularly useful to pilot’s flying within the vicinity of London and Fairoaks.

CAA Winter Operations Guide: Provides a range of information to promote and improved understanding and best practice guidance and is suitable for both professional and general aviation pilots.

Fly On Track: This site is run on behalf of the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) and is part of the Airspace Safety Initiative. GASCo is a Charity that works to improve flight safety in all forms of general aviation. It is funded by the contributions of member organisations, pilots, aviation authorities and the public.


Licencing Information

CAP804: Civil Aviation Publication CAP804 is the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) guide to licensing and provides guidance regarding the rules and regulations surrounding UK pilot licensing.

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) & Civil Aviation Authority: New European legislation is to come into effect on 8th April 2012 which will affect the licence privileges of the majority of pilots who have licences issued by the CAA. These links provide access to the respective EASA and CAA sites providing the latest details.



Civil Aviation Authority Medical Department: The site provides a range of information including medical requirements, details for finding a local AME (Aero Medical Examiner) and helpful contact details. Details relating to changes in medical requirements due to the introduction of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations will be posted here.


Flight Planning

Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP): Provides a selection of information including United Kingdom civil aerodrome details, Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs) containing vital safety guidance, Notices to Airman (NOTAMS) and VFR chart publication dates.

Assisted Flight Plan Exchange (AFPEx): AFPEx is the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) system for filing flight plans. It is available to license holders and organisation that are registered and operating within the UK.

Flight Plan Form & Safety Sense Leaflet 20: Fairoaks tower is able to receive and file flight plans on behalf of pilot’s operating to and from the aerodrome. These may be submitted by email, by fax or in person. This form may be used which contains contact details for Fairoaks whilst Safety Sense Leaflet 20 provides a straightforward guide to completing the form itself.

General Aviation Report (GAR) & Operator Instructions: A GAR is required for flights inbound and outbound from the United Kingdom. Fairoaks aerodrome has a system which allows emailed GAR forms with the correct “subject” formatting to be automatically forwarded to the appropriate parties.

SkyDemon Light: Developed in conjunction with National Air Traffic Services (NATS), Sky Demon Light is the free to use version of Sky Demon. It provides a particularly user friendly capability to provide Notices to Airman (NOTAMS).

Out Of Hours Form: Online form for use when arriving or departing from Fairoaks out of hours. Movement details must be submitted before departure or after arrival. Any late or unsent details will be subject to a fee from Fairoaks Airport.



Met Office: The Met Office’s dedicated aviation service provides a free to use range of weather briefing services. The GetMet guide which is available for free download or to order provides a concise summary of the services available together with supporting definitions and decodes and is a worthwhile addition to every pilot’s flight bag.