UPDATE: Cardiff Airport no longer creating ‘prohibited’ airspace

UPDATE:

Cardiff Airport has issued the following NOTAM which details opening times for both the airport and the controlled airspace. When an ATC service is not available from Cardiff, parts of the airspace will be delegated to Bristol, while other parts will revert to class G.

The issue was highlighted by local pilots and mentioned during the FLYER Livestream.  Thanks to the CAA and Cardiff for resolving the situation promptly.

EGFF APP Hours of Service
Until 18 Jan 2021; SFC-FL105
Cardiff AD opening hours daily 0900-1800. Controlled airspace and radar 0730-2230 (excluding fatigue breaks).
Additionally AD, radar and controlled airspace open:
11 January 2215-2300
14 January 0045-0145, 1800-1900
15 January 1800-1845
16 January 1800-2115, 2345-2359
17 January 0000-0245, 1800-2015, 2200-2300
Outwith of these times, Cardiff controlled airspace reverts to class G, below altitude 6000FT west of a line 513948N 0025957W, 512218N 0030526W, 511625N 0030526W, 511407N 0031253W, 511024N 0031655W, 511010N 0031334W, 510512N 0031434W.
For penetration of controlled airspace east of that line or 6000FT or above, contact Bristol approach.
Opening hours may change at short notice.
In the event of an emergency call airport fire service TEL 01446712505 or airport duty manager 01446712600). •••

 

 

Cardiff Airport, one of the best ‘big’ airfields for General Aviation, has issued a Notam detailing reduced hours for both the airport and its radar service.

Unusually, even when closed, the controlled airspace will remain in place. Control of the airspace for VFR access is not being delegated, meaning that it effectively becomes a large prohibited area.

Q) EGTT/QSPAH/IV/BO/AE/000/105/5123N00310W022
B) FROM: 20/12/21 11:20C) TO: 20/12/28 23:59
E) CARDIFF AIRPORT AND RADAR PROPOSED OPENING HOURS

21 DEC 0715-1800
22 DEC 0900-1915
23 DEC 0845-1800,2030-2115
24 DEC 0900-1800
25 DEC – CLOSED
26 DEC – CLOSED
27 DEC 0900-1800
28 DEC – CLOSED

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE REMAINS ESTABLISHED H24. OPENING HOURS MAY CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE AND AERODROME AND/OR ATC MAY OPERATE OUTSIDE
THESE HOURS. AIRCRAFT ARE TO CALL ON FREQUENCY 125.855MHZ OR 119.150MHZ. IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CALL AIRPORT FIRE SERVICE TEL 01446712505 OR AIRPORT DUTY MANAGER 01446712600)
FOR OUT OF HOURS BOOKING MADE IN EXCESS OF 7 DAYS TIME, YOUR NOMINATED HANDLING AGENT OR AIRPORTS COORDINATION LIMITED WILL BE ABLE TO CONFIRM AVAILABILTY.

THIS NOTAM WILL BE UPDATED TO SHOW THE NEXT 7 CALENDER DAYS OUT OF HOURS AVAILABILITY.

Cardiff Airport

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