Visiting by Air - Pilot Briefing
Welcome to Solent Airport Daedalus
Welcoming visitors all year round. We are a CAA Licensed aerodrome, located on the South Coast of England at Lee-on-the-Solent.
Operated by Regional & City Airports Ltd, Solent Airport boasts a beautifully maintained and newly resurfaced asphalt runway, 05/23, available for use all year round.
The airport, with close proximity to the sea, creates a picturesque approach to 05 as well as an easy join into the visual circuit.
|Summer Hours 01 March - 31 October||0900 - 1800 (local)|
|Winter Hours 01 November - 28 Feburary||0900 - 1630 (local)|
Airport Extensions during daylight hours are available, in advance, on request.
Airport Technical Information
|GPS Information||ARP: 50° 48'53" N 001° 12'20" W|
|Airport Elevation||+32ft AMSL|
|Radio Service||118.925MHz Lee Radio|
|Fire Category||Cat A1 (Cat A2 on request)|
|AIP Links:||AIP Entry - EGHF
AIP Aerodrome Chart - EGHF
Solent Control Zone and Control Area Chart
Information for Pilots
Fleetlands ATZ is located 1.5nm north east of the airport. Aircraft are advised to remain clear unless in good two-way communications with Fleetands Information on Freq 135.700.
All circuits are to the North of the runway.
Runway 05 - Left hand circuit
Runway 23 - Right hand circuit
Stubbington village is immediately to the West of the airport and is a noise sensitive area. This is highlighted yellow on the image below.
Please remain outside of Fleetlands ATZ unless in good two-way communication with Fleetlands Information.
It is suggested that base leg for Rwy 23 and outbound left turn off Rwy 05 is kept to no further North than the Solar farm which is situated 0.6NM North of the airfield.
Arrival from the North
Aircraft arriving from the North are suggested to join via either West Meon Crossroads VRP or Wickham VRP. Be aware that Fleetlands Air Traffic Zone is located 2 miles south of Wickham VRP – frequency 135.700. Suggested join is to remain West and outside Fleetlands ATZ to join either downwind for RWY05 or Right Base for RWY23.
Arrival from the South, West and East
Aircraft arriving from the South, West and East are suggested to join via Spinnaker VRP or Calshot VRP and then to Cowes VRP. Be aware that Calshot VRP is located underneath Solent CTA which extends 2000ft – 5500ft AMSL. Suggested join is either Left Base for RWY05 or Downwind for RWY23 from Cowes VRP.
SQUAWK 4306 WHEN ON 118.925MHz – LEE RADIO
Circuit Pattern and suggested Join
Engine power checks are to be conducted at: RWY 05 - South side of B2 hold or RWY 23 - North side of the E1 hold
RWY 05 - Fleetlands ATZ is to be avoided and pilots are advised to remain to the west of the disused railway line in order to remain
outside, unless two-way contact is made prior to entry on 135.700 MHz.
RWY 23 - Early turns are to be avoided for noise abatement.
On grassed parking areas, it is the pilot’s responsibility to ensure that the ground is suitable to taxi over.
Grass parking is between the blue tipped cones.
Pilots should keep a good lookout when taxiing and aircraft on the grass should give way to aircraft on the hard-standing.
Temporary Operating Instructions
Airport Contact Details
|General Aviation and PPR||Corporate and Charter Flights||Finance Department|
|Telephone: 01329 82 4748||Telephone: 01329 82 4748||Telephone: 01329 82 4751|
|Email: email@example.com||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Email: email@example.com|
|PPR Application||Please contact the Ops department prior to arrival to discuss your handling requirements||Fees & Charges 2017|
Solent Airport Daedalus offers both JET A1 and AVGAS fuel.
All prices exclude VAT
All pilots wishing to purchase fuel should contact airport operations with requirements.
Flying to and from the UK
Border Force Approval
Flights to/from EU Member States, Isle of Man & Channel Islands approved - Approval # CA119/15.
Inbound from the EU - GAR required - min 4 hours in advance of estimated arrival time.
Inbound/Outbound Channel Islands - GAR required - min 12 hours in advance of estimated arrival/departure time.
General Aviation Report (GAR) forms should be submitted:
- online via the AOPA website: www.aopa.co.uk or
- emailed to HMRC NCU at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- faxed to HMRC NCU on 0870 240 3738 (+44 1708 862521 from overseas
- Flights not meeting the minimum notice period will need prior approval from Border Force.
- Travellers from Non-EU member states, Channel Islands and Isle of Man are subject to the requirements of the EU Cash declaration scheme governed by EC Regulation 889/2005
- A Customs C9011 form must be completed if carrying a value of €10,000 or more, or the equivalent in other currencies. Further details about taking cash in and out of the UK .
- Suspicious activity, acts of terrorism or criminal behaviour are supported by Project Pegasus which is a Hampshire Constabulary initiative and should be reported in all circumstances either using the details on the link or via phone calling the Police on 101