Visiting by Air - Pilot Briefing

Welcome to Solent Airport Daedalus

Sunset view of runway looking south

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.

For PPR Application External Hyperlink, please see Airport Contact Details below.

Solent Airport SMS and Aerodrome Manual

Opening Hours

Summer Hours  0900 - 1800 (local)
Winter Hours 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 to remain clear unless in good two-way communications with Fleetlands Information on Freq 135.70

All circuits are to the North of the runway. Warbird circuits to the South 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.

Temporary Operating Instructions & Warnings toi nats radar build echo taxiway.pdf External Hyperlink

Joining Information

Aircraft should 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.


Circuit Pattern and suggested Join

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.

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: Email:
PPR Application External Hyperlink Please contact the Ops department prior to arrival to discuss your handling requirements Fees & Charges 2017 External Hyperlink

Out of Hours Agreement External Hyperlink  External Hyperlinkand Prior Permission (PPR) Application External Hyperlink also mandatory

Fuelling Services

Solent Airport Daedalus offers both JET A1 and AVGAS fuel.

Current Prices

All prices exclude VAT

Fuel Type Price
Jet A1 0.7423 ppl
AVGAS 1.4018 ppl
Grade 15W50 Oil 5.63 per bottle

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 External Hyperlink should be submitted:

Important Notes