Solent Airport - COVID 19 Update 04th November 2020

Please see the advice given by the Department for Transport here External Hyperlink  for National restrictions and General Aviation.

In light of the Government’s advice on social distancing and gatherings of people regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the following changes are still being undertaken.

Please wear face masks when in the terminal building and use hand sanitiser upon entering

Cafe @ 05 and the Viewing Area adjacent to the Café are Closed until 2nd December 2020 or further guidance is recieved.

Our focus is to provide maintain a safe working environment.

The Airport Management has requested that in an effort to protect staff, no visitors will be accepted for visiting the Control Tower.

These changes have been implemented to protect both the public, our customers, and our staff and their families.

We sincerely hope during this uncertain time everyone can work together to stay safe, and would like to thank you for your continued support.


For further information please contact;

Martyn Francis, Airport Manager on martyn.francis@rca.aero

 

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 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.


Opening Hours

Summer Hours 0900 - 1800 (local)
Winter Hours 0900 - SS (local)
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
New Years Day Closed

Airport Extensions during daylight hours are available, in advance, on request.

Fuel Services

Solent Airport Daedalus offers both JET A1 and AVGAS fuel.

Fuel is available 0930(L) - 30 mins prior to closure

Current Prices

All prices exclude VAT

Fuel Type          Price  
Jet A1 £0.61 litre
AVGAS £1.26.5 litre
Grade 15W50 Oil £6.60 per bottle

All pilots wishing to purchase fuel should contact airport operations with requirements

Airport Technical Information

GPS Information ARP: 50° 48'53" N 001° 12'20" W
Airport Elevation +32ft AMSL
Radio Service 118.925MHz Lee Information
Fire Category Cat A2 
AIP Links: AIP Entry - EGHF External Hyperlink
AIP Aerodrome Chart - EGHF External Hyperlink
Solent Control Zone and Control Area Chart External Hyperlink

Information for Pilots

Solent Airport is situated within Class G airspace, aircraft may fly when and where they like, subject to a set of simple rules. Although there is no legal requirement to do so, many pilots notify the Air Traffic Service (ATS) of their presence and intentions, especially if entering the Aerodrome Traffic Zone, and pilots take full responsibility for their own safety, although they can ask for help.

Due to the level of ATS offered by Solent Airport we can only supply pilots in Class G with basic flight information service to support their safe flying and not instructions. 

 

Temporary Operating Instructions & Warnings

From 01st November 2020 we will be trialling a new circuit pattern as illustrated below:

Circuit 2020 External Hyperlink

Joining Information

Aircraft should remain outside of Fleetlands ATZ unless in good two-way communication with Fleetlands Information.

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. 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

Standard join is to remain West and outside Fleetlands ATZ:

Downwind for RWY05 or Right Base for RWY23.

Aircraft arriving from the North are suggested to join via either West Meon Crossroads VRP or Wickham VRP. Be aware that Fleetlands ATZ is located 2 miles south of Wickham VRP – frequency 135.700. For noise abatement after Wickham VRP head for the Titchfield Gyratory (marked on map above) maintaining clear of built up areas - for right base join, remaining south of the housing head for the south of the copse.

Arrival from the South, West and East

Aircraft arriving from the South, West and East are suggested to join via Spinnaker VRP, Calshot VRP or Cowes VRP. Be aware that Calshot VRP is located underneath Solent CTA which extends 2000ft – 5500ft AMSL.

Standard join is:

Left Base for RWY05 or
Downwind for RWY23.

Straight-In Approaches are subject to circuit traffic and AFISO workload. Standard joins are preferred. 

SQUAWK 4306 WHEN ON 118.925MHz – LEE INFORMATION

Noise Sensitive Areas

Due to the close proximity of residential areas it is essential for the airport to operate in a considerate manner. Please observe the noise sensitive areas as much as reasonably possible to help us maintain our good neighbourly relationship.

Please watch these video for the correct circuit pattern to avoid overflying residental and noise sensitve areas.

Runway 23 Circuit Video External Hyperlink 

Runway 05 Circuit Video External Hyperlink

Thanks to our resdient flying school, Phoenix Aviation External Hyperlink for kindly flying the circuit and providing the commentary. 

Circuit Pattern

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

No Practice EFATO's off Runway 05

Go arounds are to to be made in good time and to the right of the runway. Please be aware of the warbird circuit when active. 

Stubbington village is immediately to the West of the airport and the North Western adjoining boundary with Fareham is a noise sensitive area. These are highlighted yellow on the image above,

Departure

Engine power checks are to be conducted at: RWY 05 - South side of B2 hold or RWY 23 - North side of the E1 taxiway.

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 until over the Solent for noise abatement.

Parking

On grassed parking areas, it is the pilot’s responsibility to ensure that the ground is suitable to taxi over.

Control Tower 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: ops@solentairport.co.uk Email: corporate@solentairport.co.uk Email: finance@solentairport.co.uk
PPR Application External Hyperlink Please contact the Ops department prior to arrival to discuss your handling requirements Fees and Charges External Hyperlink

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

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

  • 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 External Hyperlink 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 External Hyperlink.
  • Suspicious activity, acts of terrorism or criminal behaviour are supported by Project Pegasus External Hyperlink 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