Solent Airport - COVID 19 Update
In light of the Government’s advice on social distancing and gatherings of people regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the following changes have been made to Solent Airport Operations.
Our focus in the short to medium term will be to provide essential services to Coast Guard operations, Military and Emergency Service aircraft as necessary. The airport remains open for all other services however, it anticipates the level of flights to and from the airport will reduced significantly as the travel rules take effect. To support the changing demands the operational establishment at the Airport will move to providing Fire and Rescue (CAT A1) and an Air Ground Communication Service with effect from this week. This information can be found in a published NOTAM.
The Airport Management has requested that in an effort to protect staff, all non-urgent visitors refrain from 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.
Martyn Francis, Airport Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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||0900 - 1800 (local)|
|Winter Hours||0900 - SS (local)|
|New Years Day||Closed|
Airport Extensions during daylight hours are available, in advance, on request.
Solent Airport Daedalus offers both JET A1 and AVGAS fuel.
Fuel is available 0930(L) - 30 mins prior to closure
All prices exclude VAT
|Jet A1||£0.7297 litre|
|Grade 15W50 Oil||£6.25 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
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
Temporary Operating Instructions & Warnings
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 ATZ is located 2 miles south of Wickham VRP – frequency 135.700.
Standard join is to remain West and outside Fleetlands ATZ:
- 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, 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
Circuit Pattern and suggested Join
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.
Noise Abatement Areas
Due to the close proximity of residental areas it is essential for the airport to operate in a considerate manner. Please observe the noise abatement areas as much as reasonably possible to help us maintain our good neighbourly relationship.
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 until over the Solent for noise abatement.
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: 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 and Charges|
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