Out of hours movements are permitted by helicopters in accordance with the conditions and procedures below. ‘Out of Hours’ is defined as any time outside the standard Airport Published Hours (as published within the UK AIP)
To request an out of hours movement, please complete the details below. A response will be provided within 24 hours. If your movement is to take place within 24 hours, please call us on 0161 789 1362 and ask for the Duty Manager.
Rules for use of City Airport Out of Hours.
Use of the Airport outside published hours, is subject to compliance with the following conditions:
You must obtain prior permission from the Airport Duty Manager for each intended flight. You will then be advised of any restrictions in addition to those listed below. It is incumbent on the pilot to brief himself fully prior to the flight.
The aircraft must carry a serviceable radio. Blind radio calls must be made when entering the ATZ, Landing, Starting, and Departing.
The Aerodrome ATZ will not be in force outside published hours, therefore information relating to other aircraft or helicopter movements in the local area may not be known or available.
Emergency Police and Air Ambulance helicopter movements operate outside published hours. Priority must be given to these flights at all times.
No circuits or prolonged hovering is permitted on the Aerodrome without specific prior arrangement and permission.
The flight only be conducted in meteorological conditions as appropriate to the Aircraft operator and PIC/licence requirements.
Low over flight of built up areas around the airfield should be minimised.
Pilots must be aware that bird activity may congregate on the runways or manoeuvring area or be flying in the vicinity of the airfield. Other wildlife may also be present on the airfield.
Standard Landing Charges, plus Extension Fees and other services provided (ie Fuel) will be payable in connection with the flight(s) as published in the Airport Charges. Pre-quotation of charges is available by contacting the Airport Duty Manager on 0161 789 1362.
At least 3 hours notice prior to published airfield closing time must be given for requests to operate out of hours. Extension requests are not automatically granted and will be subject to sufficient staffing and other operational considerations as deemed necessary.
Cancellation fees will apply for a confirmed booking that is not otherwise cancelled within 2 hours prior to the published airfield closing time.
Methods of Payment
Cheque – Payable to City Airport Ltd
Account – Please contact City Airport Administration Dept. (Note this must be set up at least 30 days prior to any requested movements and is subject to approval)
Credit/Debit Card – Payment may be made during published opening hours.
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