Airfield Status

Fixed wing ops: OK OK    Helicopter ops: OK OK

Runway in use: 03, circuit direction: LH, closing at: 1800.

Information current as of 13:36 on 15/10/2018 (local).

Additional information

 New AFIS Frequency 122.705 MHz nw in use at Sywell

Mon 15th October 2018


Unofficial Met Observation 1300 04015KT 1500 RADZ BR  OVC003 10/09 Q1011

Met Warnings:- FG WARNING VIZ<600M MAY OCCUR. VALID 1300-1900

Helicopter Circuit ~ RH

RFFS Cat ~  2

Sunset ~ 1809

Warnings (See below for 2 Excel programme) ~  

1. All Fixed wing & Microlight pilots departing on runways 21R, 21L and 23 are requested to climb straight

ahead to 500 feet before turning

2. Sywell AFIS Frequency Change. Due to the change over to an 8.33 kHz frequency, Sywell Information will be 122.705 WEF 1st April 2018 Aircraft unable to comply will need to operate NORDO subject to an AFIS briefing. Aircraft that are NORDO will not be permitted to fly circuits or out of hours.

3. A Quadcopter will fly over Sywell Reservoir weekdays 1330-1440 max height 300' AGL

4. Drone operating inside the ATZ near Moulton and Overstone up tyo 400ft AGL. Fixed wing and helicopter circuits will be flown 03 Right Hand with integration.

5. New AFIS telephone number 01604 801630

6. Mon 1 Oct Rwy 03L/21R not available due to vehicle testing all day


8. New Grass Rwy 14/32 now marked, awaiting Licensing. AVOID the newly chalked part west of 03L/21R

9. Rwy 03L/21R New PERM Runway edge, threshold and touchdown lights installed. Exercise caution when turning or vacating this runway.

10. Revised Helicopter Joining Procedures. Heli ATZ Entry/Exit points now via "Heli East, Heli West, Heli Northeast"

NOTAMS. Pilots are responsible for making a more comprehensive check.

1.   Wellesbourne wef 29th Oct 2018 new freq/channel 124.030

2.   Coventry All instrument procedures and ATC services withdrawn. AFIS now available. Changes to RFF Category.

3.   Cranfield Frequency Change: Apri 1st 2018 APP-122.855, TWR-134.930, ATS-121.880

4.   Turweston wef 1st Aug 18 new freq/channel will be 122.180

5.   Enstone wef 1st Aug 18 new freq/channel will be 129.880

6.   Oxford wef 6th Jul 18 new freq/channel TWR 133.430 DIR 119.980

2 Excel Programme (Aerobatics may take place during AFIS hours 3nms radius ARP up to 5000' AGL UK AIP AD2-EGBK-1-5 Para 4e refers) No movements permitted during displays.) 


SLOT 1 1100-1120; SLOT 2 1300-1320; SLOT 3 1500-1520 (all times local)

Mon 15th Oct - Nothing Planned

Tues 16th Oct - 3 Waves of 4, No display 

Weds 17th Oct - Slot 3

Thurs 18th Oct - 1 wave of 4, possible display, Slot 3

Fri 19th Oct - 5 waves of 4, display 1630 (Time TBC)

Sat 20th Oct - Nothing Planned

Sun 14th Oct - Nothing Planned

Aerodrome Events

Please see the events page.


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