Transiting Birmingham Controlled Airspace
If you are a private pilot who has never flown near controlled airspace, the task can seem daunting at the first step. In reality it is very straightforward and very simple. Birmingham has no entry or exit lanes, but being in the Centre of the country and having various motorways in the vicinity, Birmingham has plenty of VRP’s in the area.
When flying in the vicinity of Birmingham use our Listening Squawk 0010 and tune 123.980.
To transit Birmingham’s controlled airspace you first require a clearance from Birmingham Radar, remain outside of controlled airspace and contact Birmingham Radar Frequency 123.980 to request a Transit clearance.
Depending on your routing Birmingham Radar may instruct you to contact Birmingham Tower Frequency 118.305. You may be instructed to hold at the EASTERN aerodrome boundary or the WESTERN aerodrome boundary depending on your route.
Click on the interactive VRP map to see a description and an aerial view our VRP’s.