The above map shows the number of aircraft infringements during this year including the location and height of each aircraft infringement. It is imperative that infringements are reduced because of the safety implications, and to the delays caused to VFR/IFR inbound and outbound aircraft. Links to Controlled Airspace Hotspot Maps from previous years can be found at the bottom of this page.
If a pilot does infringe, a CAA Infringement Form must be completed.
Below are some tips which are helpful to ensure infringements do not occur:
- Never enter controlled airspace unless a positive clearance has been issued by Birmingham Radar
- Airspace transits are more likely to be accepted through the overhead in a SW-NE or W -E orientation, or at the extreme edges of the Airspace
- Always have an alternative plan in case transit clearance is not available
- Plan a route before flight by the use of ground feature and navaids
- Use the Birmingham QNH when close to Airspace. (ATIS frequency 136.025 or 0121 767 1260)
- Birmingham Radar can provide a service for aircraft close to/under the CTA, otherwise please squawk 0010