Infringement Statistics

2019 Controlled Airspace Hotspot Map

2018 Controlled Airspace Hotspot Map

The above maps show the number of aircraft infringements during each year the location and height of each aircraft infringement. It is imperative that infringements are reduced because of the safety implications, and  in addition to the delays caused to VFR/IFR inbound and outbound aircraft.

If a pilot does infringe then the CAA have created a form for completion, the link is here CAA Infringement Form

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.

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