The above maps show the number of aircraft infringements during 2018/2019 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.