It is with great sadness that we have been informed that the Wild Life Festival will not be returning in 2018. Disclosure and Rudimental are seeking a year off Wild Life to record albums which will be exciting news for all their fans we are sure. 

The event has proven a fantastic success and working with the event organisers, SJM Concerts, over the last three years been an absolute pleasure. We hope Disclosure and Rudimental bring the event back in 2019 but in the meantime, we’d like to formally thank everyone for being part of the event.

Wildlife Festival 2015 - Brighton City Airport

The concert was the first of its kind for a licensed airport and it has enabled us to reach out to a completely new audience.  Wild Life’s successful launch in 2014 was brought about by a great team effort and we are grateful to our airport team, the organisers, the council, airport businesses and local community for giving the event the opportunity it deserved.

Managing Director, Jonathan Candelon said: “It is sad to hear that we will not be having the biggest and best party in town on our back garden this year but hopefully we will the year after. Thank you to all of you that have supported us for this event, because without you it could not have happened”.  

We would like to thank everyone that has been part of the event and being part of its success over the years and we look forward to 2019 when the event will hopefully return.

UK Drone users to sit safety tests under new law

Drone users will have to take safety awareness tests under new measures to tackle irresponsible and illegal use of the technology.

The Government have announced future plans which will see UK Drone users take safety awareness tests before being allowed to operate them. The popularity of drones has risen rapidly in recent years with this Christmas expecting to sell more than ever. This has resulted in thousands of drone users flying them without any proper training. Drone technology is constantly improving making it more affordable and better to use for users. The introduction of a draft drone bill will be published next spring.

The new law will see owner of drones weighing more than 250g, have to register their drone and sit safety awareness tests in order to operate them in a safe environment. In addition, the bill will give police the right to ground or to seize drone parts to prove the device has been used to commit a crime.

National Police Chief’s Council lead for criminal misuse of drones, Serena Kennedy stated that “Police forces are aware of the ever increasing use of drones by members of the public and we are working with all relevant partners to understand the threats that this new technology can pose when used irresponsibly or illegally. Do not take this lightly – if you use a drone to invade people’s privacy or engage in disruptive behaviour, you could face serious criminal charges”.

In addition, regarding airports – The new regulations could see banning drones from flying near airports or above 400ft. Currently, the regulations applied is that drones weighing more than 7kg can’t be flown above 400ft, and they must always be in the pilot’s line of sight.

For more information regarding Drones and operation use at Brighton City Airport, please feel free to contact us or view our page online – http://flybrighton.com/find-us/contact-us/drone-safety/



Drones Safety

With over 100,000 drones being sold during Christmas last year, this year is even predicted to sell more. Whilst getting a drone for Christmas would make a great present, a lot of people will be flying them without applying the proper information and rules that are presented. The popularity of drones in recent years has resulted as a huge safely problem to airports. Flying a drone close to an airport can lead to damage or danger to planes when flying. In July this year, a number of flights had to be diverted from Gatwick due to a drone.

Our aim is to spread the message of drone safety to help prevent accidents and delays. Whilst drones are great fun and have many benefits, please remember to apply the rules and use it in a safe environment! Check out an article on a guide to drone safety and for more information – http://3dinsider.com/drone-safety-uk/


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Shoreham pilot becomes youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbird display team

Beth Moran, a 20 year old from Horsham West Sussex, took to the skies over RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.
The F16 combat jets are in the UK as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations and will fly this coming weekend at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Watch the BBC’s coverage of her experience here:

Beth as been learning to fly as part of a ‘Fact Not Fiction’ documentary film. She has completed her Private Pilot’s License (PPL) with Sussex Flying Club and has been experiencing a whole spectrum of all things ‘aviation’.

The  USAF  Air  Demonstration  Squadron  (“Thunderbirds”)  is  the  air  demonstration   squadron  of  the  United  States  Air  Force  (USAF).  The  Thunderbirds  are  assigned  to   the  57th  Wing,  and  are  based  at  Nellis  Air  Force  Base.

Fact  Not  Fiction  Films  producer  and  former  British  Airways  Captain,  Tristan   Loraine  stated: “We  have  numerous  leading  partners  working  with  us  on  the  project,  these range from Bose to Garmin, all innovative and world famous brands. To have Beth fly with the Thunderbirds, legends in aviation history, is truly remarkable.”

Beth’s first solo film has had over 500,000 views globally and can be found online here: https://vimeo.com/171463309

You can follow Beth’s experience on Facebook.



New office space now available in the Grade II Listed Terminal building at Brighton City Airport

We have four recently refurbished offices available in the Grade II listed Terminal building.  The space available is perfect space for a small business or someone that needs to move their business out of the home or garden studio.

Perfect for start-up businesses

It’s not just the space that makes these offices perfect but the tenancy terms too. Once you move into the office (s) you will be asked for just three month’s rent in advance, after which you’ll be able to give as little as one month’s notice should you need to leave for any reason.

The rooms have been priced competitively despite 2 offering incredible views of the airfield. TOffice space, Brighton City Airporthe business centre is located on the first floor of the main terminal building, above the Hummingbird café, a popular venue for networking events and business meetings.

Iconic building popular with businesses and visitors

Brighton City Airport is the oldest continuous licensed airport in the UK. The iconic Art Deco terminal building, has appeared in photo shoots, TV drama and films. The attractiveness of the airport is no secret, there are over 60 businesses based on the site; among them including Gearooz DJ Suppliers, Northbrook Metropolitan College, Gochers laundry, John and Ginger online beauty store and FTA, a leading commercial pilot school.

The main terminal has been updated over the years and been adapted to meet current business needs. The rooms available for rent have all been redecorated and updated so all you need do is move in.

Location, location, location

The location of the airport also offers great links to road, cycle routes, rail and buses – perfect for staff commuting to work.

The airport is on two bus routes, near a train station and offers easy-access to both the A27 and A259.

The airport is equidistant from nearby Brighton and Worthing. There are a number of plans for economic regeneration for the Greater Brighton, Worthing and Adur area with £48.73million of Local Growth Fund to be invested in the coming year. These key projects expect to attract £700million of private sector investment into the region. Never has there been a better time to make the most of the space at the heart of this region.

Function rooms and a fantastic restaurant

The restaurant is popular with tourists, locals and those that want an ideal location for a business breakfast or meeting. Where else can you relax and enjoy a drink or bite to eat whilst sitting within stretching distance of helicopters and airplanes?

There are two function rooms for catered or un-catered events and bookable space in the restaurant itself.

For all Business Centre enquiries including the latest prices, please contact Christine Smith, call: 01273 467373 email: reception@flybrighton.com

Grade II listed Airport Hangar to be restored its former glory

Just as an exciting venture will end at the Airport, a new one will start. Just days after the final day of Wild Life Festival, restoration work on the airport’s Municipal Hangar will commence   The Municipal Hangar is a Grade II listed building and interestingly the restoration work will commence almost exactly 102 years […]

Public Consultation on the Airspace Change Proposal concerning the Introduction of Improved GNSS Instrument Approach Procedures

23rd February – 18th May 2017

Welcome to the consultation for the proposed instrument flight procedures.

The airport is required to carry out this consultation in accordance with the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s guidelines (Document CAP725, available from the CAA website, www.caa.co.uk).

We hope that you find the consultation document informative and welcome your feedback on the proposal.

The links to the document, feedback form and summary report are below: