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Information for Pilots

Brighton City Airport is the perfect destination from which to explore the south coast of England and with easy access to the A27, a fantastic handling service and hangarage for rental on both long and short term basis, you can rest assured that your experience will be nice and smooth.

Our friendly, hard working staff are on hand to help you before, during and after your visit to the airport and can arrange transport, places to stay and more to ensure all of your needs are met.

Whether you’re flying in to visit Goodwood, or to spend some time in the beautiful city of Brighton and Hove, Brighton City Airport really should be your number one choice. Not only is the aerial approach breathtaking, thanks to the wonderful countryside that is spread out below, but you are also able to avoid the busy airspace of London.

General Information for Pilots

Airfield Details – EGKA/ESH

Full airfield details can be found in the NATs e-AIP.  Use the link below:

When you have opened the link, click on the AD2 AERODROMES in Part 3 – Aerodromes on the left hand side of the screen and then scroll down to select EGKA SHOREHAM.

Air Traffic Control

Tel. +44 (0)844 225 4202
Fax. +44 (0)1273 467 370


ATIS (Automated weather information): 0844 225 4201
Email: [email protected]

Any aircraft not closed down on stand by airport closing time will be charged an additional fee. Information on this is available from the Airport Authority Accounts Department.

PPR Requirements

All visiting aircraft please telephone ATC, email or flightplan with the following:

Aircraft type
Departure airfield
All movements, including based aircraft strictly PPR between 0800-0900 Monday to Friday. Air/Ground (non ATC) service provided between 0800-0900.

Operations outside of the aerodromes published hours are subject to Aerodrome Authority approval and are subject to an additional fee.

Aerodrome Manual for Brighton City Airport Ltd

These three documents form the latest version (Rev 4.0) of the Aerodrome Manual for Brighton City Airport Ltd. The files contain important information regarding operational procedures, the safety management system and the emergency response plan for the aerodrome.

Part A – Technical Management and Procedures
Part B – Safety Management System
Part C – Emergency Response Plan

The Aerodrome Manual is available on application from [email protected]

Instrument Training

Please telephone Air Traffic Control on the day to book a slot. Bookings are taken on a first come, first serve basis.


Note to Pilots

Pilots please check current NOTAMS and AIP for up-to-date information.

Pilots wishing to fly in or out with dogs, please arrange this with our fire crew before the flight. Telephone number 01273 467395.

General Aviation Report

It is a requirement that all General Aviation flights inbound into the UK are notified by means of submitting a General Aviation Report (GAR) in advance of your arrival into the UK.

It is also a requirement to submit a GAR for outbound flights to the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and any destination outside the EU.

The General Aviation Report files you require can be downloaded here:

What you need to do?

Pilots and carriers are advised to download the GAR form, complete it electronically and send a copy by email to the national co-ordination unit (NCU) to send to Border Force or the police.

You should title your email: ‘GAR, airfield registration, name of airfield, postcode of airfield (if known)’. Please check the attached guidance before completing and submitting the GAR form.

Air Ground Procedures at Brighton City Airport

When obtaining PPR, pilots are to confirm that they are conversant with all of the points listed in the AGCS guide, and are prepared to operate under these terms.

Hangarage and Aircraft Parking

There are huge benefits to basing your aircraft at Brighton City Airport, with discounts available for resident aircraft. Hangarage is also available upon request. Read more about what we can offer you here.

Land at Brighton City Airport

Find information you’ll need for landing at Brighton City Airport, including PPR requirements, air traffic control details, routes & circuit patterns, plus other helpful information to make your landing safe and easy.

Customs & Immigration

Here you’ll find all the information you’ll need regarding customs & immigration at Brighton City Airport, including contact details for Sussex Police and the UK Border Force.