PPR, Customs and Special Branch


The government has issued new guidelines for General Aviation: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-recreational-general-aviation/coronavirus-covid-19-recreational-general-aviation

Turweston Aerodrome is therefore open for flying under the conditions given below. 

Since 23rd March 2020 (the start of ‘lockdown’) Turweston Flight Centre Ltd has been rigorously following government and CAA guidelines for businesses and individuals. We will continue to do so throughout the lockdown exit.

Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers. We are doing all we can to reduce the risk of infection with the Covid 19 virus. Please help us by complying with all instructions and requests from our Company and staff.

We are very keen to welcome everyone back and ask that you bear with us as we all adjust to a new way of working.

Flying Operations

Flights of home-based and visiting aircraft are permitted under the government and CAA guidelines.

We will do our best to provide a full service including moving aircraft, refuelling and radio cover where it is safe and practical to do so.

Pilots wishing to fly hangered aircraft: Please give as much notice as you can. Let us know whether and how much fuel is required. Tell us when you plan to return so we can put your aircraft away.

Visiting pilots: Please email tower@turwestonflight.com or complete the PPR form  providing date of visit, aircraft registration, field of departure, ETA, ETD and refuelling requirements.

Fuel and landing fee payments: We would like everyone to call us before arrival with card details: 01280 705400 ext. 1. If we are busy please leave a secure voice message with the necessary information. Please include your telephone number. We will charge your card after services have been provided. If a receipt is required please tell us at the time of booking. Card details are destroyed once payment is received. We are not accepting cash.

Flight Deck Cafe

The Cafe is open for take-away food and drink. From July 4th it will be open for seated dining. For full information please visit the Cafe page.

Toilets

The toilets on the ground floor of Turweston Tower are open for use. Maintain social distance and please wash your hands thoroughly.

Welcome back - we look forward to seeing you!


Operations

  • Flying operations and general administration of the aerodrome are managed by Turweston Flight Centre Ltd.
  • Operational hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 18:00 or sunset (08:00 to 20:00 by arrangement), Saturday 09:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (last departure 16:00).
  • The Flight Deck Cafe is open every day. Hours are 09:00 to 16:00. Take-away food only during Covid 19 lockdown - please email, call or use the message section below to pre-order.
  • Office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00.
  • Prior Permission is required to land at Turweston Aerodrome. Please complete our PPR request form call us on 01280 705400 or email tower@turwestonflight.com.
  • Onward transport is provided by A&C Executive Cars, Tel: 01295 710808
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Runways

Turweston Aerodrome has tarmac and grass runways

  • These are designated 09/27 and 09/27 Grass respectively
  • The circuits are 09 - left hand and 27 - right hand
  • The 09 threshold is displaced by 157m and the 27 threshold by 99m
  • The tarmac runway is 1,256m x 23m with a declared distance of 1,000m between thresholds

Daytime parking is available and overnight parking can also be arranged. We are always pleased to welcome new arrivals and can provide permanent hangarage or parking - space permitting. Please contact us for more information.


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Customs and Special Branch
All pilots flying outside mainland UK are required to complete a General Aviation Report (GAR). The form can be downloaded below.
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Deadlines for GAR submissions

Non EU traffic: AT LEAST 24 hours prior to arrival

EU traffic: AT LEAST 4 hours prior to arrival

Channel Island Traffic: AT LEAST 12 hours prior to arrival

If you require guidance for completing the form please click here.

Pilots flying within the Common Travel Area (Ireland, Great Britain, Isle of Man, Channel Islands) should email completed GARs to NCU; the UK Border Agency at Luton; Special Branch, Thames Valley Police and EGBT here.

 

Completed forms for pilots flying OUTSIDE the Common Travel area should be emailed to NCU; the UK Border Agency at Luton; and EGBT here.

The UK Border Agency at Luton request that they are called on 01582 878700 or 07775 825682 to let them know it has been sent. GARs can be faxed to NCU on 01708 862521 and Thames Valley Police on 01865 555900.

 

Thames Valley Police Special Branch contact details are:

Address: Police HQ, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 2NX

Tel: 01865 555909



Local Liaison

We are keen to maintain a good relationship with our neighbours. If you have any questions about the aerodrome's operations or would like to make a comment please call us on 01280 705400 or email.