Alderney Airport is situated within and governed by the regulations applicable to the Channel Islands CTR (Class [D] airspace.
Pilots can, depending on the weather conditions and the limitations of their licence, request IFR, VFR, or Special VFR clearances into and out of the Channel Islands CTR. Details of the weather minima applicable to clearances in the Channel Islands CTR may be found in the UK AIP (AD 2-EGJA-10).
A request to enter the CI Control Zone from outside controlled airspace must be made to Jersey Zone at least 10 (ten) minutes flying time before the Zone Boundary.
Detailed briefing material on Alderney inbound and outbound SVFR routes can be found at here.
The 'Fly to Alderney' information guide providing information about the facilities available to general aviation users is available to download at the bottom of this page. This guide is pre-punched and folds to fit either your Pooleys or you Jeppesen binders.
The main runway is equipped with low intensity lighting, with portable lighting being available on runway 13/31. The Alderney NDB (383.0 KHz 'ALD') and the modern LNAV and LPV GNSS instrument approach procedures offer the opportunity to practice instrument flying skills.
Once on the ground
Landing fees are very reasonable depending on aircraft weight and/or fuel uplift (most credit cards accepted). Full details can be found in section 4 of the Alderney Airport Fees & Charges, which is available to download at the bottom of this page. There are often special promotional deals available to visiting pilots, details of these can be found at Visit Alderney or FlyAlderney.com.
Hangar space is not available for visiting aircraft however tie-downs are normally available.
Visiting pilots are requested to visit the Flight Clearance Office on arrival (adjacent to the Fire Station), where a self-briefing unit is available, with a direct fax link to ATC.
Alderney Electricity Limited, the Alderney-based suppliers of duty-free and VAT-free AvGas, have made substantial investments to provide this service to private aviators and commercial aviation companies.
Alderney airport is 'Light Aviation Friendly' and open seven days a week. The airport hosts annual Island Air Races, held during September. The races are run jointly by the Alderney Flying Club and the Royal Aero Club, with the results counting towards the British Air Racing Championships.