Getting to the F1 British Grand Prix Silverstone

Getting to the F1 British Grand Prix Silverstone

Getting to the F1 British Grand Prix Silverstone: F1 fan? The British Grand Prix gets underway from July 14-16 at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, located between the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. Here’s all you need to know to plan a mission to the three surrounding airports, Birmingham, Luton, and London Stansted. 

Birmingham Airport 

  • IATA: BHX
  • ICAO: EGBB
  • N 52° 27.2′ W 01° 44.9′ Mag Var: 4.2°W
  • Elevation: 341′
  • Pattern Altitude: 1000 feet AGL
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT uses DST
  • Located 106 km from the event location
Operational Information 
  • No overflight or landing permits are required for private flights
  • Non-Scheduled flights don’t require overflight or landing permits
  • It’s vital to manage slots in advance for aircraft inbound and outbound
  • There are no airport schedule restrictions
NOTAM

C3104/17 RWY 33 ILS RADIATING TO CAT 1 ONLY. 22 JUN 16:13 2017 UNTIL 31 JUL 23:59 2017.CREATED: 22 JUN 16:13 2017 

Accommodation

Hotels near Birmingham Airport:

  • Travelodge Birmingham Airport
  • Tri-Star Hotel
  • Elm Cottage
  • Gables Guest House

Luton Airport 

  • IATA: LTN
  • ICAO: EGGW
  • N 51° 52.5′ W 00° 22.1′ Mag Var: 3.6°W
  • Elevation: 526′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT uses DST
Operational Information 
  • No overflight or landing permits are required for private flights
  • A landing permit is required for non-scheduled flights
  • Non-scheduled flights do not require overflight permits
  • It’s vital to manage slots in advance for aircraft inbound and outbound
  • There are no parking restrictions
  • Great complement of FBOs
NOTAM

A1462/17 – ILS RWY 08/26 MAYBE UNAVAILABLE DUE WIP. DURING WIP RWY 08/26 WILLBE DOWNGRADED TO VISUAL RWY ONLY. SUBJECT WEATHER. MON-FRI 0630-1600, 03 MAY06:30 2017 UNTIL 31 JUL 16:00 2017. CREATED: 02 MAY 11:38 2017 A1172/17 – TWY BRAVO AND TWY ALPHA BETWEEN B1 TO A5 MAY AT TIMES BE REDUCED TO CODE C STRIP DUE WIP. DURING THIS PERIOD CODE D AND E AIRCRAFT WILL BE PROVIDED A FOLLOW ME WHEN REQUIRED. 04 APR 09:00 2017 UNTIL 01 JUL 05:002017. CREATED: 04 APR 09:29 2017 A1143/17 – AIRFIELD CLOSED TO ALL AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS DUE WIP. 0001-0530, 06 NOV 00:01 2017UNTIL 16 DEC 05:30 2017. CREATED: 31 MAR 15:26 2017

Accommodation

Hotels near Luton Airport:

  • Luton Hoo Hotel Golf and Spa
  • Icon Hotel
  • The Chiltern Hotel
  • Quality Skyline Hotel

London Stansted

  • IATA: STN
  • ICAO: EGSS
  • N 51° 53.1′ E 00° 14.1′ Mag Var: 3.3°W
  • Elevation: 348′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT uses DST
Operational Information 
  • No overflight or landing permits are required for private flights
  • Slot arrangements should be managed in advance for inbound and outbound aircraft
  • Non-Scheduled flights don’t require overflight and landing permits
  • There are no airport schedule restrictions
  • Dedicated FBOs offer excellent services for non-scheduled operators

Note:

A special request template is required for special fights.

A General Aviation Report (GAR) must be completed for both crew and passengers on a specific document in Excel format only.

For EGSS the most peak hours would be from 0600-0900, 1100-1400, 1600-1900 and 2100-0001. UAS can assist to obtain any slots required.

NOTAM

A2003/17 RUNWAY 04/22 CLOSED FOR DRONE FILMING. 15 JUL 02:25 2017 UNTIL 15 JUL 04:50 2017.CREATED: 15 JUN 16:12 2017 A1793/17 – ANY UNPLANNED ACFT PLANNING TO TRANSIT THROUGH OR DEPART/ARRIVE FM SITES WI THE LONDON STANSTED CTA/CTR BOUNDARIES MAY FIND THEIR SERVICE IMPACTED DUE TO CONTROLLER WORKLOAD ASSOCIATED WITH TESTING NEW ATC EQUIPMENT AT LONDON CONTROL (SWANWICK). AFFECTED CREW ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL LONDON TERMINAL CONTROL (SWANWICK) (02380 401 110) BEFORE COMMENCING THEIR FLIGHT TO OFFER APPROPRIATE FLIGHT DETAILS IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE CHANCES OF REFUSAL /DELAY IN THE AIR. 31 MAY 15:30 2017 UNTIL 31 JUL 23:59 2017. CREATED: 31 MAY16:03 2017

Accommodation

Hotels near Stansted Airport:

  • Ramada London Stansted Airport
  • Hilton Stansted Airport
  • Radisson Blu
  • Premier Inn Stansted Airport Hotel

Hotels near Silverstone Circuit:

  • Snoozebox Silverstone Hotel
  • Silverstone Guest House
  • Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa
  • Saracens Head Towcester
  • Kendal House
  • The Crown Hotel
  • Hotel Campanile Northampton
  • Hilton Northampton

For more information, or assistance getting to the F1 British Grand Prix Silverstone, contact dxb@uas.aero