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North Weald Airfield is easily accessible by road. It is situated approx. 2 miles south east from Junction 7 (Harlow) of the M11 Motorway and is signposted from the motorway roundabout and also off the A414 Harlow - Chelmsford Road. The airfield address is


North Weald Airfield

Merlin Way

North Weald

Essex

CM16 6AA

Flying into North Weald

North Weald Airfield has unlicensed hard and grass runways, and excellent travel links with central London via the Central Line from  Epping and the M11 motorway.


Operational hours: The Airfield is open from 08.30 – 19.00 local, or sunset + 30 minutes during the Winter operational cycle, whichever is the earlier. Please phone Operations on 01992 564 200 for details.


Radio communications: The air/ground frequency is North Weald Radio 123.525. The service will at times be upgraded to a Flight Information Service, call-sign North Weald Information, which will provide a basic service.


Runway availability: The main tarmac/concrete runway is 02/20. The crosswind runway 12/30 is often used for vehicle skid training, so if your require this runway due to the wind you must phone for a PPR to check its availability. Likewise, if you require the grass runway 02/20, phone to check its status in the Spring and Autumn after periods of wet weather.


Joining Procedures

All visiting aircraft must contact the Tower, The Squadron or the hangar they are visiting for PPR prior to arrival at North Weald. In addition, all pilots should be aware of the following requirements:


• Only aircraft fitted with serviceable radios and in effective contact with ‘North Weald Radio’ are permitted to use the Airfield.


• All pilots are reminded of the proximity of the Stansted TMZ in relation to North Weald Airfield, and must adhere to the procedures laid out in the Letter of Agreement. If the aircraft has a Mode S or C transponder, Mode C (ALT) must be switched on.


• Pilots may not communicate with North Weald Radio when outside the DOC of the station which is 10 nm and 3000 ft agl.


• Pilots must use the active runway and follow the appropriate circuit direction, unless for exceptional reasons permission has been given in advance by the duty Air/Ground Operator or there is a safety/emergency issue. Pilots with permission to use a runway other than the active must give way to traffic using the active runway.


• Joining traffic is requested to avoid over flying noise sensitive areas particularly North Weald Village, and airfield events.


• Run and breaks are permitted when the circuit is clear of other aircraft not below 500 feet agl.


• Pilots are reminded of the proximity of controlled airspace overhead at 1500 ft QNH and to the north the Airfield by approximately 1½ nm.


• Pilots are reminded that North Weald Airfield is situated close to airfields at Willingale, Stapleford and Hunsdon.


• A rule 14 exemption is in place at North Weald, and is renewed annually by The Squadron. With this in place formation landings are permitted providing the criteria as laid out in the exemption are met. Copies are held at the Control Tower and The Squadron club house.


• All pilots must book in/out at the nominated Reporting Point within The Squadron clubhouse, the hangar they are visiting, or with the Control Tower.


• Simultaneous use of multiple runways is not permitted, except in the event of formation landings under the rule 14 exemption.


Departures

Prior to departure, pilots must book out either at the Squadron or the Control Tower and either refer to the self briefing board maintained at The Squadron, or receive a briefing from the Control Tower or the hangar visited. All departures will be subject to the following criteria;


• Only aircraft fitted with serviceable radios and in effective contact with ‘North Weald Radio’ shall be permitted to depart from the airfield, with the exception of aircraft returning to their home base following radio/communication failure, and at the iscretion of The Control Tower.


• All pilots are reminded of the proximity of the Stansted TMZ in relation to North Weald Airfield, and must adhere to the procedures laid out in the Letter of Agreement. If the aircraft has a Mode S or C transponder, Mode C (ALT) must be switched on.


 • All departures shall be on the active runway, unless for exceptional reason permission has been given by the Control Tower, Duty Officer or General Airfield Manager. • Departing aircraft shall continue ahead until outside the airfield boundary to avoid conflict with events and activities on site.


• Pilots are reminded of the proximity of controlled airspace overhead and to the north of the airfield, and that the site is close to airfields at Willingale, Stapleford and Hunsdon.


Microlight Aircraft

Microlight traffic will adopt conventional powered aircraft joining and circuit procedures unless otherwise agreed with the Control Tower. The exception to this procedure is Saxon Microlights, who are based at North Weald and conduct ab-initio training.


Aircraft Weight Limits

The runways at North Weald Airfield are of design and construction which has a low weight-bearing capacity.

Pavement Classification Numbers (PCN)

The PCN rating for runway 02 is 7.

The PCN rating for runway 20 is 9.

The PCN rating for runway 12/30 is 5.

Only aircraft with an Aircraft Classification Number (ACN) equal to or less than the appropriate runway PCN are permitted to use the site without prior notification and special approval.


North Weald Airfield is PPR via The Squadron on 01992 524510.

PPR by radio may often be accepted but is not always guaranteed, especially on event days. Other useful telephone numbers are:


Control Tower: 01992 524740

EFDC Operations Office: 01992 564200

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