Useful information for anyone interested in flying in and around Alderney.
Alderney is a popular destination for pilots wanting to undertake their first ‘foreign’ flight, as well as those with many hundreds of hours flying time under their belts. This page gives you all the information and links you need for an easy stop-over. While you’re here, why not take time to explore the island and enjoy a relaxing night or two away?
Alderney welcomes light aircraft. ATC will integrate you with our commercial traffic, ensuring that your visit is free of the delays and frustrations experienced at busier airports, giving you more time to explore the many delights of our island. Beaches and restaurants abound, with a good choice of accommodation, most of which are within walking distance.
Whatever the reason, fly into Alderney and enjoy that famous Alderney feeling which embraces you the moment you land…
Alderney hosts the ‘Island Air Races’, held annually in September, at which the British Air Racing Championship is decided. The races are organised jointly by the Alderney Flying Club and the Royal Aero Club. Contact the Alderney Flying Club for further details or visit www.flyalderney.com.
This is the closest Channel Island airport to the south coast of England. If routing via the Cross Channel routes or through France, it is only about 11nm across the water from the Normandy coast. With three operational runways, Alderney Airport is unique amongst the Channel Island airports. Landing fees are reasonable and most credit cards are accepted.
Visiting pilots must visit the Flight Clearance Office on arrival (adjacent to the Fire Station), where a self-briefing Flight Planning unit is available. High visibility jackets must be worn by aircrew when airside. Aircraft must carry insurance.
VAT-free AvGas is available from AEL (AvGas) and a duty-free facility operates from the cafe in the airport terminal.
Local taxis operate to and from the airport. Car hire is also available (a free phone facility is located in the arrivals area of the terminal building), so make sure you bring your driving licence with you.
Guernsey Border Agency (Customs and Immigration)
A full Customs and Immigration service is available during airport operating hours.
Alderney Airport is situated within and governed by the regulations applicable to the Channel Islands CTR (Class D airspace). ATC can offer IFR, VFR, and Special VFR clearances from and to Alderney. Details of weather requirements for VFR and Special VFR flight can be found in the UK IAIP, GA flight guides, and at www.cicz.co.uk.
Alderney Control Tower 822851
Flight Clearance 822551
Alderney Flying Club 823053
AEL (AvGas – 100LL) 824666 – www.alderney-elec.com
Tourist Information Centre 822333
Island Medical Centre 822077
Mignot Memorial Hospital 822822
Dental Practice 823131
Police Station 824999
Island Taxis 823823
A1 Taxis 07781 440121
Banks and foreign exchange
In Town : HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Alderney Post Office
At the Harbour : Mainbrayce Ltd
The Tourist Information Centre (in Town) 822333
Alderney Computing Flexi Centre (in Town) 824898
An Alderney flight chart can be downloaded from the Flying to Alderney brochure.
For general information concerning the Channel Islands Control Zone – Special VFR entry routes, the recommended VFR route from Solent CTA, fuel prices, operational hours, landing fees and local regulations – please check the UK IAIP and NOTAMS. We also recommend checking www.cicz.co.uk, which offers practical advice for GA pilots intended to visit Channel Islands airfields.