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Farnborough International Airshow 2016
HELICOPTER OPERATORS GUIDE
HELICOPTER OPERATORS GUIDE FIL 2016 MARCH 2016
Section 1 INTRODUCTION 1-2
1.1 Farnborough International Airshow 2016
1.2 Reference Documents
1.3 Permission 1.4 Contacts
Section 2 HELIPARK LOCATION 3-6
2.1 Map of the Airfield 2.2 Location of Helipark
2.3 Map of the Helipark
2.5 Physical Characteristics
2.6 Ground Handling
Section 3 OPERATING INFORMATION 7-10
3.1 Helipark Operating Hours 3.2 Bookings 3.3 Payment 3.4 Landing & Handling Fees
3.5 Landing & Passenger Information 3.6 Fuel
3.7 Conditions of Use 3.8 Insurance
3.10 Knee Pads
Section 4 ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE INFORMATION 11-15
4.1 Radio Frequencies, Callsigns & SSR Codes
4.2 Arrival & Departure Information
Section 5 FORMS
Booking Form 1 (Domestic Passenger Manifest)) 16 Booking Form 2 (International Passenger Manifest) 17 Booking Form 3 (Operator Booking Form) 18
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SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 2016
The northside helipark will operate from Monday 11th July to Thursday 14th July 2016. Any helicopter movements for the Exhibition on Friday 15th July will be dealt with as if a normal TAG Farnborough Airport movement.
Separate arrangements will be made to allow pleasure flights to operate at the airport during Friday and for the public days of Saturday and Sunday.
1.2 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
This document is for information and advice and does not replace any of the regulatory publications that have been used in its preparation. Because of the advance publication date, some of the reference documents may have been the subject of subsequent amendment and operators are advised to check with the current issue of reference documents.
The documents used to produce this guide are:
• United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
• Relevant UK Notam Supplements
• TAG Aerodrome Manual & Safety Management System Manual
• NATS Supplementary And Temporary Operating Instructions For Farnborough International
This helipark does not form part of everyday operations at Farnborough airport so permission for this temporary facility and the associated Air Traffic Control procedures is granted by the Civil Aviation Authority.
TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1252 379002 - Ops
Farnborough Airport Tel: +44 (0) 1252 379005 - Bookings
Farnborough Fax: +44 (0) 1252 518771
GU14 6XA email: [email protected]
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NATS Tel: +44 (0) 1252 526021 - ATC Ops Manager
Farnborough Airport Fax: +44 (0) 1252 526024
Farnborough email: [email protected]
FROM MONDAY JUNE 27 2016
Farnborough International Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1252 854786 - Flight Ops
Show Centre Fax: +44 (0) 1252 854785
ETPS Road email: [email protected]
FROM MONDAY 11 JULY 2016 Helipark Reception Centre Tel: +44 (0) 1252 526846 Fax: +44 (0) 1252 526848 Manager – Steve Gray email: [email protected]
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SECTION 2 - HELIPARK LOCATION AND FACILITIES
2.1 MAP OF AIRFIELD
2.2 LOCATION OF HELIPARK
The Helipark is located north of the main runway adjacent B taxiway.
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2.3 MAP OF HELIPARK
The FATO is located on Grass Area 5, 170m north of runway 24 threshold markings.
Grass taxiways will be short cut from each end of the FATO with holding points J and K identified by white lines parallel to the FATO.
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Direction FATO + Clearway TODAH RTODAH LDAH
FATO 24 100 + 57m 157m 100m 100m
FATO 06 100 + 190m 290m 100m 100m
Position Ordnance Survey Reference
154261 485862 Lat - 51° 16’ 51.5”N Long - 0° 46’ 13.1”W
Elevation 212ft amsl.
FATO Direction 24/06
2.5 HELIPARK PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS There are 3 clearly marked passenger gates situated on grass to the north of the Bravo taxiway. These are identified as H1, H2, & H3. These will be used for the loading and unloading of passengers. The grass area adjacent the main terminal apron, to the north west of the landing pads will be used for helicopter parking. 2.6 GROUND HANDLING
Once helicopters have arrived at Farnborough under the control of Farnborough Tower, pilots
will be directed to the Helipark by Farnborough GMC and self manouevre to the gate. Once the
helicopter has safely positioned on the gate, the pilot should gives the ‘thumbs up’ to the
Handler, who will then assist with passenger disembarkation.
Once all passengers are clear, the Handler will indicate ‘all clear’ to the pilot who should then
contact Farnborough GMC for parking or departure instructions.
Reception staff will greet passengers in the Reception Centre and ensure that passengers match
the manifest for that particular helicopter. They will liaise with FIL Exhibition Services to ensure
that vehicles are available to transport passengers to the Exhibition Site.
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2.7 FACILITIES Parking Helicopter parking is available on the grass areas adjacent the Helipark. Pilots should advise on the initial handling request whether they will require parking. Fuel Jet A1 is available from TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd. An area of North Apron will be set aside for all helicopter fuelling. Rotors running fuelling will be allowed. Pilots should advise on the initial handling request whether they anticipate requiring fuel. All fuel uplifted will be charged to the Credit Card number supplied with the initial handling request. Reception Centre A Reception Centre will be located landside of the helipark gates. The centre will be staffed by TAG Reception staff who will tend to the customers’ needs. Restroom facilities will be available in the Flight Safety International building next to the Reception Centre. Pilots Pilots wishing to park and stay at the airport while their passengers visit the Exhibition will be able to use the rest facilities provided by Flight Safety International in the building next to the Reception Centre. Cars Courtesy cars will be supplied by FIL Exhibition Services who will transport passengers to and from the Exhibition Site.
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SECTION 3 - OPERATING INFORMATION
3.1 OPERATING HOURS
The Helipark will be operational from 0715L to 1900L (0615Z to 1800Z) hours on Monday 11th July to Thursday 14th July 2016.
Due to the location of the helipark under the flight display line, operations will be suspended during
the flying display. Display times are as follows;
Mon 11th July 1330L to 1600L (1230Z to 1500Z)
Tues12th – Thurs 14th 1415L to 1645L (1315Z to 1545Z)
There will be opportunities for limited operations during the flying display. Two gaps of five
minutes will be created in the display programme each day;
Monday – 1415 & 1515
Tuesday to Thursday – 1500 & 1600
If known in advance these departure slots should be requested on the initial handling
request. As a minimum, pilots should request a departure slot when they arrive each
morning to allow a suitable space in the flying display programme for that afternoon to be
All handling requests should be made through TAG Ops email using FI FORM 3 at the end of this Guide.
Email – [email protected]
Fax - +44 (0) 1252 518771
A valid credit card number should be included with all handling requests. This credit card will also be used to pay for any fuel purchased at Farnborough. By providing this card number you grant TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd permission to use this card for payments associated with the use of the FI2016 helipark only.
On confirmation of handling request TFA will issue a unique PPR Number which will apply to the arrival & departure of that helicopter. An invoice will also be sent for payment taken by credit card.
When booking, please advise whether FIL courtesy cars will be required to transport guests to the Exhibition Site.
All landing fees must be pre-paid by credit card before a handling request is confirmed.
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VAT is payable in addition to the fees detailed below, and will be calculated at the rate prevailing at time of payment. VAT invoices will be issued within 14 days of receipt of payment.
Refunds for cancelled slots will not be processed until at least the week after the show finishes.
3.4 LANDING & HANDLING FEES
Single piston £210
Under 2000kgs AUW £265
2000 to 5000kgs AUW £420
Over 5000kgs AUW £550
Landing fees include parking, surface transport and passenger handling.
3.5 LANDING & PASSENGER INFORMATION
On receiving clearance to land, aircraft should make an approach to the FATO and then ground/air taxi via the grass cut taxiways J or K as appropriate to the gate to park nose-in for disembarkation of passengers.
All passengers must be disembarked on the port side of the aircraft only whilst rotors running.
Pilots should indicate clearly to the lead handler by way of ‘thumbs up’ that passengers are ready to disembark. Once all passengers are clear of the aircraft the lead handler will give ‘thumbs up’ to allow the pilot to contact ATC. Pilots should request permission to reposition to parking or for departure with Farnborough GMC.
Passengers will be escorted to the Helipark Reception Centre where they can pick up transport to the Exhibition. It is essential that all passengers are given details of their departure flights, including aircraft registration, before leaving for the Exhibition.
Passenger manifests must be provided for both inbound and outbound flights, as per Booking Forms
1 & 2 at the end of this Guide.
ALL PASSENGERS ARRIVING BY HELICOPTER MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF A VALID ENTRY TICKET or PASS.
ADMITTANCE WILL BE REFUSED TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS ON TRADE
DAYS (Monday to Thursday), REGARDLESS OF POSSESSION OF A VALID TICKET AND
SHOULD NOT BE EMBARKED AT THE PLACE OF DEPARTURE
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Jet A1 fuel will be available at Farnborough. AVGAS will not be available. Fuel prices will be competitive with current rates at the time.
3.7 CONDITIONS OF USE
The Helipark, and its associated helipads, is available on a Prior Permission Required basis.
Operators are reminded that all helicopters intending to operate to FI2016 shall be equipped with a
fully serviceable Transponder.
Compliance with the relevant NOTAMS and Pilots' Instructions for arrival and departure from
Farnborough as published in UK AIP Supplement is mandatory.
Booking Forms 1/2 and 3 must be completed by all operators intending to use the FI2016 Helipark,
and forwarded along with payment of landing fees to TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd prior to the date
In addition, It is also requested that any VIP passengers are made known in advance of the date of
flight in order that Farnborough International Ltd may make the necessary arrangements to meet the
All aircraft operators must provide proof in advance that the TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd required
insurance minimum in relation to the level of third party coverage of £20,000,000.00 is in place for all
Schedules should be advised as soon as possible so that slots may be allocated and Helipark
surface transport arrangements made.
3.10 KNEE PADS
Knee pads, detailing operating procedures, will be available within one month of FI2016 on their
website and from TAG Ops.
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Mandatory pilot self-briefing on these procedures is a requirement. They are reproduced at
www.tagfarnborough.com & www.farnborough.com
Pilots should email helipar[email protected] giving their name and aircraft registration
to confirm that they have read and understood these procedures. Failure to do so before their
first arrival will result in cancellation of that flight.
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SECTION 4 - ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE INFORMATION
4.1 RADIO FREQUENCIES, CALLSIGNS & SSR CODES
Heli Radar 122.500
LARS West 125.250
A Transponder Code will be issued by TAG Ops with the confirmation of handling request. This code
will be retained by the airframe throughout the week whenever in contact with Farnborough ATC.
The RT callsign used by the flight once a Farnborough squawk has been issued will be in the format
“Display xxx” where xxx is the last 3 digits of the squawk issued.
4.2 ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Below is an extract from ATC Procedures specific to Farnborough helicopter operations which should be followed by all aircraft using the helipark for FI2016.
Existing standard routes for Helicopters (As defined in UK AIP EGLF AD 2.22) remain in force up to the Aerodrome boundary. Heli Aiming Points Bravo, Foxtrot and Yankee are suspended from use during periods of operation of the Helipark. Helicopters are requested, where possible, to route VFR in accordance with UK AIP EGLF AD 2.22 Helicopters are not permitted to overfly the Farnborough International exhibition site.
Runway 24 in use
VFR West/North - Follow Heli Route West/North to the Northern Aerodrome boundary and join Right Base for an approach to FATO 24.
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VFR East/South – Follow Heli Route East/South, then to the Queens Parade as a clearance limit. Proceeding beyond Queens Parade will only be approved once suitable integration with inbounds for Runway 24 and the FATO 24 pattern has been achieved, by means of traffic information and sighting by the pilot, or under instruction of the Tower Controller. Upon crossing the Runway 24 extended centreline, the Helicopter shall establish on final for the FATO 24. IFR – Radar Positioned for SRA or Visual Approach Runway 24.
Runway 06 in use
VFR West/North - Follow Heli Route West/North to the Northern Aerodrome boundary and join Left Base for an approach to FATO 06. VFR East/South – Follow Heli Route East/South to the Southern edge of Queens Parade, then via the Army golf course to the Southern Aerodrome boundary. Proceeding beyond the southern aerodrome boundary will only be approved once suitable integration with inbounds for Runway 06 and the FATO 06 pattern has been achieved, by means of traffic information and sighting by the pilot, or under instruction of the Tower Controller. Upon crossing the Runway 06 extended centreline, the Helicopter shall establish on final for the FATO 06. IFR – Radar Positioned for SRA or Visual Approach Runway 06.
Runway 24 in use
VFR West/North – After lift from FATO 24, climb parallel to the display line markers until past the Control Tower, then turn right to Northern Aerodrome Boundary, then follow Heli Route West/North VFR East/South – After lift from FATO 24, climb parallel to the display line markers until authorised by the Tower controller to cross Runway 24, then avoid overflying the Airshow Exhibition site with a left turn to the Southern Aerodrome Boundary and the Army Golf Course, then to Southern edge of Queens Parade, then Heli Route East/South. Clearance to cross the display markers shall not be given until any Runway 24 departure has passed beyond the Helicopter, or during any period that a Runway 24 landing operation has been issued clearance to land, until such time as that aircraft has landed. IFR – Departure will be from Runway 24 (not via the FATO) and follow standard IFR departure instructions.
Runway 06 in use
VFR West/North – After lift from FATO 06, climb parallel to the display line markers until passing abeam Alpha 1, then turn left to follow Heli Route West/North. VFR East/South – After lift from FATO 06, climb parallel to the display line markers until authorised by the Tower controller to cross Runway 06, then avoid overflying the Airshow Exhibition site with a right turn to Queens roundabout, then to Southern edge of Queens Parade, then follow Heli Route East/South.
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Clearance to cross the display markers shall not be given until any Runway 06 departure has passed beyond the Helicopter, or during any period that a Runway 06 landing operation has been issued clearance to land, until such time as that aircraft has landed. IFR – Departure will be from Runway 06 (not via the FATO) and follow standard IFR departure instructions.
Overview Charts of Routings
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Westerly Operations Taxi Routing
Easterly Operations Taxi Routing
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Interaction with Airshow Display Periods
In the period immediately prior to a display commencing, helicopter operations will be stopped in sufficient time to be on the ground or a suitable distance away from the airfield prior to display commencement. During Airshow displays, the Helipark and associated routes will normally be closed. Farnborough International may elect to provide a ‘gap’ in the display programme to allow a known number of helicopters to arrive or depart. Post display operations during the airfield closure period are acceptable, provided they do not hinder essential Airshow repositioning activities. Wake Turbulence procedures. Arriving helicopters are to be issued with recommended Wake Turbulence spacing phraseology as per CAA CAP493 (MATS Part 1). Operators will not normally utilise the full gap indicated as part of the recommendation, but will adjust their arrival profile to avoid wake turbulence encounters. Departing helicopters will not require departure wake turbulence separations when the main Runway operation involves a light or small aircraft.
The standard Missed Approach for FATO 24/06 is to climb straight ahead, remaining north of the Display line markers to remain in the visual circuit for the FATO.
Minimum Departure Interval (MDIs)
On occasion the outbound flow of Helicopters may be restricted on request by TC SVFR or Battersea. This may result in ground delays to achieve one departure every five minutes to Battersea.
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FORM 1 Helipark Passenger List Domestic - FI Airshow
Aircraft Type: Aircraft Registration:
Date Of Flight: Aircraft Callsign:
Origin Arrival Time Destination Departure Time
No. Passenger Name Nationality
Date Please email completed forms to [email protected]
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FORM 2 Helipark Passenger List International - FI Airshow
Time Destination Departure Time
Number Date of Birth
Date Please email completed forms to [email protected]
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FORM 3 Helipark Booking Form - FI Airshow
Date Type Registration Callsign ETA Origin ETD Destination Parking
*I authorise TAG Farnborough Airport to use the credit card detailed above for all expenses incurred whilst using the
helipark for the Farnborough Airshow
Please email completed forms to