FLIGHT PLANNING

A standard ICAO Flight Plan is normally required for all flights operating in or transitting Channel Island Controlled Airspace.

 

Training flights operating solely within Channel Island Airspace which are subject to mandatory "Booking Out" will not normally require the submission of a full ICAO Flight Plan. These include:

 

  • Jersey Local Training Area
  • Jersey Round Island Flights
  • Jersey Circuit traffic
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    All Flight Plans should be addressed to EGJJZTZX.

    In order to simplify the flight planning process, especially the completion of the Route Field, Jersey ATC will accept the use of the abbreviations for the Channel Island associated Visual Reference Points as detailed on the Standard Routes page of this site.

     

    Inbound Flight Plans should be filed at least 1 hour prior to departure.

    Departure Flight Plan MUST be submitted at least 1 hr prior to departure. (2hrs if submitting a plan via FAX to jersey ATC)

    Please Note: If required, CI CTR PPR must be requested at least 1 hour prior to the estimate for the Channel Island Airspace Boundary.

    The submission of a Flight Plan DOES NOT constitute a request for PPR. Any inbound Flight Plan received for a route for which PPR is notified as being require without a valid Channel Island PPR Booking Reference declared in Field 18(Other Information) during a notified period of PPR will be rejected.

     

    In order to simplify the flight planning process Jersey ATC is happy to accept the use of the abbreviations detailed above in the route field of your VFR Flight Plan.

     

    Recommended Arrival Routes for flight planning purposes

    The following table provides examples of the recommended text which may be used in the Route Field of your VFR Flight Plan for the standard inbound routes.

     

    Where no prominent ground features exists, notified IFR Reporting points have been substituted. (Please refer to the UK AIP for details)

     

    Acceptable VFR Flight Plan Route Field entries for Standard Arrival Routes into Channel Island Airspace
    (PLEASE NOTE: ATC MAY ALTER THESE ROUTINGS AT ANY TIME)

    Destination

    RWY

    Recommended Flight Plan Route Field Entry Text

    Jersey

    08

    ………DCT CDLH DCT NWC DCT

     

    08

    ………DCT ROZEL DCT NWC DCT

     

    08

    ………DCT CART DCT NWC DCT

     

    08

    ………DCT CART DCT SEC DCT CORB DCT

     

    08

    ………DCT GERM DCT SEC DCT CORB DCT

     

    08

    ………DCT GV DCT SEC DCT CORB DCT

     

    08

    ………DCT MINQI DCT CORB DCT

     

    26

    ………DCT CDLH DCT TVMST DCT

     

    26

    ………DCT ROZEL DCT TVMST DCT

     

    26

    ………DCT CART DCT SEC DCT NMONT DCT

     

    26

    ………DCT GERM DCT SEC DCT NMONT DCT

     

    26

    ………DCT GV DCT SEC DCT NMONT DCT

     

    26

    ………DCT MINQI DCT NMONT DCT

     

    08/26

    ………DCT SKERY DCT FORT DCT NWC DCT

    Guernsey

    09/27

    ………DCT ORTAC DCT CASQ DCT FORT DCT

     

    09/27

    ………DCT ROZEL DCT FORT DCT

     

    09/27

    ………DCT ROCHE DCT

     

    09/27

    ………DCT SKERY DCT FORT DCT

    Alderney

    08/26

    ………DCT CDLH DCT

     

    08/26

    ………DCT HVLLE DCT

     

    08/26

    ………DCT ORTAC DCT

     

    08/26

    ………DCT SKERY/BIGNO DCT

    IFR reporting points shown in BOLD text.

     

    Please refer to the appropriate "Destination" page to identify the most appropriate standard inbound route for your flight.

     

    Clearance to enter Channel Island AIrspace on one of these Standard Routes will be accompanied by a level restriction.
    This will normally be in the form of an instruction to continue "Not Above" or to "Maintain" a specified Altitude or Flight Level.

    Pilots who are unable to comply with a clearance issued; either due to deteriorating weather conditions or any other factor MUST inform ATC before deviating from the clearance issued.

     

    Standard VFR Departure Routes and associated clearance alitudes.

    The following table provides examples of the recommended text which may be used in the Route Field of your VFR Flight Plan for the standard departure routes from CI Airfields along with the expected clearance altitude.

     

    Where no prominent ground features exists, notified IFR Reporting points have been substituted. (Please refer to the UK AIP for details)

     

    Standard Outbound VFR Routes and associated Altitudes.
    (PLEASE NOTE: ATC MAY ALTER THESE ROUTINGS AND LEVELS AT ANY TIME)

    Departure

    RWY

    Recommended Flight Plan Route Field Entry Text

    Standard Clearance Altitude

    Jersey

    08

    DCT TVMST DCT CDLH DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    26

    DCT NWC DCT CDLH DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    08

    DCT TVMST DCT ROZEL DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    26

    DCT NWC DCT ROZEL DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    08

    DCT TVMST DCT CART DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    26

    DCT NWC DCT CART DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    08

    DCT NMONT DCT SEC DCT GERM DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    26

    DCT CORB DCT SEC DCT GERM DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    08

    DCT NMONT DCT GV DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    26

    DCT CORB DCT GV DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    08/26

    DCT MINQI DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    08/26

    DCT GUR DCT BHD DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude
    (FL50 on request)

     

    08/26

    DCT SB DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

     

     

     

    Guernsey

    09/27

    DCT FORT DCT CASQ DCT ……

    Not Above 2000ftAltitude

     

    09/27

    DCT BHD DCT ……

    Not Above 2000ft Altitude

     

    09/27

    DCT ROCHE DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    09/27

    DCT FORT DCT ROZEL DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    09/27

    DCT DIN DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

     

     

     

    Alderney

    Any

    DCT ORTAC DCT ……

    Not Above 2000ft Altitude

     

    Any

    DCT CDLH DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

     

    Any

    DCT HVLLE DCT ……

    Not Above 1000ft Altitude

    IFR reporting points shown in BOLD text.

     

    Please Note: Where no standard route exists between Jersey and the Pilots desired exit point the pilot should plan for the most appropriate standard route and once airborne request a more direct routing on first contct with Jersey Approach.

    Pilots who are unable to comply with a clearance issued; either due to deteriorating weather conditions or any other factor MUST inform ATC before deviating from the clearance issued.

     

    When in force PPR is ONLY required for inbound flights to the Channel Islands.
    A Flight Plan MUST be submitted at least 1 hr prior to departure.

     

    CI CTR PPR

    With the seasonal increases in commercial air traffic during the summer months there may be occasions that Prior Permission may be required in order to regulate VFR traffic entering the Channel Island Control Zone during peak periods. CI CTR PPR is applied ONLY to inbound VFR or Special VFR air traffic and may be tailored for specific routes and airfields or applied globally.

     

    Pilots must ensure that they check relevant NOTAMs and the UK AIP for any restrictions prior to submitting their Flight Plan.

     

    VFR Formations of Aircraft within Channel Islands may be permitted in accordance with procedures detailed in the UK AIP.