Heliport Instructions 2023
HELIPORT INSTRUCTIONS 2023
(NO FIXED WING AIRCRAFT PERMITTED DURING HORSE TRIALS EVENT)
Badminton Horse Trials Heliport is an unlicensed privately owned facility based on the airfield site that is utilised by aviators entirely at their own risk. It is located 5 miles EAST of CHIPPING SODBURY; 3 miles north east of Junction 18 VRP on the M4. The grass runway is half a mile WEST of the Lake in front of Badminton House.
Direction: Runways 25/07. (For details see Pooleys Guide.)
Warning – Unmarked Temporary Transmission Masts in the vicinity of the airfield during the Horse Trials.
Warning – Public footpath crosses the runway at mid-point near hangar.
Air Traffic: Only an Air to Ground Service will be in operation on FREQUENCY 123.180
The Heliport is PPR. Heliport is not open on Thursday 4th May.
Aircraft must not fly over any part of the main Horse Trials site to the east of the Airfield below an altitude of 2000 feet. See Map.
Contact should be made with Badminton Radio on 123.180 prior to arrival.
When approaching the area, Helicopters should join the circuit at an appropriate point, routing well clear of the Horse Trials Site east of the Airfield. There are Helicopter aiming points to the north and south of the Landing Area to facilitate this.
Pilots shall keep a good lookout for other aircraft, particularly non-radio aircraft and transit traffic.
Helicopters should be operated in a safe and predictable manner and should not manoeuvre in a way that could attract adverse attention. Pilots should be mindful of legislation concerning the overflying of large crowds.
Helicopters manoeuvring on the ground should keep a good lookout for pedestrians and uncontrolled vehicles.
Helicopter commanders are responsible for the safety of their passengers walking to and from their helicopter. When available ground staff may assist with this.
Departure – Helicopters must not fly over the Horse Trials area to the east of the airfield. (See above and see Map). After departing the Badminton ATZ, helicopters should call Brize Radar, Cardiff Radar or the London FIS. Bristol Radar no longer provides LARS. If flying close to Bristol Controlled Airspace, listen out on 125.650 and squawk 5077. Pilots should be mindful of the nearby airfield at Kemble.
Helicopters that are parked adjacent to the Hangar may arrive or depart at any time of da
Note: Badminton Heliport is not open on THURSDAY 4th MAY and Helicopters are not permitted to land due to competitions taking place in the vicinity of the Landing Area.
Airfield Office Tel. No: 01454 218888 / 07812 353666
Landing fees: Per Landing – £100.00 (payable on landing only). (CASH ONLY).
PLEASE NOTE: ALL 2023 PERSONAL ADMISSION TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE – THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON LANDING
Personal admission fees:
|Up to 31st March||Up to midnight 1 day prior*|
|Friday||£26.00||£28.00||*up to midnight Thurs 4 May|
|Saturday||£26.00||£28.00||*up to midnight Fri 5 May|
|Sunday||£43.00||£48.00||*up to midnight Sat 6 May|
|Monday||£22.00||£25.00||*up to midnight Sun 7 May|
To purchase tickets – book on line at www.badminton-horse.co.uk or contact
the Box Office: Tel: + 44 (0) 1454 218375.
Parking – As directed.
Weather Conditions – Daily weather conditions will be available on our website: www.badminton-horse.co.uk during the event.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND SEND TO AIRFIELD OFFICE IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.