General Aviation

Published on August 2nd, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


Cork Airport – Prevention of Runway incursions

Cork Airport in conjunction with GASCI have developed a notice for General Aviation pilots to help mitigate the threat of runway incursions at Cork Airport. The notice is published below and includes runway incursion hotspots and procedures for visiting the aeroclub ramp. Further details are available in the Cork Airport AIP Pages.

Visiting aircraft procedure for Aeroclub:

  • Image below is the view of the holding point at Taxiway F
  • Pilots are advised that Taxiway Foxtrot is a Runway incursion hotspot.
  • Pilots are to contact ground frequency on 121.85 prior to engine start up.
  • Pilots shall receive an ATC clearance required prior to taxiing.
  • Note: On taxiway foxtrot the holding point for foxtrot is situated further back from the runway and is the only holding point on this Taxiway (CAT 1 hold point) proceeding beyond this point without ATC Clearance constitutes a runway incursion.

All airfield drivers and pilots are to note

  • Never cross a lit stop bar.
  • Never proceed beyond a Runway Holding position, a road holding position or enter the Runway Strip without ATC Clearance.
  • Never be afraid to clarify any clearance with ATC.


This document is published to assist visiting pilots that are operating from the Aeroclub. All pilots must use the latest aeronautical charts published prior to arriving and landing at Cork Airport and must ensure their third-party charts/plates are up to date.

Taxiway Foxtrot near the Aeroclub ramp in Cork is a Runway Incursion hotspot and pilots should exercise caution when operating close to it.

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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