Published on December 24th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer0
Flying over Dublin Airport this Christmas?
Traditionally on Christmas Day when the weather is good, general aviation pilots take to the skies and many take advantage of the break in commercial air traffic to fly over Dublin Airport. As the weather looks good for tomorrow, we thought we would clarify the rules so no pilots get themselves into trouble!
The following NOTAM is in place for Dublin for Christmas Day:
We can confirm that the Aerodrome is closed, however, the Control Zone remains open and a flight plan and clearance are mandatory before entering Class C airspace. No approaches will be permitted to any runways at Dublin except for Search & Rescue, Air Ambulance Flights and Emergencies.
Two controllers will be on duty tomorrow, one working Dublin FIS on 118.500MHz and the other working Dublin Tower on 118.600MHz. During breaks, one controller will be operating both frequencies so there may be a delay responding to your call at busy times.
- Dublin Control Zone will remain active over Christmas
- A flight plan is mandatory
- A clearance is mandatory before entering the Zone
- No approaches are permitted to any runway at Dublin Airport