City Airport +44 161 789 1362
Avgas / Jet A1
Runway 08L/26R - 641 x 30 m grass
Runway 08R/26L - 625 x 32m grass
Runway 02/20 - 533 x 32m grass (Note 02 displaced threshold, LDA 464m)
Runway 14/32 - 398 x 32 m grass
The Standard Circuit Join is to approach the field overhead at 1800 feet on the Barton QFE.
Then to commence a descent on the deadside to circuit height of 1000 feet Barton QFE. Keep a good lookout for other aircraft that may be joining the same circuit pattern.
Non Radio aircraft (Remember we are PPR Tel 0161 7891362) should overfly and observe the signals square to check the current runway in use and circuit direction.
Fixed Winged pilots are advised that the helicopter training circuits are carried out at 500 feet underneath the fixed wing circuit.
The helicopter circuit climbout and final approach however, remain clear of the runway in use, and only 'downwind' calls are made by these.
VOR/DME information in the first image. (desktop view only). See website for full set of procedures.
Arriving from the South You will need to follow the Manchester Low Level Route which starts just North of Ashcroft Farm Strip.
The max altitude in the route is 1300 feet Manchester QNH.
You can obtain a Basic Service from Manchester Approach on 118.575 mhz, though clearance to transit the route is not required. See the listening squawk information below.
Once you reach Warrington, after passing over the Manchester Ship Canal you can then turn right and change to Barton Information on 120.250 mhz. Keep the Manchester Ship Canal about one mile on your right or pick up the M62 motorway on your left.
As you approach the airfield, you will see a bridge across the Canal. The M62 approaches passes about 1/2 mile North of the airfield. Barton is to the left of the canal and before the bridge by about 1/2 mile.