Birmingham EGBB BHX
Birmingham Airport (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB), is located 5.5 NM (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) east southeast of Birmingham city centre, at Bickenhill in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull within the West Midlands, England. The airport is a base for BMI, Bmibaby, Flybe, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.

Offering both domestic and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean, Birmingham is currently the seventh busiest aerodrome within the United Kingdom.
Current METAR
Key Details
Name Birmingham
Latitude 52.45389938
Longitude -1.74802995
Elevation 327 ft

The Transition Altitude in the Birmingham CTA is 6000ft. Pilots are encouraged to attempt to fly the Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) correctly from the charts. However, for pilots who do not have the charts, a simplified version is given which the controller can pass by text in the clearance. This version ignores the Noise Abatement Regulations and VOR radials but should produce approximately the same route. Use of an Flight management System (FMS) is assumed for direct routings. Charts are by far the best option and the latest charts for Birmingham can be found within the UK AIP.

STARs should be used for flight planning purposes but routes may be varied by EGBB_APP to expedite arrivals or departures.
STARs via OLIVE are not used in VATSIM UK since they are only for use when HON VOR is out of service.
Coventry Arrivals on airways should be routed on Birmingham STARs and positioned for Coventry by EGBB_APP
Aircraft inbound from the FIR (ie uncontrolled airspace) should be routed to GROVE or the BHX NDB.
Transition Level will be determined by ATC based on Transition Altitude of 6000ft and the Birmingham QNH. For the latest information on STAR procedures please refer to the charts.

Birmingham aerodrome is surrounded by class D airspace, therefore pilots wishing to fly S/VFR within this airspace must file a S/VFR flight plan. Your routing should indicate the point at which (or the direction) you intend to join/leave controlled airspace - this may be in the form of a compass direction or as a specific location for example a VRP.

Arrivals should freecall Birmingham Radar (EGBB_APP) at least 5 minutes before reaching the boundary of controlled airspace (class D). Clearance will be issued and will differ from visit to visit depending upon the current traffic situation at the aerodrome. Pilots should ensure that they comply fully with the clearance as issued and if they are unable to for whatever reason(s) should notify the controller as soon as is possible. 

The circuit is flown at height 1000ft QFE and pilots should ensure that they remain within visual range of the aerodrome at all times.


Online Controllers
Position Controller Frequency Connected
No Controllers Online
Online Pilots
Callsign Aircraft Pilot Origin Destination Connected
No Pilots Flying Here
Stand Status
1 Available
2 Available
3 Available
4 Available
5 Available
6 Stand closed
7 Available
8C Available
8L Stand closed
8R Stand closed
10 Stand closed
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
20 Available
21 Available
22 Available
23 Available
24 Available
25 Available
40 Available
41C Available
41L Available
41R Available
42C Available
42L Available
42R Available
54C Available
54L Available
54R Available
55C Available
55L Available
55R Available
56C Available
56L Available
56R Available
57C Available
57L Available
57R Available
58 Available
59 Available
60 Available
70 Available
71 Available
72 Available
73 Available
74 Available
75 Available
76 Available
77 Available
80 Stand closed
81 Available
82 Available
83C Available
83L Available
83R Available
84C Available
84L Available
84R Available
85C Available
85L Available
85R Available
86C Available
86L Available
86R Available
501 Available
502C Available
503 Available
504C Available
504L Available
504R Available