Cardiff EGFF CWL
Cardiff is the primary airport for Wales, it has one runway orientated 12/30 of 2392m in length which is equipped with an ILS. The airport is home to a British Airways Maintenance Centre, and is therefore equipped to handle the biggest aircraft in commercial use with the exception of the A380.
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Key Details
Name Cardiff
ICAO EGFF
IATA CWL
FIR EGTT
Latitude 51.39670181
Longitude -3.34332991
Elevation 220 ft
Procedures

IFR Departures

IFR Departures should, wherever possible, plan to fly one of the established Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs). Non-standard routings are available but may be subject to some delay depending on ATC capacity.

VFR Departures

Flights departing Cardiff under the VFR should expect to be issued one of the published VFR departure routes out of the CTR. The phraseology will be:

"Cleared to leave the Cardiff control zone via the published VFR ______ route, not above altitude 1500ft QNH ____"

You may be issued a squawk for radar surveillance purposes, the issue of a squawk does not imply that a radar service will be given once outside the zone however. 

VFR Departure/Arrival Routes

 

Visual Circuits

All visual circuits are to the North of the airfield, i.e. right hand turns runway 30, left hand turns runway 12. 

The circuit operates at a height of 1,200ft QFE.

 

Additional Information

Visual Circuits

All visual circuits are to the North of the airfield, i.e. right hand turns runway 30, left hand turns runway 12. The circuit operates at a height of 1,200ft QFE.


Navigation Aids
Type Identifier Frequency
NDB CDF 388.500 KHz
Runways
Runway Mag. Bearing Dimensions Surface Type
12 116° 2392m x 46m Asphalt
30 296° 2392m x 46m Asphalt
ATC Stations
Callsign Name Frequency
LON_CTR London Control 123.900
LON_W_CTR London Control 126.070
EGFF_APP Cardiff Radar 125.850
EGFF_R_APP Cardiff Radar/Director 119.150
EGFF_TWR Cardiff Tower 133.100
EGFF_ATIS Cardiff Information 132.470
Standard Instrument Departures
Identifier Runway Initial Altitude
ALVIN1B 12 6000ft Climb straight ahead. At I-CDF D4.5, at or above 2600 (8.2%), turn left onto track 002°, cross BCN D19 above 3500. Intercept CDF NDB(L) QDR 060° to ALVIN above 4500. Cross HON D65.2 at 6000 (see note 6).
BCN1B 12 6000ft Climb straight ahead. At I-CDF D4.5, at or above 2600 (8.2%), turn left to intercept BCN VOR R168, cross BCN D18.5 above 3500, cross BCN D14 above 4500, cross BCN D6 at 6000 to BCN VOR.
EXMOR1B 12 5000ft Climb straight ahead. At I-CDF D2, at or above 1350 (8.2%), turn right onto track 220° to cross BHD VOR R012 above 3500, intercept BHD VOR R009, to EXMOR. Cross BHD D51.7 at 5000.
BCN1A 30 6000ft Climb straight ahead. At I-CWA D4, at or above 2300 (8.0%), turn right to intercept BCN VOR R214, cross BCN D15 above 3500, cross BCN D11 above 4500, cross BCN D6 at 6000 to BCN VOR.
EXMOR1A 30 5000ft Climb straight ahead. At I-CWA D4, at or above 2300 (8.0%), turn left onto track 130° to cross BHD VOR R005 above 3500, intercept BHD VOR R009, to EXMOR. Cross BHD D51.7 at 5000.
Standard Terminal Arrival Routes
Identifier Initial Fix
CDF1A Arrival via RETSI (UN862/N862, UN42/N42) continue on 186° to AMRAL then RILES then DOBEM. At DOBEM turn right onto NDB(L) CDF QDM 211° to NDB(L) CDF.
CDF1B Arrival via L9 to STU VOR then intercept BCN VOR R288(108°) to BCN VOR via AMMAN, then turn right onto BCN VOR R191 to NDB(L) CDF.
CDF1C Arrival via L9 to CPT VOR continue on CPT VOR R266 to NDB(L) BRI via ABDAL then turn right onto NDB(L) BRI QDR 275° to NDB(L) CDF.
CDF1E Arrival via N864 (see Note 3), to TALGA continue to BCN VOR on R006(186°) then turn right onto BCN VOR R191 to NDB(L) CDF.
CDF3D Arrival via N864, to BHD VOR, intercept VOR BHD R009 to EXMOR via TINAN and TIVER continue on NDB(L) CDF QDM 007° to NDB(L) CDF.

Online Controllers
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Online Pilots
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KLM1051 B738/L Julien Richard EHAM EGFF 1 hour ago
WLS8 DH8D Mark Cable EGPD EGFF 1 hour ago
WLS138 B738/L Elliott Kernan EGFF LPMA 37 minutes ago
Stands
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3 Occupied by BEE8DF
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