Bristol EGGD BRS
Bristol Airport is a large regional airport serving the south-west of England, handling approximately 6 million passengers per year. It has one runway of 2000m long, running 09/27 and a simple airfield layout running parallel to the runway. It is surrounded by Class D airspace, providing connectivity to the airways structure, and has a full set of SIDs and STARs.

Large commercial passenger jets on scheduled services operate alongside general aviation light aeroplanes at Bristol. For this reason, the apron north of the runway is a secured compound, and general aviation should operate from the south of the runway ONLY.

All aircraft at Bristol - including general aviation on the south side of the runway - are required to call for engine-start clearance.
Current METAR
Key Details
Name Bristol
Latitude 51.38270200
Longitude -2.71909000
Elevation 622 ft

Most IFR Departures will depart using the published Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs): BCN1X/Z - N864 North/L9 West EXMOR1X/Z - N864 South BADIM1X - L9 East (27) WOTAN1Z - L9 East (09)

Bristol has a number of published Standard Arrival Routes (STARs), which all terminate at the BRI NDB where holding will take place if necessary.

BRI1A - N862 North

BRI1B - L9 West

BRI1C - L9 East

BRI2D - N864 South

BRI1E - N864 North

IFR departures from the south/west/north should expect to be initially handled by Cardiff Radar in the descent and subsequently transferred to Bristol Radar once at a lower level, this is due to the airspace structure in the vicinity of BCN/EXMOR. Please observe the published Speed Limit Points (SLPs) on the arrival.


VFR Flights should plan to depart the CTR via one of the published VRPs. Expect a clearance to exit the zone not above altitude 2000ft, however this may vary depending on the situation.

You will be issued with the Bristol VFR Conspicuity code 5070, unless the situation dictates otherwise.


Initial call should be made on the radar frequency, if online, approximately 10 minutes from the zone boundary.

Clearance to enter the zone is usually issued by the aerodrome controller on 133.850 MHz. Expect to enter the zone not above altitude 2000ft, routing via a VRP for a left/right downwind/base join for the runway in use.

Depending on traffic, delaying action may be necessary for sequencing.

Additional Information

Visual Circuits

All visual circuits are conducted to the south of the airfield, unless otherwise authorised.

Circuits should be flown at a height of 1000ft QFE for fixed wing aircraft or 700ft QFE for rotary wing traffic.

Aircraft entering the visual circuit should select transponder code 7010 Mode C for ACAS purposes.


Navigation Aids
Type Identifier Frequency
NDB BRI 414.000 KHz
ILS RWY09 IIBON 110.150 MHz
ILS RWY27 IIBTS 110.150 MHz CAT III Approved
Runway Mag. Bearing Dimensions Surface Type
09 089° 2001m x 45m Asphalt
27 269° 2001m x 45m Asphalt
ATC Stations
Callsign Name Frequency
LON_CTR London Control 123.900
LON_W_CTR London Control 126.070
EGGD_APP Bristol Radar 125.650
EGGD_R_APP Bristol Director 136.070
EGGD_TWR Bristol Tower 133.850
EGGD_GND Bristol Ground 121.920
Standard Instrument Departures
Identifier Runway Initial Altitude
BADIM1X 6000ft
BCN1X 6000ft
BCN1Z 6000ft
EXMOR1X 6000ft
EXMOR1Z 6000ft
WOTAN1Z 6000ft
Standard Terminal Arrival Routes
Identifier Initial Fix
BRI1A RETSI FL160 by AMRAL, Descent below FL160 after RILES
BRI1B STU FL170 level 10NM west of AMMAN
BRI1C CPT FL220 level by CPT VOR

Online Controllers
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LON_CTR Jonas Hey 127.820 2 hours ago
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