London Gatwick EGKK LGW
London Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK), situated to the 29.5 miles south of Central London, is the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom in terms of passenger numbers and operates the busiest runway in the world. Gatwick maintains these standards on the network too, being the second busiest airport on the network with over 37000 movements in 2015 alone!
Current METAR
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Key Details
Name London Gatwick
ICAO EGKK
IATA LGW
FIR EGTT
Latitude 51.14810181
Longitude -0.19027799
Elevation 202 ft
Procedures


Requesting Clearance

Upon first contact with Gatwick, aircraft should report the following: stand number, aircraft type, QNH and ATIS information (if online).

“ABC123, stand 554, information A, type A319, QNH 1013, request clearance to Amsterdam.”

Initial Climb

Due to interaction with other departure routings within the London TMA, especially those of London/Heathrow, pilots are reminded to strictly conform to the climb restrictions on their assigned departure routing, and not to climb above the stated altitude unless instructed by ATC. If in doubt, ask ATC. Climb profiles are specified on all departure charts.

Departure Restrictions

Departures via BIG are only available for flights to Heathrow (EGLL) or Northolt (EGWU). BOGNA/HARDY departures are only available between 0600-2300 local time, of which outside these times SFD departures should be used.

Flights to North America should plan via either Lambourne (LAM) or Southampton (SAM) – KENET is only available for departures to the South West and Ireland.

Positioning Flights

Flights to London City and Biggin Hill should file: DET DCT GODLU and will be given a CLN departure terminating at DET.

Departures to Essex (Luton, Stansted, Cambridge) should file via DET and will also be given a CLN terminating at DET before joining the ABBOT1E STAR.

First Contact after departure

On initial contact with London Control (when airborne) report your departure, and your passing & cleared altitudes. 
e.g. "London Control, ABC123, LAM2X departure, passing altitude 3100 feet, climbing to altitude 5000 feet."

 

Aircraft should file a flight plan that terminates at one of the STAR fixes detailed in the table below, and before reaching the final fix shall be assigned a STAR by ATC. Pilots should inform ATC if they are unable to accept the STAR as soon as practicable. 

STARs via LUMBA (for use when the MID VOR is unserviceable) and ASTRA (for use when the MAY VOR is unserviceable) should not be used on VATSIM, as VORs do not become unserviceable.

New (AIRAC 1602) RNAV STARs

RNAV arrivals from the east (TIMBA1J/3F/1K) and some from the south (TIMBA4B/2G) inbound TIMBA were introduced for AIRAC 1602. Pilots unable to accept these due to outdated AIRAC data should inform ATC in a timely manner.

RNAV Approaches

Requests for an RNAV approach should be made on first contact with Gatwick Director.

First Contact with Gatwick Director

Upon first contact with Gatwick Director, aircraft should report their cleared level, aircraft type, ATIS information on board and their routing.

“Gatwick Director, ABC123, descending flight level 80 to TIMBA, Boeing 737, information A”

 


Airspace

Gatwick is surrounded by Class D airspace, therefore (S)VFR aircraft shall be in receipt of a valid clearance before entering the Gatwick Control Zone (Class D airspace). Pilots should state in their flight plan the point that they wish to enter/leave controlled airspace. Pilots should use VRPs as displayed on appropriate AIP chart.

Circuits

At Gatwick, circuits are conducted to the north of the aerodrome at an altitude of 1200ft or 1000ft on the QFE. Circuit traffic will be given the squawk of 7010.

Departures

VFR departures shall be cleared out of the control zone using a VRP deemed appropriate by the active controller based on your planned direction.

Arrivals

Aircraft wishing to enter Gatwick controlled airspace should call Gatwick Director (126.825) at least 5 minutes prior to zone entry. Pilots should expect a clearance via an appropriate VRP.

Helicopters

For helicopters wishing to land at Gatwick or transit over the airfield, two VRPs have been established. These are defined as Gatwick Airport North Terminal, and the Southern Maintenance Area. There is no dedicated helicopter alighting area at Gatwick, therefore arriving or departing helicopters use the main runway in use. Departing VFR helicopters will follow the same procedures as fixed wing departures.

Additional Information


Scenery and Charts

Charts are available in the UK AIP.
 
Both payware and freeware scenery is available for Gatwick from UK2000.


Charts

Navigation Aids
Type Identifier Frequency
ILS RWY26L I WW 110.900 MHz 3° ILS Ref Datum Hgt 51 ft.
ILS RWY08R I GG 110.900 MHz 3° ILS Ref Datum Hgt 51 ft.
Runways
Runway Mag. Bearing Dimensions Surface Type
08R 079° 3316m x 46m Asphalt
26L 259° 3316m x 46m Asphalt
08L 079° 2565m x 45m Asphalt
26R 259° 2565m x 45m Asphalt
ATC Stations
Callsign Name Frequency
LON_CTR London Control 123.900
LON_SC_CTR London Control 132.600
LON_S_CTR London Control 129.420
EGKK_APP Gatwick Director 126.820
EGKK_F_APP Gatwick Director 118.950
EGKK_TWR Gatwick Tower 124.220
EGKK_GND Gatwick Ground 121.800
EGKK_DEL Gatwick Delivery 121.950
EGKK_ATIS Gatwick Information 134.220
Standard Instrument Departures
Identifier Runway Initial Altitude
ADMAG2X 26L 4000ft Non RNAV on request: DVR8M
BIG2X 26L 4000ft To EGLL/EGWU only - Non RNAV on request: BIG7M
BOGNA1X 26L 5000ft 0600-2300 UK Local Time (Alternate: SFD) - Non RNAV on request: BOGNA1M
CLN4X 26L 4000ft Non RNAV on request: CLN8M
DAGGA1X 26L 5000ft Relief SID only. Not for flight-planning purposes. Non RNAV on request: DAGGA1M
HARDY1X 26L 5000ft 0600-2300 UK Local Time (Alternate: SFD) - Non RNAV on request: HARDY1M
KENET1X 26L 4000ft To airfields in SW UK / Ireland only - Non RNAV on request: KENET2M
LAM2X 26L 4000ft Non RNAV on request: LAM4M
NOVMA1X 26L 4000ft Non RNAV on request: SAM2M
SFD1X 26L 4000ft 2300-0600 UK Local Time (Alternate: HARDY for M605 or BOGNA) - Non RNAV on request: SFD5M
TIGER1X 26L 5000ft Relief SID only. Not for flight-planning purposes. Non RNAV on request: TIGER3M
WIZAD1X 26L 6000ft Relief SID only. Not for flight-planning purposes. Non RNAV on request: WIZAD4M
BIG2Z 08R 6000ft To EGLL/EGWU only - Non RNAV on request: BIG3P
CLN2Z 08R 5000ft Non RNAV on request: CLN5P
IMVUR1Z 08R 3000ft Non RNAV on request: SAM3P
KENET1Z 08R 3000ft To airfields in SW UK / Ireland only - Non RNAV on request: KENET3P
LAM1Z 08R 5000ft Non RNAV on request: LAM5P
ODVIK2Z 08R 6000ft Non RNAV on request: DVR5P
SFD4Z 08R 6000ft Non RNAV on request: SFD9P
Standard Terminal Arrival Routes
Identifier Initial Fix
TIMBA1C GWC Not for flight planning purposes. Via GWC, SFD, TIMBA.
TIMBA1D MID Not for flight planning purposes. Via MID, MAY, LARCK, TIMBA.
TIMBA1J ERING RNAV STAR via ERING, ABTUM, ARNUN, LARCK, TIMBA. SLP KKE63.
TIMBA1K TEBRA RNAV STAR via TEBRA, ABTUM, ARNUN, LARCK, TIMBA. SLP KKE63.
TIMBA2G NEVIL RNAV STAR via NEVIL, OSPOL, NETVU, ELDAX, AMDUT, TIMBA. SLP KKE64.
TIMBA3F KONAN RNAV STAR via KONAN, ARNUN, LARCK, TIMBA. SLP KKE63.
TIMBA4B KUNAV RNAV STAR via KUNAV, AMDUT, TIMBA. SLP KKE64.
WILLO1F KENET Via KENET, MID, HOLLY, WILLO.
WILLO2H BEDEK Via BEDEK, NIGIT, MID, HOLLY, WILLO.
WILLO3A SAM Via SAM, GWC, HOLLY, WILLO.
WILLO3B KIDLI Via KIDLI, MID, HOLLY, WILLO.
WILLO3D BILNI Via BILNI, KUMIL, AVANT, GWC, HOLLY, WILLO.
WILLO3J BEWLI Via BEWLI, BEGTO, AVANT, GWC, HOLLY, WILLO.
WILLO4C DOMUT Via DOMUT, KATHY, AVANT, GWC, HOLLY, WILLO.

Online Controllers
Position Controller Frequency Connected
LON_S_CTR Loui Ringer 129.420 1 hour ago
LON_CTR Jonas Hey 127.820 1 hour ago
EGKK__GND Hugo Amdal 121.800 1 hour ago
EGKK__DEL Alex Miles 121.950 40 minutes ago
EGKK_TWR Ioannis Mazonakis 124.220 20 minutes ago
EGKK_F_APP Darren Hill 118.950 1 hour ago
EGKK_APP Ben Cook 126.820 1 hour ago
Online Pilots
Callsign Aircraft Pilot Origin Destination Connected
TWA583 H/B763/Q William Jones EGKK KJFK 5 hours ago
BAW92A B738 Tom Holmes LFPG EGKK 3 hours ago
EZY25RE A320/L Joey Licht LPMA EGKK 3 hours ago
TOM770 B752 Dylan Robertson EGKK HEGN 2 hours ago
TOM37X B738/L Nicholas Gue EGKK LGSM 2 hours ago
QTR2BP B788 Jamie Slaney OTHH EGKK 1 hour ago
BAW3KG A320/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Tony Hall EGKK LGTS 1 hour ago
BAW9 B763/H-SDE3FGHIM3RWXY/LB1 Scott Linzer CYYZ EGKK 1 hour ago
BBC377 H/A20N/L Ibrahim Sahil EGKK EIDW 1 hour ago
EZY56CD A320/X Boris Gromov EGKK LTAI 1 hour ago
DAL213 B738/L Frank Fox ENGM EGKK 1 hour ago
UPS985 H/B748/H Lukas Meyer EGKK LTFM 1 hour ago
RYR46HL B738/L Peter Wadlegger EIDW EGKK 1 hour ago
GBCET B752/M-SDE3FHIM3RW/LB1 David Horrocks EGCC EGKK 1 hour ago
EWG56P B738/M-SDE2E3FGHIRWXY/LB1 Yannick Lang EGKK EDDM 1 hour ago
JTG563 B738/S Bjarne Sorensen LOWW EGKK 1 hour ago
AFR22PC A320/W Johan Tavernier EGKK EGCC 1 hour ago
KLM24A B738/M-SDE2E3FGHIRWXY/LB1 Liam Adamson EGPH EGKK 1 hour ago
RYR2871 B738/L Ben Cunningham EGCC EGKK 50 minutes ago
SOO58 H/B77L/L Ondrej Tenora EGKK EDDF 50 minutes ago
EWG214 B738/C Deniz Ucan EGKK LOWI 51 minutes ago
RYR18T B738/L Jesse Lamm EGKK LIMC 50 minutes ago
DLH5PM A320 Florian Lehnerer EGKK EDDT 46 minutes ago
EZY15P A319/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Elliot Reeves EGGD EGKK 43 minutes ago
EZY69RC M/A319/L Herbert Mayer EKCH EGKK 41 minutes ago
GXBDT TBM9 Benedikt Wamprechtshammer EGKK EGLL 40 minutes ago
UKV1342 B738 Mike Higgins EGPF EGKK 40 minutes ago
DLH2MP A319/L Claas Bansemer EDDT EGKK 49 minutes ago
KLM78X B738 Mathijs Swevels EHAM EGKK 47 minutes ago
NAX735 B738/U Kim Stromstad LOWI EGKK 41 minutes ago
KLM2509 B738/H David Bruinse EDDM EGKK 37 minutes ago
TSC123 A321/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Kevin Goarley EGKK CYYZ 35 minutes ago
EZY46CW A320 Dean Jones EGKK LOWW 34 minutes ago
RYR503 B738 Andy Knight EGPH EGKK 34 minutes ago
KLM981 B738/G Johan DeRuijter EHAM EGKK 49 minutes ago
EZY314Q A319 Elliot Rosemeyer EGKK EGPH 41 minutes ago
BAW1055 A320/N Aryaman Som EGCC EGKK 30 minutes ago
BAW2155 B77W/H-SDE1E2E3FGHIJ2J3J4J5M1RWXY/LB1D1 James Rock EGKK TBPB 28 minutes ago
EJU8199 A320/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Magnus Rudjord EGKK LIMC 28 minutes ago
BAW45 H/B738 Apara Suresh EDDF EGKK 34 minutes ago
DLH25SW A320/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Lukas Ritter EGKK EDDT 28 minutes ago
EXS1599 B738/L Erdem Soysal EGCC EGKK 27 minutes ago
N106DE C172/L-G1000/C Jeff Lasky EGKK EGGD 26 minutes ago
EZY15YM A320 Cody Garland EIDW EGKK 26 minutes ago
KLM24V B738/A Mahyar Kaveh EGKK LOWW 29 minutes ago
EZY78VG A320/L Max OConnor EGKK LEAL 21 minutes ago
DLH105 H/B744/M Wonjae Kim EGKK EDDM 18 minutes ago
EZY26PW A321/L Zack Cox LEPA EGKK 18 minutes ago
EZY35LT B733 Aidan Doak EGPH EGKK 16 minutes ago
DLH4MS B738/M-SDE2E3FGHIRWXY/LB1 Jan-Hendrik Hahne EGKK EDDT 14 minutes ago
BAW2622 A320/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Joseph Wood EGKK LFMN 13 minutes ago
EZY15CT A321/H Kristof Boogers EGKK EDDM 13 minutes ago
TOM4BF B738/M-SDE2E3FGHIRWXY/LB1 Ben Foster EGKK LOWI 11 minutes ago
WZZ451 A321/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Michael Dart EGKK EGCC 10 minutes ago
EZY9X A320/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Markus Schindler EGKK EDDT 9 minutes ago
CFG1984 A321/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Kevin Himsworth EGKK EDDT 7 minutes ago
DLH125 H/B744/L Luke vanderHeijden EGKK EDDT 7 minutes ago
EZY38UB A319/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Cameron Prout EGPH EGKK 6 minutes ago
UKV412 A20N James Sawle EGKK EGCC 5 minutes ago
EZY24ZX A320 Sam Turner EGKK LGKO 5 minutes ago
EZY53NX A21N/L Richard Keen EGCN EGKK 5 minutes ago
DLH466 A320/M-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Jordy Hubers EGKK EDDF 19 minutes ago
DLH15L B738/L Alaa AbouGhanem EGKK EDDT 4 minutes ago
BAW320 A320 Cameron Taylor EGKK EIDW 3 minutes ago
Stands
Stand Status
1 Occupied by ASL55V
2 Free
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15 Occupied by RYR1244
16 Free
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18 Occupied by KLM24V
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20 Free
21 Occupied by BAW320
22 Occupied by BAW92A
23 Occupied by DLH723
24 Occupied by BAW2622
25 Free
27 Occupied by DLH15L
28 Occupied by RYR14G
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52 Occupied by DLH105
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68 Occupied by N106DE
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107 Occupied by UKV412
109 Free
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130 Occupied by EJU8199
131 Free
132 Occupied by WZZ451
133 Occupied by BAW47D
134 Occupied by CFG1984
135 Free
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140 Occupied by DLH466
141 Occupied by EZY32DK
142 Free
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144 Occupied by DLH4MS
145 Occupied by DAL213
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170 Occupied by JAC94
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554 Occupied by EZY314Q
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566 Occupied by DLH125
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