East Midlands EGNX EMA
East Midlands Airport (IATA: EMA, ICAO: EGNX) is located at Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire. It lies between the cities of Derby (7 NM (13 km; 8.1 mi) southeast), Leicester and Nottingham, all within a 20-mile (30 km) radius of the airfield. It serves primarily as an airport for the local inhabitants of the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. Currently the 12th busiest airport within the United Kingdom based on passenger numbers, however based upon freight traffic figures it is the second busiest.
Current METAR
Key Details
Name East Midlands
Latitude 52.83110046
Longitude -1.32806003
Elevation 306 ft

East Midlands Airport is surrounded by class D airspace, therefore aircraft operating under VFR flight rules must file a flight plan and receive a clearance before operating in controlled airspace.

Pilots may be instructed to route via the Long Eaton or Shepshed entry lanes. This involves remaining east or west of the M1 motorway depending on the runway in use. Further information regarding the use of entry lanes can be found under the downloads section.


Runway Mag. Bearing Dimensions Surface Type
09 090° 2893m x 46m Asphalt
27 270° 2893m x 46m Asphalt
ATC Stations
Callsign Name Frequency
LON_CTR London Control 123.900
LON_SC_CTR London Control 132.600
LON_C_CTR London Control 127.100
EGNX_APP East Midlands Radar 134.175
EGNX_R_APP East Midlands Director 120.125
EGNX_TWR East Midlands Tower 124.000
EGNX_GND East Midlands Ground 121.900
EGNX_ATIS East Midlands Information 122.675
Standard Instrument Departures
Identifier Runway Initial Altitude
DTY3N 27 9000ft Straight ahead until I-EME D1, then turn left onto 225°. At I-EME D6.5 turn left onto DTY VOR R340 to DTY VOR. Crossing I-EME D7 at 3000 or above (7.3%). Crossing DTY D31 at 5500 or above. Crossing DTY D23 at FL90.
WAL2N 27 6000ft Climb straight ahead until I-EME D1, then turn right onto 300°. At TNT D12 turn right onto TNT VOR R163. Crossing TNT D12 at 3000 or above. At TNT D7 turn left to intercept WAL VOR R119 to WAL VOR. Crossing TNT D7 at 5000 or above (6.1%). Crossing WAL D58 (TNT VOR R191) at 6000.
WAL3P 27 6000ft As soon as possible after passing the end of the runway (but not below 500 AAL), turn right onto track 097°. At I-EMW D1.5 turn left to intercept TNT VOR R127. Crossing TNT D15 at 3000 or above (5%). At TNT D11 turn left to intercept WAL VOR R116 to WAL VOR. Crossing WAL D65 at 6000 (7%).
DTY4P 09 ft As soon as possible after passing the end of the runway (but not below 500 AAL), turn right onto track 097°. At I-EMW D2 turn right onto track 135°. At I-EMW D5 turn right to intercept HON VOR R040. Crossing HON D30 at 3000 or above (6%). Crossing HON D25 at 6000 or above (8%). At HON D19 turn left to intercept DTY VOR R340 to DTY VOR. Crossing DTY D23 at FL90.

Online Controllers
Position Controller Frequency Connected
LON_C_CTR Benjamin Matthews 127.100 59 minutes ago
LON_CTR Jonas Hey 127.820 56 minutes ago
Online Pilots
Callsign Aircraft Pilot Origin Destination Connected
GBTHE P28A Charlie Hill EGAA EGNX 2 hours ago
UPA187 A306/H-SDE3FGHIRWY/LB1 Christopher Shaw EGNX EPPO 2 hours ago
AVQ22 H/B788/L Gilles Bourassa EGNX URSS 1 hour ago
Z13 B733 Peter Turner EGNX LFAC 54 minutes ago
BAW221 A320 Josh Glanfield EGNX LFAC 56 minutes ago
EZY00N A319 Reece Buckland EGNX LFAC 47 minutes ago
BCS358 B752 Russ Miller EGNX LIMC 57 minutes ago
RYR1507 B738/L Luca Ciuffi LIRP EGNX 40 minutes ago
EXS1920 B738/M-SDE2E3FGHIRWXY/LB1 Steve Hughes LEAL EGNX 30 minutes ago