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Orkney Islands Council has six island airfields situated on the beautiful islands of Eday, North Ronaldsay, Papa Westray Sanday, Stronsay, and Westray. Ideally located for visitors to the Northern Isles in uncontrolled airspace with some of the most breath-taking scenery in Scotland, the airfields are situated some 14 to 28 nm (nautical miles) North of Kirkwall Airport.

Loganair operate scheduled flights from Kirkwall Airport to all six north isle airports. Please refer to the Loganair timetable, available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page, to avoid arriving or departing at the same time as the Islander, no flights are permitted to land or take off within 15 minutes of any Islander flight. If you are flying in please read the rules for airfield users available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

PPR (Prior Permission Required)

PPR is required at all airfields from Development and Infrastructure on 01856873535 extension 2305 or by using the online PPR form available from the 'More pages in this section' menu on this page. All aircraft owners or operators must be in possession of a valid indemnity before PPR will be approved. A full list of the landing fees and charges is available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. Landing fees should be paid by phoning 01856873535 and quoting your PPR number.

Airfield Drone Safety

If you want to tell the Airfield that you’re flying a Drone, contact the Airfield Superintendent on 01856873535 or use the online PPR form.  It’s important you contact the Airfield Superintendent if you intend to fly a drone near the Airfield, or, if you observe and have immediate concerns about the safety of Drone Activity. It is quite possible to fly a drone in the vicinity of the airfield but permission is crucial to allow safe coordination of this activity.

Drones represent a significant risk to our Airfield Operations; the unwanted and unplanned presence of drones in the vicinity of the Airfield and beyond is hazardous to both the aircraft and air ambulance helicopters that frequently use our Airfields, unauthorized use of a drone over an airfield will cause flights in and out to be suspended.

DRONESAFE UK and the Drone Assist App have good information to help you fly safely; designed to help ensure drone users in the UK can access the information that you need in order to fly your drone safely and legally, without endangering others. Drone Assist is a safety app. It presents users with an interactive map of airspace used by commercial air traffic so that you can see areas to avoid or in which extreme caution should be exercised. It contains a ‘Fly Now’ feature that enables you to share your drone flight location with other users. You can access the Drone Assist App and the Drone Code on the Drone Safe website (link available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page).

Guidance on the safety rules that apply when flying unmanned and model aircraft can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website.

Further Information

For work in progress or grass cutting information pilots must call the relevant airfield co-ordinator on the day of arrival for the latest updates or restrictions.

Any safety concerns that may arise at any of the isles airfields can be reported by completing the Confidential Airport Safety Report form available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page to Development and Infrastructure. To fill in the form you can either print it out and fill it in by hand or save it to your computer, fill it in on-screen, save it and email it.

Fees

Information on all fees are available on page 49 of the latest 'Council Charges Register' available from the 'Council Charges' page in the 'Related Links' section of this page.

Airfield

Coordinator

Contact Type

Phone Numbers

Eday.

London Bay, Eday, KW17 2AA.

Mr Mike Ilett.

Old Schoolhouse, Eday.

Airfield.

Airfield Mobile.

Home.

Mobile.

01857622257.

07879696404.

01857622225.

07708894589.

North Ronaldsay.

Holland, North Ronaldsay, KW17 2BE.

Mr David Scott.

Verhus, North Ronaldsay, KW17 2BE.

Airfield.

Airfield Mobile.

Home.

Mobile.

01857633240.

07879696317.

01857633230.

07731780965.

Papa Westray.

Holland, Papa Westray, KW17 2BU.

Mr Bobby Rendall.

Whitehow, Papa Westray, KW17 2BU.

Airfield.

Airfield Mobile.

Home.

Mobile.

01857644252.

07879696340.

01857644225.

07921885133.

Sanday.

Hammerbrake, Sanday, KW17 2BL.

Mr Malcolm Lennie.

Seaview, Sanday, KW17 2BN.

Airfield.

Airfield Mobile.

Home.

01857600346.

07879696514.

01857600234.

Stronsay.

Huip, Stronsay, KW17 2AT.

Mrs Bonnie Stout.

Huip, Stronsay, KW17 2AT.

Airfield.

Airfield Mobile.

Home.

Mobile.

01857616285.

07879698013.

01857616233.

07788531126.

Westray.

Skaill, Westray, KW17 2DN.

Mr John Stout.


Skaill, Westray, KW17 2DN.

Airfield.

Airfield Mobile.

Home.

Mobile.

01857677271.

07879698030.

01857677226.

None available.

Related Links

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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