Operating from Glasgow International Airport offers a controlled and safe enviroment for training and solo hire. There are a number of unique hazards and you should make yourself familiar with them. Below are a summary along with a risk assesment you can download. If you identify additional hazards please report them to email@example.com.
Divert from Glasgow Airport
Glasgow has a single operational runway with no alternative in the event of it being closed. With high ground to the North and South and Glasgow city to the East, there are several considerations in the event of diverting.
Commercial Seaplane operations from Loch Lomond
The seaplane operates to the North of the Glasgow Control Zone. With no requirement to contact Glasgow Approach frequency, it often departs without radio calls. This is a local hazard all pilots should be aware of. A good lookout is essential along with attention to radio broadcasts from ATC and other traffic.
Geography to the West
The area to the West is spectacular but also has risks which need to be acknowledged. Awareness of your location is essential.
One way apron
We have an excellent location at Glasgow International Airport. However, the apron is narrow as is the taxiway. The area is shared and we need to be aware that other pilots may operate differently.
We operate in a busy traffic area and communication is essential. Make yourself familiar with the operating agreement we have with NATS and make use of standby options available.
Busy Commercial Activity
Approaches to Glasgow are completed under the guidence of ATC. Lack of overhead joins at EGPF is not a concern locally but it has been raised as a potential threat when visiting other airports. Make sure you are familiar with this procedure when visiting other airfields.
There is only 1 standard entry/exit route at Glasgow International Airport. Other routes can be requested. These routes are designed to make it easy for GA aircraft with minimal burden on ATC. It is essential these are flown accurately.