London – 26 March 2021: London Biggin Hill Airport is welcoming light aircraft flights from Monday 29 March, following the lifting of restrictions on General Aviation during the UK’s recent National lockdown.

Ben Spiers, Head of Safety and Compliance at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “After months of uncertainty for the aviation community, it is fantastic to see General Aviation taking back the skies.

“London Biggin Hill has remained open throughout the pandemic for essential travel only, and now we look forward to welcoming back all our resident light aircraft pilots, Heritage flights, and others wishing to visit the airport over the coming weeks and months.”

On Monday 29th March 2021, the UK Government is lifting its current restrictions on General Aviation flights for leisure purposes. In response, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a Safety Notice, to ensure alignment with current government guidelines for the Resumption of Flying.

Spiers continues: “While this is an exciting time for the General Aviation community, Covid-19 is still with us, and it imperative that all pilots are aware of their safety responsibilities ahead of taking to the skies after a break from flying.

“As such, in addition to the Safety Notice issued by the CAA and in accordance with social distancing measures in place at the airport, we have put together a list of essential safety guidelines to support pilots using our airport. We encourage all pilots to register on our online Safety and Compliance Portal via the airport website.”

A full list of safety guidelines and the latest aerodrome documentation can be found at London Biggin Hill’s online Safety and Compliance Portal here