Opening Times and Entrance Fees


You will need to book a slot to fly in to the Rally.


Sywell is subject to Restricted Airspace (Temporary) throughout the three Rally period – Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1/2/3 September 2017.


Slot bookings must be made on the Sywell Aerodrome website at once it opens about a month before the event.


Please note: Slot times are local time.


No arrivals are permitted between 15:00 and 17:59 on Friday and Saturday due the density of departing traffic - these slots are therefore unavailable for booking.


For the first time, slots will be available on Thursday afternoon from 1400 to 1800 for those who wish to arrive prior to the official start of the event on Friday morning.


Please DO NOT book multiple slots as back up in case you are unable to use your intended arrival slot, it unfairly causes fellow members to not be able to choose a slot suitable to their requirements.


Detailed joining instructions and an illustrated arrivals and aerodrome guide is available here. (Rally AIC)


The slot system is not an overly rigid system but is aimed at creating a safe and steady flow of traffic and providing AFIS with aircraft details. However, pilots are requested to try and adhere to their slots. If weather or unserviceability on the day affects your ability to use your slot, PLEASE CANCEL IT on line if possible, and telephone Sywell AFIS on 01604 644917 to re-arrange a new slot.


All flights from outside the UK Mainland must submit a General Aviation Report either by email: or fax: (+44) 1604 499210) to Sywell Tower, four hours in advance for EU flights, or 12 hours for flights arriving from outside the EU. This is to meet UK Customs and Immigration requirements.


Aircraft staying overnight - please display a large letter C on a sheet of paper to marshallers during taxying.


Disabled persons requiring special handling please display a large letter D on a sheet of paper to marshallers during taxying in order to gain assistance after parking.







1st - 3rd September 2016