Visit Andrewsfield – information for pilots


REQUEST PPR- By requesting PPR you are confirming you have read the information below and you are below 3000lbs  AUW.

Airfield Information

Visiting pilots must read the Stansted CTA- View Letter of Agreement (click here)

Stansted Agreement – since a portion of the Andrewsfield ATZ lies within the Stansted CTA/CTR/TMZ, the procedures and flight patterns specified in this Agreement must be strictly adhered to.


Appendix – Explanatory Note for Segregated Airspace Arrangements has been amended to:

App. 4

For flight in Class D airspace at and below 900 m (3 000 ft) AMSL, or 300 m (1 000 ft) above terrain, whichever is the higher, the Visual Meteorological Conditions to be complied with are those at SERA.5001 VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima Table S5-1:

  1. Flight visibility: 5 km
  2. Distance from cloud: 1,500m horizontally, 1,000ft vertically


How to operate in the Stansted Transponder Mandatory Zone

To operate within the Stansted TMZ you are required to have a (Mode A/S) transponder with Mode C (Alt) switched ON. 

Aircraft with a Mode A/S transponder with Mode C equipped aircraft may access a London Stansted TMZ without ATC approval although such traffic is strongly recommended to afford itself of  either an ATSOCAS or make use of an appropriate Flight Monitoring Code ( Listening Squawk ) *London Stansted 7013 and listen out on 120:625

*This will assist ATC should your transponder have an alt error.

Aircraft without a transponder or Mode A only

The pilot of an aircraft that wishes to operate in a London Stansted TMZ  without a transponder or with a transponder operating in Mode A only maybe granted access to the TMZ subject to specific ATC approval.  This approval may be obtained from Farnborough Radar on frequency 132.800 during their hours of operation (0800-2000 Winter (Summer 1 hour earlier)) or from Essex Radar on frequency 120.625 at other times.

TMZ Tips

  • Call Farnborough LARS in plenty of time — the frequency can be busy.
  • Ensure that Mode C is switched on at all times with ALT selected.
  • Remember, aircraft without the required transponder equipment and not communicating with either Farnborough Radar or Essex Radar must remain  outside the TMZ.
  • If at any point you are unsure of your position  — call ATC.

General Information

View Andrewsfield AIP  entry: EG-AD-2.EGSL-en-GB.pdf
(Valid Jan 2020 – check for more recent updates)

Opening hours: Winter: 0830-2100 and by arrangement. Summer: 0900-2000 and by

CAUTION– Private airfield road runs parallel to the north of runway please cross with caution.

CAUTION Wind Shear RW 09 in prevailing SE Winds
Fuel AVGAS 100 LL
Status Civil, Public

Max auth weight 3000lbs


Andrewsfield is a PPR airfield, please use form at the top of this page or telephone 01371 856744 or Email before you depart. Student pilots welcome and most special requests can be catered for with due notice.


Andrewsfield is located adjacent to the village of Stebbing, and is easily located from the town of Braintree. Andrewsfield is within easy flying distance of

Latitude: 51:53:70N
Longitude: 000:26:95E
Elevation: 286 feet


A/G radio on 130.555 – Callsign Andrewsfield Radio

Inbound pilots are requested to contact us in good time prior to arrival. Inbound pilots will be given a designated squawk code to facilitate tracking with Stansted.


27R / 09L 799 x 18 metres Grass
27L / 09R 799 x 18 metres Grass

Circuit and Noise Abatement

We have developed a circuit pattern which is advantageous to both airfield users and the local community. We ask visitors to fly these patterns whenever it is safe to do so. Detailed Noise Abatement Procedures are available.


2016_Circuit_Diagram_SMALL Click Here for Large Image

Circuit Pattern Photos & Noise Abatement Procedures