Radar Corridors

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Introduction

Radar Corridors are routes that allow aircraft to cross controlled airspace with minimum disturbance to controllers and other aircraft. These routes are primarily used by military aircraft but these can be used by any pilot. It is asked that pilots use these corridors whenever possible to allow for easier coordination and integration of aircraft. Radar Corridors Overlaid On UK Airspace

All entry-exit points are the centre points of the corridors with the width of the corridors being the full width.


Corridor Map

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Radar Corridor Parameters

DAVENTRY Radar Corridor

  • West entry: N52.21.47/W000.32.23
  • East entry: N51.56.20/W001.50.37
  • Width: 8NM
  • Levels: FL100/FL110
  • Flight plan: RMK/ REQUEST DTY RC

    DEAN CROSS Radar Corridor

  • West entry: N54.43.50/W003.44.40
  • East entry: N54.42.17/W002.40.47
  • Width: 10NM
  • Levels: FL190 (Alternate may be use if FL190 is not available)
  • Flight plan: RMK/ REQUEST DCS RC

    GAMSTON Radar Corridor

  • North entry: N53.34.35/W000.38.38
  • South entry: N53.15.40/W000.53.54
  • Width: 10NM
  • Levels: FL190 (Alternate may be use if FL190 is not available)
  • Flight plan: RMK/ REQUEST GAM RC

    LICHFEILD Radar Corridor

  • West entry: N52.32.53/W002.30.11
  • East entry: N52.53.12/W001.03.27
  • Width: 12NM
  • Levels: FL140/150
  • Flight plan: RMK/ REQUEST LCH RC

    SWINDON Radar Corridor

  • West entry: N51.21.36/W002.08.57
  • East entry: N51.42.04/W001.41.41
  • Width: 12NM
  • Levels: FL230/240
  • Flight plan: RMK/ REQUEST SWN RC

    TILNI Radar Corridor

  • West entry: W54.36.30/W001.37.54
  • East entry: N54.39.01/W002.01.36
  • Width: 10NM
  • Levels: FL190
  • Flight plan: RMK/ REQUEST TILNI RC

    WESTCOTT Radar Corridor

  • West entry: N51.44.26/W001.37.21
  • East entry: N52.26.05/W000.00.40
  • Width: 10NM
  • Levels: FL230/FL240
  • Flight plan: RMK/ REQUEST WCO RC

    LYNAS Radar Corridor

  • North entry: N53.50.275/W003.57.385
  • South entry: N53.21.57/W004.31.43
  • Width: 12NM
  • Levels: FL170
  • Flight plan: RMK/ REQUEST LYN RC

    Procedures & Phraseology

    When filling a flight plan the route should only contain the entry and exit point but in item 18 a remark should be placed specifying the corridor you wish to use.

    With only civilian control online

    Pilot Controller
    LONDON CONTROL, RFR111 RFR111, PASS YOUR MESSAGE
    LONDON, GOOD EVENING, RFR111 BAE HAWK, CLIMBING FL100 REQUESTING TRANSIT DAVENTRY RADAR CORRIDOR AT FL100, ESTIMATED ENTRY IN 5 MINUTES RFR111, YOU ARE CLEARED TO TRANSIT THE DAVENTRY CORRIDOR AT FL100.
    ROGER CLEARED TO TRANSIT DAVENTRY CORRIDOR AT FL100,RFR111

    Be aware that the controller does not have to give you crossing clearance but once you enter the corridor a radar control service will be given as these are class A airspace.

    With Military Controller

    When Swanick military is online the aircraft will call them in the same way as above instead of the civilian control.

    Swanick Military may use the RC, as long as coordination with online civilian controllers is made.