Flying to Scilly

Flying between Land's End & St. Mary's Airport

Booking In & Out 

Both Land’s End and St. Mary’s Airports are strictly PPR by telephone. Please ring us prior to your departure to obtain permission, pass relevant flight details and be briefed on weather and arrival procedures – Land’s End Airport ATC 01736 788944.

The Isles of Scilly are more than 10 miles from the mainland and you are advised to file a flight plan. If you do not wish to file a plan we suggest that you put your supplementary flight information on the form attached to the end of this brief and leave it with ATC Lands End or at the reception desk in the terminal.

Booking information we need:

  • Callsign and Aircraft type
  • Does your aircraft have BARS?
  • POB (because we care!)
  • ETAs here and / or St.Mary’s
  • DME / GPS equipped? (helps us to select the transfer point)
  • Your planned crossing level.
  • Have you landed here or at St.Mary’s before? (so we can give any advice that might help)
  • How long are you staying (helps us to plan parking)
  • Are you refuelling? Avgas / Avtur?


Aviation fuel is not always available at St.Mary’s Airpot, but Land’s End has both Avgas and Avtur.

  • Please check prior to your flight we are able to supply fuel.
  • Refuel at Land’s End on your way out to the Isles of Scilly in case the weather deteriorates for your return journey and you’re unable to land.
  • The self-service Avgas pump at Land’s End Airport is located by the base of the control tower and instructions are displayed on the pump.
  • The Avtur bowser is parked by the hangar at Land’s End Airport. Refuelling is carried out on the concrete apron only. Please give us as much notice as possible for an Avtur refuel. You might have a short wait if the ground staff are handling one of our scheduled passenger aircraft.
  • Oil is available at the GA reception desk in the Skybus passenger terminal.

Life Jackets 

We have a limited number of life jackets available for short term hire but we strongly advise you to bring your own as we cannot guarantee availability.

The Land's End Transit Corridor

Land’s End and St.Mary’s ATC share the responsibility for the corridor and co-ordinate the traffic between one another.

The upper limit of the corridor is 4000ft. If you prefer to make your crossing above this, you may be transferred to either Culdrose or Newquay for a radar service.

The Corridor can be a busy piece of airspace. It is not Controlled Airspace but we try to maintain a safe combination of vertical and horizontal separation between known aircraft within it.

Commercial fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters are allocated levels from 500ft to 3500ft amsl.

The radio transfer point between Lands End and St.Mary’s is:

  • VOR/DME – 10 DME from the LND VOR/DME
  • GPS – 18nm from St. Mary’s
  • Visual Reference – Abeam Wolf Rock lighthouse on the S boundary

The eastern Corridor boundary runs from St.Ives to Penzance – please call Land’s End ATC (01736 788944) before entering.

The Land's End Transit Corridor