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Airfield Location

The airfield is situated within the
Madrid FIR and the parent ACC is Seville.

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Malaga

LEMG 52nm 055° 13/31 - 12/30

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Tetouan

GMTN 33nm 180° 06/24

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Tangier

GMTT 36nm 240° 10/28

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Rota

LERT/LEFA 57nm 305° 10/28

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Jerez

LEJR 50nm 319° 02/20

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Heliports - Ceuta

GECE 16nm 180° 07/25

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Heliports - Algeciras

LEAG 5nm 256° 05/23

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The following helicopter landing sites in the vicinity are not published, but are known to
be used by Spanish helicopters, including the Guardia Civil, Spanish Police and
Helicopteros Sanitarios medical helicopters. Ranges and bearings are approximate.

La Linea Marina 200 metres 360° Due North of Gibraltar
Runway mid-point

LA Linea Sports Ground 600 metres 070°

NW of Oil Refinery 7nm 290°

Tarifa 15nm 240° Spanish Military heliport

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GBR TACAN

GBR TACAN 113.6 / Ch 83X N36 08.34 W005 20.34

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Holding Points - ALPHA

Inbound track 305 degrees
Standard Left Hand
Minimum Level 3000ft amsl

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Holding Points- CHARLIE

Inbound track 075 degrees
Standard Left Hand
Minimum Level 4000ft amsl

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If 2 or more aircraft are holding a minimum separation of ....

....1000ft is to be applied.
Holding levels, which provide less than 1,000ft separation from the base of CAS, are to
be co-ordinated with Seville ACC.

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Visual Reference and Holding Points - Abeam Europa

South Abeam Europa Point Downwind Call F/W and HELI

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Visual Reference and Holding Points - Catalan Bay

East Abeam Catalan Bay Holding Point Heli

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Visual Reference and Holding Points - Detached Mole

West Abeam Detached Mole Holding Point Heli

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Danger Areas within 40nm - LED56

LED56 SEA-1000ft ALT Permanent

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Danger Areas within 40nm - LED 165

SEA-5000ft ALT Mon-Fri Exc Hols 0700-1530 OT by NOTAM

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Danger Areas within 40nm - LED 166

5000ft ALT-FL150 Mon-Fri Exc Hols 0700-1530 OT by NOTAM

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Danger Areas within 40nm - LED 169

FL150-UNLTD Mon-Fri Exc Hols 0700-1530 OT by NOTAM

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Restricted Areas Within 40nm - LER164

LER164 GND/SEA-FL300 Permanent

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Restricted Areas Within 40nm - LER 12

LER12 GND/SEA–UNLTD Permanent

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Prohibited Areas Within 40nm - GMP 21

GMP21 GND-FL240 Permanent

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Incursion into LER164
Aircraft under the control of Gibraltar ATC may only enter LER164 when they are
operating on approved routes. Approved routes include the following:

Civilian Aircraft.
a. Civil aircraft following published SRA Civil approach routes.
b. Civil aircraft following the published Missed Approach Procedures
c. Civil aircraft departing from RW09 routeing direct to PIMOS.
d. Civil aircraft departures from RW27 routeing via the Bay of Gibraltar to Victor or
Bravo.
e. Civil aircraft departures from RW27 receiving vectors from Gibraltar Radar prior to
following a flight planned route.
f. Civil aircraft departures from RW27 and routing visually around the rock to PIMOS.
g. Civil circuit traffic.

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Aircraft under the control of Gibraltar ATC may only enter LER164 when they are
operating on approved routes. Approved routes include the following: Military Aircraft

Military aircraft routes are designed to avoid LER164, however for flight safety reasons
ATC may route military aircraft into LER164 in the following circumstances:
a. Military aircraft in emergency.
b. When severe turbulence is forecast or reported the Watch Manager may authorise
the use of a civilian approach path to RW27 for Military aircraft. The RAF Duty
Officer is to be informed.
c. When severe turbulence is forecast or reported the RAF Duty Officer may authorise
the use of a civilian approach path to RW09 for Military aircraft.
d. Military aircraft following the published Missed Approach Procedures.

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ALTIMETER SETTING INSTRUCTIONS
2.1 Normal Operating Procedures Including Circuit Traffic

British Military Aircraft operating from Gibraltar are to be passed the QFE. Civilian
aircraft and Foreign Military Aircraft are to be passed the QNH.

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Transition Altitude

The Transition Altitude for the Madrid FIR is 6000ft.

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2.3 Transit Aircraft

There is no Altimeter Setting Region system in Spain therefore aircraft transiting the
Gibraltar area at or below the Transition Altitude are to be passed the QNH.

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Minimum Safe Altitudes

Within 100nm of the GBR 10,100ft Atlas Mountains 156OM / 88nm 8,058ft
Within 25nm of the GBR 6,800ft Estepona hills 029OM / 23nm 4,764ft

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Minimum Sector Altitudes within 25nm of the GBR

Sector 315OM clockwise to 045OM 6,800ft
Sector 045OM clockwise to 135OM 2,500ft
Sector 135OM clockwise to 315OM 3,900ft

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3.1 Entry / Exit Lanes

There are no entry exit lanes for Gibraltar although approach paths and outbound
routes are designed to avoid LER164 restrictions. In addition aircraft are to be routed
so as to avoid overflying Gibraltar and its harbour installations unless specifically
authorised to do so by the appropriate authority. ATCOs should take into account the
effect of turbulence on light aircraft and provide additional met information as
necessary. When moderate or severe turbulence is forecast or reported, inbound
aircraft are to be warned prior to commencing approach.

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3.2 Non Radio Aircraft

Non-radio aircraft may be permitted to operate at Gibraltar, in daylight hours only, at
the discretion of the Watch Manager, taking into account traffic and weather conditions.

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3.3 Fan stop Procedures

Aircraft intending to carry out practice fanstops must advise the ADC of their intentions
in advance.

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3.4 Helicopter Operations

The standard circuit height for helicopters is 700ft QFE; a higher level may be flown on
request from the pilot.
Helicopter flights over the Rock or within 1
/2 nm of built up areas, unless landing and
taking off in accordance with normal practice, are prohibited unless approved by the
DCA.

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Helicopter Holding Points

Helicopters may be instructed to hold at any of the designated Visual Reference or
Holding Points, or on the airfield clear of the runway and associated shoulders in order
to provide separation from fixed wing traffic.

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Helicopter Taxiing

ATCOs are to be aware of the dangers presented by downwash from helicopters. To
minimise this effect ATCOs should:
A. Instruct helicopters to ground taxi rather than air taxi when operating in areas
where aircraft, vehicles, pedestrians or equipment is placed. In addition large
helicopters such as Sea Kings, Chinooks or MH53s are not to air taxi unless this
manoeuvre is operationally essential.

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B. If air taxiing is operationally essential helicopters must be routed to:

1. Avoid over flying parked aircraft, pedestrians or vehicles.
2. Give the maximum possible clearance from other aircraft, pedestrians, vehicles
and ground equipment.
3. Helicopters must not be air taxied close to taxiways or runways where light
aircraft operations (including light helicopter operations) are in progress.

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3.6 Helicopter Wake Turbulence

Wake turbulence separation is to be applied between helicopters air taxiing across
runways and other aircraft, by considering the helicopter to be a departure from an
intermediate position.

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3.7 Helicopter winching

All winching drills and periods of protracted hovering are to take place as directed by
RAF Operations.

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3.8 Helicopters and WCA: When WCA is open to vehicles or pedestrians helicopters must not...

ground or air taxi
closer than either Taxiway C from the East, or abeam the western water tank from the
West.

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3.8 Helicopters and WCA: Helicopters may be cleared to depart from the runway thresholds provided they route ...

away from WCA, or cross WCA at not below 500ft, provided they have been advised
that the road is open to vehicles and pedestrians.

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3.8 Helicopters and WCA: Helicopters may land with WCA open provided...

they have been advised that the road is
open to vehicles and pedestrians and, if they will be overflying WCA in order to land
they are given precise instructions to cross WCA at not below 500ft and land on the
appropriate runway threshold.

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3.8 Helicopters and WCA: Helicopters may overfly WCA when it is open to vehicles and pedestrians...

not below 500
FT QFE.

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3.8 Helicopters and WCA: Helicopters carrying under slung loads must not be flown over WCA when...

it is open, or
flown over any other aircraft or vehicle. If it becomes operationally necessary to overfly
the runway when occupied by aircraft or approved vehicles then the helicopter must
cross at not below 500 FT QFE and the pilot advised the reason for the restriction.

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3.9 Helicopter Auto Rotations

WCA must be closed and clear of pedestrians and vehicles prior to landings of
helicopters carrying out practice auto-rotations.

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3.10 Helicopters departing from the aprons

Helicopters are not to be given take off departure clearance from Aprons. For all intents
and purposes they are to be treated as fixed wing traffic and all arrivals and departures
are to be from the runway using standard phraseology.

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3.11 Helicopter Night Operations

Helicopters approaching from the west to overfly the runway and land east of WCA
have experienced problems due to the birds roosting adjacent to the RW09 threshold.
Such movements should be advised to cross the RW09 threshold at 1,000ft or above to
reduce the risk of multiple bird strikes.

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Special procedures for Royal Navy Helicopters

RN helicopters may operate in visual conditions to the following weather minima:
Cloudbase 300ft
Visibility 1800m

For operational reasons and provided that the helicopter is fitted with a serviceable
radar, the Stn Cdr/RAF Duty Officer may authorise flights in weather conditions below
these minima.

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RN HELO Radio Contact Procedures:

RN helicopters operating from RAF Gibraltar may use an operational frequency or
Gibraltar ATC, depending on their operation tasking and facilities available at the
control agency.
Those in receipt of a Service from Gibraltar are to make "OPS NORMAL" calls at 20-
minute intervals. If no such call has been received 5 minutes after the time due, and
the helicopter is not identified on radar, ATC will attempt to establish communications.
If RT or radar contact cannot be achieved in the following 5 minutes ATC are to notify
Air Operations, who may initiate SAR action.
Helicopter crews intending to modify this procedure for any flight must brief ATC
beforehand.
Airmove messages on ship-to-shore movements should be passed directly by R/T to
the ship or through RAF Operations.