BUXTONBuxton is a town in Derbyshire popular with tourists and is served by a number of A roads. It is surrounded by notable landmarks including a number of quarries, reservoirs and a viaduct. It sits underneath the Daventry CTA and immediately east of the Manchester CTA.

To the north is the small town of Chapel-en-le-Frith and a plateau called Kinder Scout which is the highest point in the Peak District.

Immediately to the east are two large quarry sites the largest of which is home to a number of associated buildings and quarry works.

To the west is rising ground which is home to Errwood and Fernlee Reservoirs. These reservoirs are orientated north to south and run almost parallel to the A5004 road which runs from Buxton to another VRP, Whaley Bridge.

To the south are more large quarry sites which run in a southeasterly direction. Some of these sites are home to a Danger Area, details of which can be found on the en-route section of the AIP.

BASE OF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE - 4500ft, however any further west of Buxton is the Manchester CTA with a base of 3000ft.

HELPFUL HINT - If operating in this area and intending to remain outside controlled airspace it is best to monitor Manchester Radar on 118.580 and select the Frequency Monitoring Code of 7366 on your transponder.


Thanks to Mainair Flying School for their continued support