General Aviation: Charges, Opening Hours and Pilots Information

Terms and Conditions of Use & Airport Charges

2020/21 Terms and Conditions of Use & Airport Charges for HIAL Airports – published 31.12.19

2020/21 Terms and Conditions of Use & Airport Charges for Dundee Airport – published 31.12.19

Out of Hours Permit Scheme

An Out of Hours Permit Scheme operates at some of the HIAL aerodromes. The scheme follows a strict set of guidelines, please see below for the relevant documentation detailing the requirements of the scheme.

Arrangements for flights outside of official opening hours – updated 26.04.19

HIAL Out of Hours Permit Application Form – published 30.06.20

Please note our Head Office facility is currently closed with staff working from home.  Therefore, we cannot accept or process any applications or cheques by mail.  Applications will only be processed electronically and should be returned to 

Pilots Information

Weather/Aerodrome Information
An automatic weather and aerodrome information service for the following airports can obtained during aerodrome opening hours. Please telephone:

  • Benbecula: 01870 604 818
  • Kirkwall : 01856 878 476
  • Inverness: 01667 464 255
  • Stornoway: 01851 707 444
  • Sumburgh: 01950 461 037
  • Wick John O’Groats: 01955 607 596

For meteorological information, please contact:
Meteorological Office
Fitzroy Road
Telephone: 0870 900 0100

For pre-flight planning information, please visit the website of the National Air Traffic Services Ltd.

For UK airspace restrictions information, please contact:
CAA Directorate of Airspace Policy
CAA House
45-59 Kingsway
Telephone: 020 7453 6500
Fax: 020 7453 6565