General Aviation

Pilot information

A Prior Permission Required (PPR) from must be completed if you are planning to fly into any of our airports.

Apply for PPR.

Completing the form is not confirmation of approval.  If approved a PPR number will be sent to the contact details provided in application.

It is also a mandatory requirement to complete a General Aviation Report when arriving from or departing to a country out with Great Britain, or the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.  For further information on the requirements and to submit your GAR, please see

Out of Hours Permit Scheme 

From Monday 26 April 2021, cross-border travel will be permitted between Scotland, England and Wales, subject to any local restrictions in place.

Travel between Scotland, Northern Ireland and the following parts of the Common Travel Area - Channel Islands and the Isle of Man – is also allowed under Scottish law, again subject to local restrictions. Restrictions remain on travel to the remaining part of the Common Travel Area, the Republic of Ireland, but will be kept under review.

Please refer to the Document Library on the right to view the Arrangements for Flights OOH and the Indemnity Application Form.

Please direct any questions to

Terms and Conditions of Use & Airport Charges

Terms and Conditions of Use & Airport Charges for HIAL Airports - 2023/24 - Edition 2, effective from 1 July 2023

Terms and Condition of Use & Airport Charges for Dundee Airport - 2023/24 - Edition 2, effective from 1 July 2023

Drone Safety 

There are legal requirements in place if you wish to own or fly a drone or unmanned aircraft anywhere outdoors in the UK, for both recreational flights and commercial operations.  In addition to making yourself aware of airport no-fly zones (and how to seek permission to enter these), please ensure you are fully compliant with all legal requirements.

For more information, please visit

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