A snow covered C-17 is de-iced in preparation for a sortie

Airfield Information

RAF Brize Norton Airfield Information

RAF Brize Norton Airfield RAF Brize Norton is an extensive well-equipped airport located in Oxfordshire, approximately 17 miles west of Oxford (about 30 minutes travelling time to Oxford and 1 hour 50 minutes to central London). Full airport facilities are available, and even the very largest passenger or cargo aircraft can be handled 24 hours a day, subject to operational commitments and available capacity.

Prior permission is required at all times to land at, or to make an approach to, RAF Brize Norton. Initial enquiries to use the airport should be addressed in the first instance to RAF Brize Norton Visitor Operations, either by e-mail to BZN-AirfieldWg-VisitorOps@mod.uk or telephone to +44(0)1993 895315.

Antonov cargo aircraft

Practice Approaches are to be requested on the day of flight. Advance requests will not be accepted. All Practice Approach Requests are to be made via telephone +44(0)1993 897785. Pilots holding a valid MOD Waiver Certificate must send a copy prior to the flight taking place. All pilots are to ensure they have read the Brize Norton Aerodrome Brief prior to arrival.

RAF Brize Norton is also available for Training Flights, charges for which are at a significant discount to normal landing fees.

Basic Airfield Information

Runway Length

10007 ft (3050m)

Runway Orientation


Navigational Aids Available


Touchdown Zone Elevation

08/287 ft, 26/266 ft

Crash Services

RAF Cat 5a, NATO Cat 8, ICAO Cat 8, FAA Cat D

Airfield Services

Fuels: AVGAS / Jet A1 available
Most other POL available
Most GSE available
Fleet services available

24 hour customs, fire cover and ATC

Detailed Airfield Information

View detailed airfield information and map or telephone RAF Brize Norton Operations on +44(0)1993 842551.

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25 Metre Range

  • Range Firing

    The 25 Metre Range will be in use, week commencing 15th January 2018, as follows: 16th 9am-5pm, 17th 9am-5pm, 18th 8am-5pm, 19th 9am-2pm, 20th 8am-5pm, 21ST 8am-5pm.

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