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Niamh McNamara | - 06/22/2015
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The British Grand Prix 2015 will take place at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, on Sunday, July 5. The first Grand Prix at Silverstone took place in 1948. The formidable 306.198 km long race consists of 52 laps and is described by Formula 1 drivers as ‘insanely fast’. Here’s some important information for any F1 enthusiasts travelling to the UK for the Grand Prix.

UK Immigration

Non- EU Passengers

A passport and visa are required.

Note:

• Flights between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man are treated as domestic flights, therefore are not subject to UK immigration control

• For visitors who are visa exempt up to a maximum stay of six months, the period of stay will be determined by the immigration officer on arrival

Visa exemptions:

• A maximum stay of six months is allowed for several nationalities holding a printed Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW)

• The period of stay will be determined on arrival by an immigration officer

The Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) issued must:

• Be submitted online via https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/ at least 48 hours but more than three months prior to travel

• All details on the EVW must match the data on the passport

• The itinerary on the EVW must match the details of the passenger’s journey. The EVW is valid for up to eight hours after the original departure time provided passenger travels on the same route and arrives in the same city mentioned in the EVW

Non-EU Crew

• A passport, visa and crew member ID card are required for operation crew

• Dead-heading crew are subject to passenger restrictions

Note:

Flights between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man are treated as domestic flights, therefore are not subject to UK immigration control.

A visa is not required for maximum stay of seven days provided an individual is arriving and departing as Operational Crew.

Crew who are a visa required national, arriving as a passenger and departing as operational crew, or arriving as operational crew and departing as a passenger do not require a visa if all of the following applies to them:

• They arrive by air

• They’re able to confirm that they will depart, by air, before 23:59 the next day

• They have the relevant General Declaration/ Movement Order for the flight they are operating

• They hold a passport and airline company ID

EU Passengers

• A passport or country ID is required

• A visa is not required

Note:

• Flights between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man are treated as domestic flights, therefore are not subject to UK immigration control

EU Crew

• A passport and crew member ID card are required for operation crew

• Dead-heading crew are subject to passenger restrictions

Note:

• A visa is not required for maximum stay of seven days provided the individual arrives and departs as Operational Crew

• Crew arriving as a passenger and departing as operational crew, or arriving as operational crew and departing as a passenger do not require a visa if they are a visa exempt national

UK Customs

If you’re travelling from an EU country you can bring an unlimited amount of the majority of goods.

If you’re travelling from a non-EU country you will be limited to a certain amount before paying duty. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

Currency

The local currency is the British Pound.

You must declare cash of 10,000 Euro or more or the equivalent in another currency if you’re taking it between the UK and any non-EU country.

Airports

London, GBR EGGW Luton

(Located 76km from the event location)

• N 51° 52.5′ W 00° 22.1′ Mag Var: 3.6°W

• Elevation: 526′

• Fuel: Jet A-1

• Time Zone Info: GMT uses DST

Private flights

• No Overflight or Landing Permits are required

• UAS can assist in providing slot arrangements as this must be managed in advance for aircraft inbound and outbound

Non-Scheduled flights

• No Overflight Permit required, a Landing permit is required

• UAS can assist in providing slot arrangements

No parking restrictions.

Fuel

• UAS can provide Fuel Service availability for Truck bowser

No significant NOTAMs.

London, GBR, EGSS, Stansted

(Located 88km from the event location)

• N 51° 53.1′ E 00° 14.1′ Mag Var: 3.3°W

• Elevation: 348′

• Fuel: Jet A-1

• Time Zone Info: GMT uses DST

Private flights

• No Overflight or Landing Permits are required

• UAS can assist in providing slot arrangements as this must be managed in advance for aircraft inbound and outbound

Non-Scheduled flights

• No Overflight or Landing Permits are required

• UAS can assist in providing slot arrangements

There are no restrictions to manage the slot approval, but it is better to give the agent as much notice as possible.

A special request template is required for special fights.

A General Aviation Report (GAR) must be completed for both crew and passengers on a specific document in excel format only.

There are no parking restriction during that dates 5th July, however it is advisable to book as far in advance as possible.

For EGSS the most peak hours would be from 0600-0900, 1100-1400, 1600-1900 and 2100-0001. UAS can assist to obtain any slots required.

Fuel

• UAS provide Fuel Service availability of Truck bowser

No airport schedule restriction.

No significant NOTAMs.

Birmingham, GBR EGBB Birmingham

(Located 106 km from the event location)

• N 52° 27.2′ W 01° 44.9′ Mag Var: 4.2°W

• Elevation: 341′

• Pattern Altitude: 1000 feet AGL

• Fuel: Jet A-1

• Time Zone Info: GMT uses DST

Private flights

• No Overflight or Landing Permits are required

• UAS can assist in providing slot arrangements – it is vital to manage these in advance for aircraft inbound and outbound

Non-Scheduled flights

• No Overflight or Landing Permit are required

• UAS can assist in providing slot arrangements

There are no restrictions to manage the slot approval, but it is better to give the agent as much notice as possible.

Fuel

• UAS provide Fuel Service availability of Truck bowser

No airport schedule restriction.

No significant NOTAMs.

Location

The Silverstone motor racing circuit is located between the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury.

Accommodation

Hotels near Silverstone Circuit:

• Snoozebox Silverstone Hotel

• Silverstone Guest House

• Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

• Saracens Head Towcester

• Kendal House

• The Crown Hotel

• Hotel Campanile Northampton

• Hilton Northampton

Hotels near Luton Airport:

• Luton Hoo Hotel Golf and Spa

• Icon Hotel

• The Chiltern Hotel

• Quality Skyline Hotel

Hotels near Stansted Airport:

• Ramada London Stansted Airport

• Hilton Stansted Airport

• Radisson Blu

• Premier Inn Stansted Airport Hotel

Hotels near Birmingham Airport:

• Travelodge Birmingham Airport

• Tri-Star Hotel

• Elm Cottage

• Gables Guest House

 

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