Flight Operations To Suzuka: Japanese Grand Prix


Flight Operations to Suzuka: Japanese Grand Prix

UAS Operations | - 10/06/2016
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Are you familiar with operations at Nagoya- home of Japanese F1?

The Japanese Grand Prix 2016 is about to get underway at the Suzuka Circuit in Nagoya. Practice begins this Friday, October 7 with the main race on Sunday, October 9 at the 53-lap course that has hosted a total of eight world championship-deciding races. Here’s the information you need to best plan a trip to Nagoya- Japan’s third largest city.

Chubu Centrair International Airport
  • Latitude/ longitude: 34°51’30” E / 138°48’19”E
  • Elevation: 15 ft.
  • Runway length: 11483 ft.
  • Magnetic Variation: 7.50° W
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Location: Nagoya
  • Time zone: UTC +9
Nagoya Airfield (Komaki Airport / Nagoya Airport)
  • Latitude/ longitude: 35°15’18” N / 136°55’28” E
  • Elevation: 52 ft.
  • Magnetic Variation: 7.62° W
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Location: Nagoya
  • Time zone: UTC +9
Operational Information
  • Overflight permits are not required
  • Landing permits are required
  • Parking restrictions are in place, slots are required
  • There are no significant NOTAMs at this time


Japan has Visa Exemption Arrangements with 67 countries and regions. Visit http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html for more details.

Note: The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be 15 days for Brunei, Indonesia, and Thailand, and 90 days for other countries and regions.


– 100 cigars or 400 cigarettes or 500 grams of tobacco
– 3 bottles of alcohol
– 2 ounces of perfume
– Any item whose overseas market value is under 10,000yen


– Illegal drugs, firearms, explosives, counterfeit, pornography.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.


Japanese Yen (JPY). Typically, around 100 JPY is worth roughly 1 USD.


From RJGG:

  • There are a public train and bus service from the airport
  • High-speed ferry services link Centrair Island to Ise Bay
  • A toll road links the island to the mainland

From RJNA:

  • Car rental is available at the airport
  • Buses and taxis are also available

From Nagoya city to Suzuka:

  • By car –  take the Higashi Meihan expressway to the Suzuka exit
  • By train – catch the Kintetsu line to Shiroko station for shuttles to the track


Near the circuit:

  • Suzuka Circuit Hotel

Near RJGG:

  • Airport Hotel
  • Downtown Nagoya City

Near RJNA:

  • Downtown Nagoya City
  • Nagoya Airfield Airport Hotel