Arriving by air is simple. This year you can reserve a slot in advance and pay nothing until June, when you'll save 50% on the standard airport landing fee.
Reserve your preferred arrival time. We’ll show details of the landing fee, but there’s nothing to pay until you confirm your booking in June.
When pre-booking closes on 7th June we’ll email you a link to confirm your slot and pay the airport’s landing fee. You’ll have two weeks to do this.
With your slot confirmed you’re all set to fly in. On arrival you and your passengers can jump the queues with complimentary direct access to the event.
Online slot booking has now closed, but you can still arrange a new slot or amend an existing one by contacting Leeds East Airport directly. Please visit the airport’s Pilot Information page for more details.
We have answered some of the most frequently asked question about flying in below.
Reserving your landing slot in advance online is the only way to arrive by air. Capacity is limited so we operate on a first-come-first-served basis, allowing pilots to reserve a slot online. Bookings are limited to one per customer. Online booking closes at 9am on 6th July 2023.
During booking we will collect the airport’s landing fee, which is calculated based on your aircrafts MTOW. We’ll show you the appropriate fee during booking, but you can view the full information here: Leeds East Airport Fees (pdf). We will be subsiding 50% of their fees. By flying in to the event you also get free show access for you and your passengers.
This year we have improved how booking works so that you can reserve a slot in advance, with nothing to pay until a month before the show. When pre-booking closes on 7th June you’ll have two weeks to confirm and pay for your landing slot. On 21st June any bookings that haven’t been confirmed will be cancelled and their landing slots returned to the pool.
During booking you’ll be prompted to set a password. You can use this to log in at any time to view or cancel your current reservation and book a different slot.
Once pre-booking closes any new reservations will be paid for at the time of booking and automatically confirmed.
Landing slots are available at 5 minute intervals from 8:30 until 15:00 on both July 7th & 8th.
When one of these slots is reserved it will no longer be available to book. But any cancelled slots will be returned to the available pool. We expect some additional slots to become available when the window for confirming pre-booked slots ends on 21st June.
Yes, you can cancel an existing booking at any time by logging in to our Pilots Area and clicking the Cancel option against your slot. If you want to you can then book a new time slot from those available.
Up until the 21st of June cancelled bookings qualify for a full refund of any fees taken. During pre-booking, no money is taken until you confirm your slot. Once pre-booking closes any new reservations will be paid for at the time of booking and automatically confirmed.
After a slot has been confirmed we are unable to refund you, unless you are cancelling one slot to book another. In these cases you should book your new slot and then submit a cancellation request for your original slot. We will then refund you the original landing fee, so you’ll still only pay once.
If you are unable to arrive by air for any reason you can still benefit from complimentary access to the show. Gate staff will have your details but we recommend bringing a copy of your booking confirmation email if you can. You can also use the landing fee paid as credit against a future landing at Leeds East Airport (valid for 3 months after the event).
We understand that it won’t always be possible to arrive at the precise time you have booked. But don’t worry, as long as you arrive within 15 minutes of your reserved time the airport will still be able to land you.
If you are unable to fly in to the event due to weather conditions you will still be entitled to complimentary event access if you are able to arrive by another means. Gate staff will have your details but we recommend bringing a copy of your booking confirmation email if you can. You can also use the landing fee paid as credit against a future landing at Leeds East Airport (valid for 3 months after the event).
Detailed airport information, including runway maps and approach routes can be found on the Leeds East Airport website. Prior to departure please familiarise yourself with the approach procedures and other fly-in information provided, in particular the Circuit Diagram. You can contact the airport directly with any technical queries.