Customs Arrangements

Pilots of international flights using Redhill must fill out a General Aviation Report (GAR) Form. Guidance on filling out the GAR Form can be found here.

Pilots operating flights where all the crew and passengers are EU passport holders must give a minimum of 4 hours notice of their inbound flight.

Flights with any non-EU passport holders are required to give at least 24hrs prior notice and photocopies of the passport and entry visas will be required.


AOPA, in conjunction with Border Force, have produced a web based system to enable pilots to easily submit a GAR. To access their system please click On Line GAR. Registration is required and the system is free to use.


Here is a downloadable copy of the GAR Form. The completed form should be saved and then emailed to the National Co-ordination Unit. A copy of the GAR should also be sent to directly to the local Border Force Office.

It is the responsibility of the pilot in command to comply with these procedures.


Aircraft departing the UK are entitled to claim back the duty paid on the fuel via HO60 Form

Flights within the Common Travel Area
(Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland)

Terrorism Act 2000

Redhill Aerodrome is not a designated aerodrome for the purposes of the above Act. Therefore pilots of flights intending to operate to or from Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland must give prior notice of their intended flight to Surrey Police Special Branch. The contact numbers for Surrey Police Ports Unit are: Monday -Friday (0800 – 1630 hours) 01483 482436 or 482437. Outside these times use 101. Alternatively, use the GAR Form and email it to Surrey and Sussex Police Ports Unit.

At least 24 hours prior notice is required for flights operating Tuesday – Friday. For flights operating on Saturday, Sunday or Monday notification must be given by 1600 hours on Friday.