Standard Routes

Be aware that the CAA examiners may not ask you to fly a “standard route”; they may ask you to plan a route that you have not flown before.  Make sure to read Standards Document 1 so that you know exactly what to expect on your IR test.  In particular, read paragraph 3.1.5 which states, “Applicants should not necessarily expect to fly any of the regular local routes used during training as the test is intended to be a practical exercise to a destination and/or alternate airfield, normally within 150 nm.

However, here are some routes commonly used during training, and how they should be entered onto the flightplan. More notes on the routes may be viewed by following the link on the airfield name.

EGTK to Location ICAO Level FLIGHT PLAN Route
Birmingham EGBB F070 DCT IXURA DCT DTY L10 HON DCT
Bournemouth EGHH F080 DCT BUGUP DCT DILAX DCT KENET DCT PEPIS DCT SAM DCT
Bristol EGGD F080 DCT BUGUP DCT BADIM Q63 ALVIN DCT
Cambridge EGSC F090 DCT IXURA DCT DTY L608 OLNEY DCT
Cardiff EGFF F080 DCT BUGUP DCT BADIM Q63 ALVIN DCT
Cranfield EGTC F070 DCT IXURA DCT DTY DCT
East Midlands EGNX F080 DCT IXURA DCT DTY DCT
Gloucester EGBJ F080 DCT BUGUP DCT BADIM Q63 ALVIN DCT GST
Hawarden EGNR F100 DCT IXURA DCT DTY DCT SAPCO N57 TNT KEGUN2B
Doncaster EGCN F080 DCT IXURA DCT DTY DCT SAPCO N57 TNT TNT1D