London Gatwick Airport

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London Gatwick Airport
EGKK 2.png
Type Public
Owner Global Infrastructure Partners
City London, United Kingdom
Runway Length Material
08R/26L 3316 m Asphalt/Concrete
08L/26R 2565 m Asphalt/Concrete
Scenery tile w010n50
TerraSync Published
Singapore Airlines climbing out of Gatwick.

London Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK), located 28 miles south of London, is the world's busiest single-use runway airport - actually 9th busiest in terms of international passengers. About 30 million passengers and 75,00 metric tons of cargo are handled annually.

Regular users of the airport are - Aer Lingus, Air Malta, British Airways, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Tukey Airlines, Delta, Easy Jet, Emirates, FlyBe, Iraqui Airways, Malev, Mexicana, Monarch, Qatar, Royal Air Maroc, Scandanavian, TAP, Thomas Cook, TUI Airways, United Airways, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic and your-own-airline-here.

London Gatwick is one of the most detailed airports in FlightGear with full day and night textures for all buildings.

Runway operations

Runway 08L/26R is mainly used as a taxiway but sometimes used as a runway if an accident or maintenance closes down the main runway.

  • apron concrete
  • taxiways concrete/asphalt

The airport is operating 24 hr with some restrictions in night flying.


South terminal

  • pier 1 small aircraft; gates 1-10
  • pier 2 medium/heavy aircraft; gates 11-28
  • pier 3 heavy aircraft; gates 31-38

North terminal

  • pier 4 heavy aircraft; gates 46-54
  • pier 5 heavy aircraft; gates 54-63
  • pier 6 heavy aircraft; gates 102-111


  • apron cargo aircraft; gates 150-159

West Park

  • apron medium/heavy aircraft; gates 130-140; 160-180

FlightGear scenery

FlightGear model download available per seperate download or TerraSync. The related FlightGear scenery tile is w010n50.

<?xml version="1.0"?>


   <model type="string">generic</model>
   <gate type="string">53</gate>
   <door type="int">1</door>
   <airline type="string">None</airline>
   <latitude-deg type="double">51.15856109</latitude-deg>
   <longitude-deg type="double">-0.1760064073</longitude-deg>
   <elevation-m type="double">-6.33300781</elevation-m>
   <heading-deg type="double">13.619836</heading-deg>
     <jetway-extension-m type="double">0</jetway-extension-m>
     <jetway-heading-deg type="double">0</jetway-heading-deg>
     <jetway-pitch-deg type="double">0</jetway-pitch-deg>
     <entrance-heading-deg type="double">0</entrance-heading-deg>


will add an animated jetway at parking 54, which will connect to the 2L door of a 777. (needs to be added to Airports/EGKK.jetways.xml


ATIS 136.525
TWR 124.225
TWR 134.225
GND 121.800
OCK 115.3 139 deg 13 nm
BIG 115.1 225 deg 13.5 nm

Pilot notes

Normal landing and takeoff is on runway 26L, with a heading of 260 deg and an elevation of 196ft AMSL.

ILS I-WW 110.9 Cat III

Taxiways and parking is rather complex and a chart is recommended. You may download and use the official and up-to-date UK CAA charts of Gatwick from this link. The official charts cover taxiways, SIDs, STARs - and much more detail than you can use.

A simplified approach procedure via MAY

MAY 220kts 4000ft 005deg 117.9MHz
MAY D3 200kts 3000ft 005deg 117.9MHz
MAY D8.5 200kts 2000ft 262deg 117.9MHz
D004 200kts 2000ft 262deg 110.9MHz
C126L 200kts 2000ft 262deg 110.9MHz
GE 180kts 2000ft 262deg 110.9MHz
FAP5.5 160kts 2000ft 262deg 110.9MHz
D4 150kts 1525ft 262deg 110.9MHz
D1 135kts 565ft 262deg 110.9MHz

A simplified departure procedure via SFD

EGKK 150kts 1000ft 262deg 124.22MHz
SFD R320 200kts 2500ft 262deg 117.00MHz
SFD R313 220kts 4000ft 133deg 117.00MHz
SFD 250kts 8000ft 133deg 117.00MHz

External links