Radio Procedures at Fife Airport


Fife Airport operates an Air-to-Ground (A/G) service on 130.455 Mhz with Call Sign "Fife Radio". This service is not constantly manned during operational hours, however it will be monitored.


Inbound Aircraft

Inbound pilots are requested to make an initial call when 10 miles from the airfield with a request for "Airfield Information" whereupon they will be advised the current Runway in Use, Airfield QFE and details of any known traffic in or around the circuit pattern.

When the SkyDive Parachute Club is active, the airfield will be closed to all traffic for the period that a parachute drop is taking place. Typically, this is usually around 5-6 minutes, during which time all aircraft must remain a minimum of 5 miles clear of the airfield.

When the circuit is active, pilots are requested to make an initial overhead join at 2,000ft and descend on the "Dead Side" (i.e. north of the airfield) to the circuit height of 1,000ft on the QFE. On joining the circuit, standard radio calls should be issued to announce:

  • Joining Crosswind
  • Downwind
  • Final Approach for Landing


Departing Aircraft

When parachuting is active, pilots must contact Fife Radio before starting their engine and request a clearance to do so. The Radio Controller will advise if a parachute drop is imminent, in which case pilots must wait until the drop has been completed and all chutes are on the ground before starting their engines.

Note: When a parachute drop is imminent, all rotors and propellers on the ground must be stopped for the duration of the drop.

If a drop is not imminent, the controller will advise that they may proceed to start their engines.


Fife Radio

Type of Service : Air-to-Ground

Frequency : 130.455 Mhz

Tayside Aviation


SkyDive St.Andrews

Fife Airport