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In the UK, which ATS unit would be responsible for CTR entry clearances? Would the approach controller issue them, or would the approach controller need to co-ordinate a clearance from the aerodrome controller? If the former, I assume the approach controller would pre-note the aerodrome controller?

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you talking about IFR or VFR? For IFR flights the clearances are usually given by clearance delivery before departure. $\endgroup$ – TomMcW Jun 6 '16 at 21:12
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry should have specified, I'm referring to VFR. $\endgroup$ – tim-berry Jun 7 '16 at 20:36
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The answer depends on which aerodrome you are talking about, and can be found in the UK AIP: http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php%3Foption=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=165&Itemid=3.html

Click eAIP to open the electronic AIP. In the left menu, open the AD 2 Aerodromes section and navigate to the aerodrome in question. Then open the AD 2.17 section of that aerodrome.

In AD 2.17, airspaces related to the specific aerodrome are listed. Column 1 contains the airspace designator and lateral limits. Column 4 contains the responsible ATS unit.

As an example - the Birmingham (EGBB) CTR is controlled by Birmingham Approach.

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