|Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 2):|
What about some place like PHX? I flew in there impromptu may times in nothing bigger than a Piper Seminole and got in with no problems, IFR or VFR.
Was I just lucky?
Nope, the only airports in the US that require slots for GA
aircraft are DCA
. Close enough to the US, YYZ
also requires slots.
|Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 3):|
Doesn't slots mean gate space rather than flying into an airport? I mean, a plane can fly into an airport and not use gate space.
No, in the US it's very easy to get slots and is simply for landing rights as obviously GA
planes don't park at a gate.
|Quoting Jetstar (Reply 4):|
To make a reservation for a GA landing slot at LGA, you call in as soon as the reservation time opens for the hour you want to land and if it is available then you get it assigned to your aircraft by N number.
Nowadays, domestically, YYZ
is the only airport you call in to get slots. All of the US slots (HDA and STMP) are issued online.
To answer the original question, as a biz-jet operator, the only airports that come to mind that we cannot get into are MMMX and LEMD. We can get into LFPG, but it costs $10,000 extra so use LFPB instead. Other airports either no do not require slots at all, or will neet a landing permit/slots. Some common ones that we deal with on a regular basis that can be a pain are all the London airports, Geneva, Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, and Sao Paolo, Slots are applied for through the presiding civil aviation authority, but in most cases the handler at the airport will get them. Slots can sometimes be issued in a day, otherwise it can take a week or more.