South Lantau West

Flyable wind direction:
South (S-SE)

HKPA3 solo, HKPA2 under supervision

Altitude Limit:

Class C (Lantau CTR)

Emergency:  Call 999 (or +852 3661 1696 when using Mainland signal for Lantau South Police)

Click on the icons to see details of takeoff/landing and walking path


South Lantau is separated into two flying zones (east and west) this page is a about the West flying site.
Please be reminded that crossing between the two flying sites is strictly prohibited because of Helicopter Traffic in the gap.

South Lantau is one of two Southerly sites in Hong Kong. It is mostly a Soaring site, with good thermals on a sunny day. The site allows limited XC flights with great views and a easy beach landing.

The site is in controlled airspace close to the GFS Base at HK International Airport. There are special requirements.

  • You MUST CONTACT the Government Flying Service Prior to flying the site PH: 23058301. They will want to know which side you are flying and your duration of flight.
  • You must not fly across the Road from one side to the other. This is an active Helicopter Lane
  • DO NOT Enter Cloud on this site. There are Aircraft nearby.

Landing Areas:


Winds to look for on the HKO website are Chung Chau with as much S as possible and 15+ km

Height Limit 2000 feet = 610m


Getting to South Lantau – Take the MTR to Tung Chung. You can either get a Blue Taxi ( Exit C ) toward Cheung Sha, or get any NLB bus ( Exit A ) to Mui Wo, Ngong Ping or Tai O. In either case when you can see the top of the hill get out at the bus stop.

Take the upper trail on the other side of the road.

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