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14 Jul 14

Visited Alderney (EGJA) from Netherthorpe (EGNF) on 14/07/2014 in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe. Routing was via DTY VOR then over Brize and onto POMPI and ORIST RNAV waypoints.

No issues at all apart from the very early departure meaning many LARS units were still closed.

Jersey gave us a direct route to Alderney from ORIST, we were crossing the channel at FL60 (in line with the Quadrantal rules still in place in the UK.

Landing was on runway 26 and we exited via Bravo and tower asked for the fuel bowser to attend to us. Card payment was accepted with no issues for the cheap VAT free fuel. We then cleared customs via the Fire station and paid the £15 landing fee (reduced due to fuel uplift).

We headed into town and hired two mountain bikes at £7 each for 4 hours and cycled around the whole island and then had a lovely lunch.

I'd asked the fire station to charge my GoPro but they had forgot to plug it in I think, anyway I managed to get it back and then contacted the tower to enquire if I could do a circuit prior to the crew change or the return journey. This was no problem despite a steady stream of commercial traffic throughout the day.

The guides mention a route crossing at Le Touquet and following the French coast but in my opinion this is a long way round to go, fly direct and be sensible, it is no more dangerous than flying above an overcast layer even in a SEP.

Overall a really nice day and an excellent island to visit. The tourist office were really helpful and it was clear that everyone was keen for us to return which we will be, soon I hope!

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3 Jul 09
Flew into Alderney from Blackpool via Exeter on Sunday 21 June with my wife and our greyhounds for a short holiday. Interesting transit from the Jersey CTR boundry at "not above" 1000 feet due to volume of commercial traffic above us, but good weather and vis made it a lovely flight anyway. Great little cafe at the airfield and very friendly and helpful staff.

Alderney is a very friendly and "homely" airfield - wonderful location, good runway and parking areas with tie downs and chocks available, plus fuel at £1.01/litre with NO tax. Landing was £10 (this is a discount rate if fuel picked up or overnight stay) and included 3 nights free parking. Good briefing facilities available with advice at the end of the phone if needed.

Whilst there (until Friday), we did a couple of flights to Guernsey and it couldn't have been easier - mini flight plan took about 1 minute and great help from Alderney Tower and Guernsey approach all the way.

Very GA friendly airfield (as was Guernsey and Jersay radar) and friendly with it. The approaches were spectaullar, but on a hot day, and a small island, you will get wind from different directions and some wind-shear. Watch out for the weather - we had a VFR clearance to Guernsey, but vis reduced whilst we were lined up and this was changed to an IFR clearance only (which we were able to accept - Alderney and Guernsey are in a class "D" corridor) and we got radar vectors to a visual final at Guernsey (having gone VFR after going through a 100 foot cloud layer).

Alderney is wonderful and relatively quiet - we walked around the island (twice!) on the coastal path and felt we had the place to ourselves.

Recommendations: We ate outside at the (rather posh) Bray Beach Hotel on the first night (longest day) watching the sunset over the harbour - expensive but very nice (and dogs allowed in the outside eating area too). We also ate at the Harbour Lights (only open for a month when we were there). This is a bistro type restaurant and had very good food, was extremely friendly and with very reasonable prices - they also allowed the dogs outside (and inside after they saw how well behaved and quiet they were!). Marais Hall - oldest pub on the island with good food and beer.

The whole island is well worth a visit and it is EASY to get to and is a very different destination if you want to give it a try - well worth the effort and highly recommended.

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G-CSWH at Alderney
13 May 08
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Just leaving Alderney
1 Sep 07
Everyone at Alderney was very friendly - smashing sausage rolls too :-)
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My Yak
From Nick .
17 Apr 07
Like all good Yaks, never far from a feed
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Yak 52 and Pa28 flyout to Alderney
From Nick .
17 Apr 07
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Alderney air race, September 2006
9 Oct 06
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16 Aug 06
Final approach to 08, not a cloud in the sky :-)
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1 Jul 06
Alderney - Passing over on the way to Guernsey. Landed here on Sunday 25th June though.
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7 Mar 05
Alderney is the most wonderful little island. Three square miles populated by 2,300 of the nicest people you will find anywhere.

Without doubt the nicest of the Channel Islands (they're all nice - but Alderney tops my list) and the most perfect place for a GA trip. Everywhere is within walking distance.

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Alderney break water
From Nick .
24 May 04
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