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5 Jul 15 - Geoffrey Coan - Wrestlingworth

Flew in today from Sandy, a grey day and rain as I arrived, but a warm and friendly welcome from Chris and a number of club members who were waiting for the rain to pass!

Nice clubhouse, plenty of seating, and a good value cafe. £5 for a full English breakfast (with tea) and just £5 landing fee,

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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8 Dec 13 - Mark Batin - Oxford

I flew to Boston in a C42 on 1 Dec to use a free landing voucher, which was not required as there's no landing fee - pretty much says it all about this friendly little airfield! We joined overhead using Safetycom and listening to sensible calls from others in the circuit all behaving in a very courteous way; with the motor glider ahead of us parking up to allow us to land before his back track to the Clubhouse. The runway was well maintained and firm with just the odd bump to excuse the standard of my landing. We received a warm welcome from the local microlighters and had a splendid Sunday lunch for a fiver in the café. The café is under new management and is just the sort of aviation related business that deserves our support. There were some paramotor flyers operating by the time we left but departure was as uncomplicated as arrival. Boston is a great field and I recommend a visit; I'll certainly go back.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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24 Mar 12 - Doug Flory - G-AWOT Little Snoring
Flew in today to try the new cafe. Warm welcome from the residents and the food was good value. Easy to find but definitely an overhead join due to the paramotors. Runway can be unavailable when the adjacent rugby pitches are being used but this apparently is only for a short period on saturday and sunday mornings. Landing fee is a £5 for GA or free if buying from the cafe. Call Safetycom when approaching. Well worth a visit and the owner is keen for more GA to visit.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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3 May 10 - John Allan - Norwich
Flew into Boston for the first time on 1st May and can say it is a very friendly airfield and certainly somewhere a bit different to go. The runway is grass and aligned 09 / 27 with a length of approximately 620m x 20m, however there are some obstructions to consider at the 27 end. These comprise some buildings and tall trees just to the right of the centre line on short final and a road with lamp-posts which crosses the 27 threshold. There is also a large sports ground with rugby posts which is right next to the runway. All this may sound a bit off-putting but we had no problem getting in and out in a C172 using less than two thirds of the available field length in very light wind conditions. The field is fairly easy to spot as it is 2 miles west of the Boston Stump and the runway is almost parallel with the A1121, a railway line and a wide Dyke. Although there are no facilities at the airfield the folks are very friendly and there is a Pub / Restaurant right at the end of the runway (about 3 min walk). It would also be very easy to get a taxi into Boston. PPR is required and full details of airfield location and local procedures can be found on Boston Aero Club’s very good website : http://www.bostonaeroclub.co.uk/airfield.htm. Landing fee was just £5 (£3 for microlights). I certainly hope to visit again.
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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26 Jun 09 - Alex Toft - Leeds
Great little strip, about 600m in length. Mainly used by paramotors and microlights but was perfectly adequate for getting the Cardinal in and out with plenty to spare. Literally just on the edge of the town, so a fiver will get you a can into Boston.
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