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23 Nov 16

Visited Leeds East Airfield (EGCM)on 23/11/2016(formally Church Fenton) in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe. This was a last minute short flight with minimum planning required in winter weather. Netherthorpe was very boggy and hence no circuits allowed.

 

PPR was arranged with minimum fuss over the phone and we were advised of free landings if we uplift 75 litres of AVGAS (for aircraft over 1000kg) otherwise it would have been £15. Under 1000kg it is 50litres uplift to secure free landing otherwise it will be £10.

The runways are immaculate as to be expected and there are plans to have an RNAV approach created. The JETA1 fuel is self service 24hours according to the Pooleys guide which could be useful. Lighting is still installed at the airfield but the old ILS is no longer present.

The large café was open serving very nice hot food and good prices even though this was mid week in November.

Having obtained our PPLs at nearby Sherburn (EGCJ) it was a nice experience to land at the old Church Fenton having requested MATZ penetrations countless times years ago and also good to get back up in the 172 having started my first commercial job recently for Europe's largest regional airline.

Everyone was friendly at the airfield and we would definitely be back, a nice short local trip for the winter months to maintain currency.

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Church Fenton's repainted "Pundit Code"
22 Sep 15
The painters had just finished repainting the Pundit Code and suggested I climb the Control Tower Steps to take the picture.
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"I want to be alone......"
22 Sep 15
G-CHOE on the ramp at Church Fenton: "I want to be alone......"
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24 Jul 15

Church Fenton is back up and running as Leeds East Airport. We went there to overnight and take advantage of their hangars and the welcome we received could not have been more warm and friendly.

The runways are in excellent condition, as are the taxiways, even the grass was well kept. The tower was being refurbished so no ATC. There was no landing fee as we took fuel and for our £25 fee got an entire C Type hangar to ourselves! The old T2 (middle) hangar was in the process of being changed in to a terminal, and the old offices in hangar No.3 were also being transformed all to a high standard.

Think of all the ex-RAF airfields you've visited that are suffering from neglect, are looking rundown and shabby and this place couldn't be further removed. If I was looking to base an aircraft in that part of the world, CF/LE would be the top of my list.

Church Fenton/Leeds East has so much potential and I will be visiting again.

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