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Submitted by: David C
The combination of friendly ATC (eg. asking if we were new/familiar after landing and providing clear progressive taxi instructions), great facilities (ILS, long runway etc.) easy parking make this a very worthwhile destination. I recommend you prearrange to visit/park at the onsite museum. Airbase is unusual for aircraft museums because so many of the aircraft are still airworthy (e.g. the old Nimrod is on 24 hour standby for oil pollution dispersal operations) and you can get inside them (even sit in the pilot seat). Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers to tell you about their history. Very reasonably priced £10 admission. There's been a fair bit of investment in the site over recent years which has good facilities all round. We were hosted by ClassicFlight, the new flying club based there, who have very swish new offices and very experienced staff. In addition to the usual PA28 and Robin for PPL training, they also have access to a wide range of unusual aircraft if you fancy your hand at something else. There was relatively little traffic around - someone doing circuits, a couple of passenger flights, a few other visitors. By staying below 1500 feet, we remained well clear of Birmingham airspace and the VRPs were easy to spot. Seems a very good combination of full ATC and facilities with reasonable prices and not that busy. One to put on the list of places to visit if you haven't been there.
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