Pilot reviews of Cromer / Northrepps International Airport
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Flew into Cromer on the afternoon of 2nd June in a PA28. Landing fee was just £7 which we paid beforehand on the website when booking the PPR.
Surprisingly, no answer on the radio this time so made blind calls and landed 04 in the breeze from the NE. Spoke to a couple in the car park - Chris had been there on the radio that morning but had just left for the day. Chris (if he is there) will often ask if you require a taxi into Cromer while you are taxiing in to park. We were given directions for the walk into Overstrand - about 3 miles, then along the beach to Cromer, another 2 miles. Nice day out, taxi back up to the airfield from Cromer was £8.50.
A lovely quiet, gently undulating grass strip which is well worth a visit. Airfield cafe opening times are on the website.
Popped in to Cromer for Valentines day 2017....we got a taxi in to town organised by Chris (he called the taxi for us after we called in on Cromer Micro for joining instructions).
Lovely welcome from Chris, all very quiet at Cromer, but the facilities are superb.
£8 each way to/from Cromer, excellent service.
Dined at No1 Upstairs, superb food, highly recommended.
Thank you Chris, look forward to seeing you again soon.
I visited Cromer airfield over the weekend of 31st August / 1st September 2013.
The welcome was extremely friendly and the local area provides lovely flying experiences.
En-route, the service from Norwich Radar was very helpful too.
Well worth a visit - looking forward to my next one!
My first visit to this delightful airfield in north Norfolk, near to the towns of Cromer and Sheringham,, which have good old-fashioned entertainments for kids of all ages, a sandy beach, a pier and loads of fish and chip shops. The local specialities are of course Cromer crab and lobster. The airfield is owned and run by Mr Chris Gurney, who was on the radio for our arrival on Cromer Micro (129.82), and who arranged a taxi to meet us before we had landed. The main runway is 04/22 and has a good surface, which undulates a bit, but caused no problem for my Robin HR 100/285 Tiara on either landing or take-off. The Cabin Crew cafe was manned by a delightful lady, and the Pilot breakfast at £4.50 looks well up to standard. A smashing airfield - We'll be back!
|“||Flew in to Northrepps today from Seething, was my first time landing on grass. What a lovely little place this is and a credit to Chris and all who help keep it that way.
Did not sample the food as lunch was waiting on our return to Seething but had a really friendly welcome, it's tidy, well kept and definatley a place I wil be heading back to. |
|“||Excellent airfield......... choice of runways with short grass, Mogas on site for the aircraft together with a decent cafe for the pilot and pax.
Camping by your aircraft, and a very decent Pub with good food within 20 mins walk |
|“||Best of luck to Chris who does a wonderful job. Such a friendly airfield.
We went to the Foundry Arms in the village and had a superb meal. |
|“||Flew in before new year, smashing airfield and an ideal location. Didn't get a chance to meet Chris as we had to be back at our home airfield by 12.00. |
Runway was plenty long enough for our PA-28, even when quite wet.
A flight over Norfolk can spook one into the lost past of the countless number of disused RAF bases, and how they lie dormant across the county.
I know the airfield is under threat at the moment, but I wish the best of luck for Northrepps in the coming months.
|“||Very nice little airfield with the benefit of two runways although 330 / 150 is rather short for some sircraft.
Easy to locate, watch out for the power cables next to the railway just before 22, which has a displaced threshold as a result. PPR required.
No dedicated frequency however excellent information provided on 129.825 which is the "microlight frequency" and the one that Cromer ask visiting pilots to use.
The little cafe is excellent - best all day breakfast around in my opinion. Mogas was available when I visited.
all in all well worth a re-visit. |
|“||Flew to Cromer today from Seething (both new airfields in my log)
Universally friendly welcome, and lovely airfield. Extensive microlight activity,so PPR before setting off.
Watched a Gyrocopter 'beat up' the field before landing- The pilot had 4 silver bars on his epaulettes- maybe a BA Capt??(!!)
|“||visited Cromer today a great little airfield 2 nice runways andvery friendly people. well worth a visit.town looks to far to walk. |
|“||Flew into Cromer from Old Buck yesterday, we are obviously strictly GA, so none of those hang glider types with the insulated boiler suits at our home base. Thought I'd impress them with a freshly ironed and starched white pilots shirt. The new strip at Cromer is a lovely place, but rather a few too many microlighters there for my liking, with the exception of the imaculate red X-Air (almost GA?) there was a bloke flying round in one of those food blender gyro things (see latest adventures of Postman Pat) looked like he was trying to grow a George Michael type beard ? enough said I think ! Also saw an old flexywing in one of the hangars, covered in cobwebs, looked like it hadn't been flown for at least 50 years, so was probably one of the originals ? I brushed off some of the dust, and the rusty nameplate said "Quantum" ?
All in all a great trip out, and I'll be back soon.
Major I.S Water.
|“||Flew into Northrepps a couple of weeks ago, just superb all round. Very friendly and reasonable landing fee.
The new cafe is also a great addition to the facilities.
saw some aircraft on the ground, including a nice X-Air.
Looking forward to my next visit,
keep it up Chris & Kevin.
|“||Great friendly little strip, don't get confused with the old strip! it still looks like a runway!
Will definately be visiting again soon. |
|“||Fantastic, friendly little field strip, just outside of Cromer, Norwich. Operated by Chris Gurney (great host, air ground op and taxi arranger). Offered mug of tea before anything else. Mostly microlight and paragliding activities by the locals but easily accept bigger. My 172 got down within first 1/2 even with cross wind. Great to see the spirit of aviation alive and well in Norfolk and this little field is now on my list to regularly stop in at. It definately deserves a visit and I highly recommend you give it a go. Freesh crab salad lunch in Cromer town (only a £5, 10 min cab ride away) was superb.
Well done to all. |
|“||Flew in to Northrepps Intl for the Cromer festival. If you are like me and prefer charm and enthusiasm over facilities then you will be in for a treat. This immaculately kept and beautiful airfield is the product of Chris Gurney, probably the friendliest and most helpful airfield operator around. This tiny airfield has no hangars or any apparent resident aircraft. The runway is only 493 metres and slopes uphill to the north so hone your short-field skills before going. Only 2 miles from Cromer and Mr Gurney will call you a cab. A wonderful place. |
|“||My wife & I flew into Northrepps last saturday. The runway is 493m long with a downslope, but the gusty x-wind helped to slow us on finals. Chris Gurney provided tea and a lift into Cromer, where we had a very relaxing day in the sun.
When we returned, Chris helped us with planning our departure routing and we made a interesting takeoff, helped by the x-wind.
The strip is immaculately maintained and the welcome warm and friendly. I can't recommend Northrepps too highly.
|“||What a gem. If you can handle the short uphil runway (get a good briefing first by phone). You will find one of the great characters of aviation. Chris Gurney. Chris does everything from his wheelchair. Best times to visit are in the summer and he will help witha taxi into Cromer which is 2 miles away. Alternatively try one of the fly in weekends and/or even the seafood weekend which is marvelous if you like seafood.
Just remember to get a briefing on that runway. I go there in a Piper Arrow but it has caught out several unwary pilots.
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