Visited Cumbernauld (EGPG) direct from Netherthorpe (EGNF) in G-ROLY, a C172 based at Netherthorpe on 21/06/2016. Routing was via Sherburn and Carlisle overheads then TLA VOR. Edinburgh approach were very helpful and there were no issues with gaining transits either on the way in or the return flights.
The weather en route was initially good although it did get pretty poor over the hills and we were IMC for some time with +/- 500fpm at times.
The airport has no instrument approach aids and we were told they were blown away in some severe wind in previous years but there are plans to have an RNAV approach installed in the near future.
The runway is in excellent condition with lighting if required.
We have a very friendly welcome from the tower man and chatted for some time.
Unfortunately there was no food on offer as the café was closed with no open date planned, the only option was a vending machine downstairs.
The return flight was done via the Edinburgh overhead to view my new base and then via Holy Island in Northumbria for some scenic photos.
Glad to have visited, another new one for the log book!
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