Pilot reviews of Eddsfield Airfield
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Visited Eddsfield today on a whim. I used to go a lot in the past but not been for a while. I had forgotten just what a cracking place this is. The runway and airfield are immaculate and the views are, in my opinion, the best from any airfield in the UK. Love it.
Went in today and by the time I got to the clubhouse the kettle had been boiled just for me. Was made very welcome by two members of the club. Even though the vis was a bit rubbish today, the views on the Wolds were great. Good strip to visit.
I called in for the first time this week (G-SACY AT-3) and although I had to do a few low passes to get the attention of the chap cutting the grass on the strip, before I could land, it was all so worth it. The friendly welcome, relaxed atmosphere and a decent brew were just the ticket mid way on a circular trip from Sherburn out to the coast. The new Club House is not yet open but I'm assured it will be soon. The decking area was so relaxing in the sun and 2 other GA pilots arrived just after me, so some good aviation banter and chat just added to the experience. I called in again yesterday in a PA28 but the wind was Easterly and I didn't fancy the tall trees at the end of runway 09! Will call in again whenever I can, highly recommended.
Popped into Eddsfield today for the first time. It was an extremely enjoyable experience and a great place to visit. The notes inside make everything easy to find and sort out.
Will certainly call in again.
|“||Very impressed by the quality of the grass strip. Friendly reception and great views from the field while you are drinking your coffee. |
|“||After contacting Ed ( yes its his field ) explaining I needed to get a client shower sorted out in Scarborough, his recommended plumbers met me at the field, they took me to Scarborough a few miles away, checked out the shower and subsequently did a brilliant job - happy client and happy pilot & flew there and back how cool is that.
I was seriously impressed with the whole professional feel of the airfield, from the permanent on line Met in the club house, to good freindly atmosphere, excellent runway and services
Skyranger 912S ULM - Sywell |
|“||I have been over to Eddsfield a couple of times now, and thoroughly recommend it if you're in the area. The trees on the approach to 27 are psychologically daunting but no real problem, though I suspect the climb out on 09 might be a different matter - especially on a still day in a Cessna 150! The landing fee (£5 in the honesty box) is an absolute giveaway for this superb strip. Add to that the friendly welcome and cheap fuel, and Eddsfield is a must. |
|“||Eddsfield is a rare delight in the mountains of Yorkshire. here is always someone prepared to chat to you about aeroplanes. Not much in the way of facilities but I'm told there is a good pub close by. Fuel is usually the cheapest in the area. |
|“||Reported earlier that we had visited Sherburn, we then left for Eddsfield and what a great friendly place it is. Quaint set up with the C on a caravan and the kettle is there for a brew and there are snacks available. We hope for a straight in on 90 but it was a little hazy and we joined overhead eventually.
Could have stayed there chatting for hours. Will be back again. Big thanks to the owner for keeping a place so well looked after.
Take off was 09 and has others have said, the trees are a bit high and give you that "Phew" factor after take off.
R Chamberlain |
|“||Classic of its kind, owned by the eponomous Ed who is usually around providing cheer and chat. Facilities are spotless, basic but sufficient. The location is fabulous and the runway is beautifully maintained. Snacks rather than cooking on the food front, laughably low landing fee, and Eddsfield weather site provides a good briefing.
One of those places where it is easily possible to waste hours doing nothing much except drinking coffe and watching the sky. |
|“||Called into Eddsfield yesterday evening. Very useful live weather on their website and very friendly on the phone. Noone really about, as expected, but what a strip! Perfectly maintained. Steer clear of the local villages when in the circuit (27R, 09L). 09 has a clear approach, 27 has some trees on short-final and a radio mast nearby, but some drag flap and a dab of side-slip gets you down on the numbers without issue. Make blind calls if no radio response.
There's fuel available, a well kitted out caravan serving refreshments during the day, a load of benches and a barbeque. I'll definitely be heading back there for a picnic in the summer!
|“||13/14th.July, 2005. Had occasion to need a field close to Bridlington. "The other one" used to have an exceptionally bumpy mile and a half track to access it by road so I don't use it anymore.
One of the best receptions I've ever had when visiting - Edd, Ray and the lads were so friendly I will definitely be back - couldn't do enough to help.
Only other comment I would make would be regarding available runway width when crop almost ready to harvest.
I brought a taildragger in with a bit of a crosswind.
I was happy but, if the wind had been a little stronger or if the visitor wasn't very experienced, there would not have been a lot of room to allow for mistakes.
The rest is perfect for a "drop-in". Plenty of room in the parking area, a second hangar becoming available and a comfortable facility to relax with a coffee whilst awaiting your transport.
Give 'em a call !!
|“||Visited on 15th May 2005, a very friendly place, people there make you most welcome and it is in a super location. Well worth a visit. |
|“||I'm a regular flyer into Eddsfield (both parents and in-laws live near by!) and it gets better with each visit. Ed and the rest of the Eddsfield pilots are a very friendly bunch and very helpful. If departing to the East the trees can be a bit intimidating for a "first timer" but they recently lopped a few to make it a bit better. Watch a few departures and you'll see that there is actually a lot more clearance than you think! One other thing to watch for - Eddsfield is a very popular microlight destination and the trees can make these tricky to spot on the runway if the radio isn't manned. I'd echo other comments on the website - it is very good and puts many bigger fields to shame. Go there! |
|“||Been here several times. One of the Friendliest airfields around. Pristine grass strip, long and easy to spot from the air. See their great website for aerial photos briefing and real time webcam for weather. |
|“||Eddsfield is one of the most welcoming destinations around. The clubhouse consists of a static caravan situated next to the grass parking area, and inside you can make yourself a cup of tea, help yourself to biscuits and thumb through albums full of photos of past visitors (the owner tries to photograph each one – the more interesting the better). Apparently visiting pilots can even stay in the bunks in the caravan! The landing fee, including tea and biccies, is a donation of your choice. By the way, the owner is Ed (a local farmer) – and it's his field, hence the airfield name! When I visited, I approached from the east abeam Bridlington and the place was very easy to find. Good landmarks are the red-roofed crematorium just south of the approach to 27, and the north-south band of trees just east of the field. There's also a couple of tall masts quite close to the approach, so care is required. The trees are 80ft and VERY close to the threshold and this makes the approach quite tricky. I ended up coming in quite flat, very close to the trees and then slipping in to the threshold. I can imagine this being quite tricky on a warm, windy day. On departure, I accepted a small tailwind and departed to the west – those trees look BIG from the runway! The airfield website - http://www.eastyorkshire.co.uk/eddsfield/ - is one of the best airfield sites I’ve ever seen and is well worth a visit, even if you don’t intend to actually visit! The highlight is online live, very detailed weather from the weather station sited on the field – a model for others to copy. |
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