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15 Sep 12 - Paul Gandy - Heathfield
I visited Elmsett on a Saturday and there was very little activity on the airfield so wouldn't be sure that its possible to get fuel all of the time. The runway is in excellent condition as are the taxi ways and the grass parking areas. £10 landing fee paid at an honesty box on the right just inside the hanger door The airfield is easy to spot form the air and a quite large circuit is stipulated as part of the nose abatement procedures on the web however the landmarks are very easy to identify. It is the Wattisham MATZ so it is essential to call up Wattisham approach 15 miles out. There is no longer an Elmsett frequency so if Wattisham don't respond it's blind calls on the way in and out of the airfield. PPR needed and there is good info on the website.
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
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13 Sep 12 - roger penney - greasby, wirral.
I visited Elmsett on 12th September 2012, my friend had a meeting in Felixstowe. You still have to talk to Wattisham who were open just before 0900hrs to assist us with a direct track from the west to Elmsett. You do not call Elmsett as the frequency is not manned, stay with Wattisham until on the ground and call them again prior to departure. The runway is very well kept, short grass, firm and dry even after all the rain we have had in what is supposed to be summer. There is an honesty box for landing fees inside the first hangar marked with the C, fuel available at very reasonable rates of £1.99 per ltr. I was assisted in fuelling by an engineer. Ample parking on the grass and concrete tie downs inset if you are night stopping, you just need ropes. The clubhouse as was closed as they are about to build a new one. Toilets are in the hangar for visitors use. I was made very welcome by David the chief engineer as I stayed at the field until my friend returned in the afternoon. You may have a problem getting 3G on your phone for weather here, engineers allowed me to use their laptop prior to departure for the long run home to Liverpool. A lovely peaceful spot in the middle of the countryside, worth a visit just to get it in your logbook. Landing fee £10.
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 2
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14 Apr 05 - David Richardson - Fowlmere
I visited Elmsett on 10 April 2005. It can be a little difficult to spot (for us "non GPS" pilots), but the big hangars at Wattisham help with location - although keep an eye out for gliders. The club was very quiet at the weekend, but we made ourselves a cup of coffee and enjoyed the peace of the English countryside!
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