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26 May 13 - Ken Glasby - Lincoln but fly out of Bagby
Visited 25/05/13 in Eurostar, made very welcome by the two people in the clubhouse. Runways in very good condition also the grass parking area. It is an easy airfield to find. Had no problems routing straight through Newcastle Zone, controller very helpful. Routed back down the coast back to Bagby. Overall a very pleasant trip. Eshott is an airfield worth visiting.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 3
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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29 Jan 11 - Conor Sproat
Eshott Airfield is just a great place to visit if you want a warm reception. The club members are very friendly. Land owner, Strom along with Steve (CFI), couldnt be anymore friendly and welcoming to everyone. Tonnes of room for visiting aircraft Pretty great place if you ask me. http://www.eshottairfield.co.uk
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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4 Dec 10 - FERRYAIR WORLDWIDE - EDINBURGH

Visited Eshott quite a few times in 2010 in varying aircraft and always been given a warm welcome. Really good facilities are available to visiting pilots.

Internet available for flightplanning and a friendly atmosphere in the Clubhouse

I would highly recommend a visit.

Part of the ambience of Eshott is down to the friendly members going out of their way to be helpful to visitors.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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7 Sep 09 - Alan Stewart - Aberdeen
Flew from Aberdeen to Eshott on Saturday 5th Sept 2009, I was one of 3 aircraft for the Dyce Flying Club Fly out. Having never been to Eshott, it made things a bit more interesting on a shorter and narrower runway that i was used to. Made the Call to Eshott to be given the weather info and a message that the kettle was on! Runway and grass parking areas were in good condition and nice little clubhouse where we got coffee before departing for Fife will visit again!
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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27 Jan 09 - Conor Sproat
I am currently Learning to fly at eshott. By road it is simple to find, also by air as it is directly parallel to the south bound lane of the A1. The facilities at Eshott are perfect: Toilet, Lounge, Kitchen, Picnic Area and FREE car parking. Eshott has 4 tarmac runways 01, 08,19 and 26. Hangers on site are quite big. Big enough to fit at least 40 flex wings in. Grass parking for Aircraft. Everybody you meet at Eshott will always have a smile on their face and always happy to help. Steve Clarehugh is the airfield owner and he is probably one of the most friendliest guys i have met.

Overall Eshott is "The" Airfield to fly from or to for a good day out.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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25 Jan 08 - Chris Denham
the food and drink facilities in eshott are fine. What you want Tea, coffee??? it's all there so no worries and the local staff are so friendly and welcoming its unbeleivable im actually doing my pilots licence there and i couldn't be happier with the place.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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6 Nov 07 - Andrew Nicol - Gateshead
I am currently learning to fly at Eshott and having a great time.

The locals are all friendly and willing to help when needed. Improvments are being made to facilities here, they have recently built new toilets and added a small extension to the already good sized club house. Plenty of tea and coffee on the go.

Runways are tip-top. Try not to over fly the neighbouring houses or they'll get you with thier giant flie swats!

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1 Jun 07 - Richard Maxted - Sherburn
Just to add scores
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 2
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 2
  • Friendliness of welcome: 3
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15 Aug 05 - Richard Maxted - Sherburn
Just to confirm the runways are in A1 condition. Watch the grass though as it has some holes and ruts.

Also, worth making sure that you mention if you need fuel. They are helpful folks but not all of them are able to dispense it and they need to call for help.

Highly recommend it as a destination , calling in point. Newscastle Zone are very friendly and the route from Redcar up the coast is superb and commonly used so that both Teesside and Newcastle are happy to clear you through the zones.

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17 Apr 04 - Barry Hunter - Gainsborough

The weeds are all gone - the East West and North South runways have been tarmaced three weeks ago. Lovely and smooth!

The natives are still as friendly but PPR is recommended due to sensitive locals.

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31 Jan 04 - Nick Thompson - Hong Kong
I flew into and out of Eshott last year and found it a very friendly place.
Both runways were a bit overgrown (weeds growing through the tarmac) but not bad.
I think that they had just increased one of the runways (East-West) up to 700m.
Mostly microlights but welcoming to all.
I enjoyed operating from there; Newcastle is so expensive for landing....
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