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Tue 15 Jun - Stephen Nuttall - 0.5 NM North of Inskip VRP - Fly from Blackpool

Flew into Finmere on 10 June from Turweston, an eight minute flight. I had wanted to fly into here a few years back but could never get PPR. This time a lovely lady approved PPR and provided all the info I needed. Cars were using the runway for testing, but moved out of the way both in and out and gave a friendly wave.

 

I spoke with a few of the people based there who seemed a very friendly lot and sat on a lovely bench under the shade of a tree watching the world go by. Although there was nothing much at the airfield, the location is nice and rural and would work for a picnic!

 

The runway was in good condition and a nice taxiway to park near to the hangars. Watch out for the wooden fences which are close to the edge of the taxiway. Other than that, yet another really nice destination that I may come to again and explore a bit further.

  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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4 Aug 16 - Dave Gillespie

Finmere has gone thru changes since the bad reviews on this site. I have spent 5 months here and during that time 2 gliders have diverted and had their tow planes arrive and aerotow out. Both cases took over 4 hours to complete. No landing fee was charged. No one should hesitate to divert and land if the situation calls for it. That is a called a precautionary landing. Pre planned landings do require PPR, just like most other aerodromes in this country, and will pay a landing fee.

I am a Canadian and not used to this PPR aspect . We are very lucky in Canada to not have that issue.

  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
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