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29 Jun 18 - Ken Buchanan - London

Went into Fishburn as something of a diversion, since earlier sectors had gone pear shaped. As it turned out I was there for two nights as weather further north was a problem.

 

The staff there could not be more friendly and the field is a delight, including the new cafe.

 

When we made an abortive attempt to go further north and had to return, they would not take another landing fee.

 

Sloping runway and adjacent power lines need to be looked out for, however.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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27 Jun 18 - Andrew Smith - Ulceby

I visited Fishburn for the first time today, and I will definitely be heading back again soon - its a very friendly place !

I enquired about the Landing Fee and was told there was no landing fee if I ate at the "Aviator" - which was a nice touch.

Airfield is well laid out and looks to be very well looked after.

The grass was nice and short and the RT response when I was inbound was good - though its not always manned, so be prepared to blind call.

The runway is interesting, as it has a significant slope.

I had lunch at the "Aviator Café / Restaurant" and have to say it was good and tasty.....I will be visiting the airfield again in the near future.

  • 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: 3
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12 Jun 15 - Liam Sandie - Barnsley

Visited Fishburn from Netherthorpe (EGNF) on 12/06/2015 in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe.

Late departure from Netherthorpe due to low cloud and fog but it was CAVOK at Fishburn. I was aware of the slope and decided to land uphill on 26 despite the 8kt tailwind. As we approached another aircraft was lining up on 08 which messed things up slightly and I ended up going around. No issues landing, but be prepared and have an idea what to expect.

A couple of aircraft on the ground and the new Café 26 was open. We opted for breakfast sandwich and drink (1 alcoholic for non flying pax) and it was a pleasant hour or so in the sun.

No real response from radio calls and we did not need PPR, just advised to call up when inbound.

An interesting airfield and set in nice surroundings.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 3
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 2
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 2
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16 Jul 13 - John Rogan - Portishead

Flew into Fishburn for the weekend from Kemble, easy to find airfield and the landing information I received on a survey visit a few weeks earlier, from a club member, was spot on, "it's easy son, just be 1500' over that quarry chimney straight into downwind no problem'.

The runways have a bit of a slope but well maintained as is the parking area.

The welcome from Beryl, her son and members is warm and friendly, the downside is I never had time to sample the wonderful smelling bacon butties.

I recommend visiting Fishburn, and make time for the butties!

  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 3
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 1
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8 May 11 - Robert Tait - Elgin, Scotland
First time in here although I have spoken to Eric Bentley many times on the phone. Berly was very welcoming and had fuel ready for us as soon as we arrived. Nice strip and one I will definitely visit again.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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29 Jan 08 - michael j miller - bowness on solway kirkbride
Fishburn is the best airfield in the world!!

Friendly people who welcome visitors from everywhere.

Worth a visit just for the 'coffee cake' !!! and Beryl's BLT sandwiches.

You will be guaranteed a warm welcome here.

Mike and Dave Carlisle GBAKM

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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6 Oct 07 - James Neil - Dumfries
A beautiful little airfield. Well worth visiting just for the chat with the locals and a very interesting selection of visiting aircraft. My landing fee was waived as I filled up with fuel. Note there is a 1.6% upslope on 26 and although in good condition, flat it aint. The strange black dots just North of the runway on Pooley’s plate are a row of hangars, which made the field relatively easy to find when I realised what they were.
  • 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
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1 Jun 07 - Richard Maxted - Sherburn
Fabulous little airfield. Interesting technical problems, good facilities, nice place to stop off on an afternoon out. The runway does all sorts of slopes at once which is hillarious but it is in good condition as are the parking areas. the A/G is typical small strip, intermittant but functional. If you need R/T at places like this .... I seem to recall the landing fee was insignificant and it may even have been free for Sherburnites. I spent over two hours here just chatting to the locals who I had never met, being topped up with coffee and sampling some truly excellent Chocolate Cake (homemade with abundant icing). There was a briefing stuff somewhere i recall but it wasn't obvious.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 3
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 1
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18 Jun 05 - Ken Glasby - knaresborough
Visited on 18th June 2005 in C150, a very friendly place, good sandwiches, well worth a visit.
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