Pilot reviews of Glenforsa Airfield
|“||Re-visited Glenforsa Airfield on Saturday 25th, staying overnight at the Glenforsa Hotel and returning to Blackpool on the Sunday.
I’ve been to Glenforsa before and it equals Oban for possibly the most spectacular views from a UK airfield. The strip itself is one of the smoothest and best drained grass strips you could visit.
Brendon and Alison at the Glenforsa Hotel were very helpful – B&B for ourselves and the dogs, great food, great malts (and wine) and with on-line notams and weather available.
The scenery was just thrown in for free. It was just one of those weekends – visibility was better than 60km – from the Solway Firth, we could already see Ailsa Craig, Aran and the Mull of Kintyre.
David Howitt was ever friendly and helpful and provided us with a hire car for the weekend. Just bear in mind that although well surfaced, the roads are mostly single track with passing places and Mull is a BIG island.
|“||As part of our Round Britain trip, we overnighted at Glenforsa after leaving Dundee and refueling at Wick. David Howitt was very helpful in planning the trip and checking weather. The strip was in very good condition despite all the rain in recent weeks. David did advise that more than 10 kts from the South can make it very tricky and to watch out for the growing Geese community.
It is a delight to stay at the Glenforsa Inn by the stip, Brendon and Allison will make you very welcome and sitting with one of the many Malts available looking at the view over the strip up the Sound of Mull and the surrounding hills in magical. Their is a PC available to flight plan.
Fuel can be got at Oban but book it well in advance to ensure no delays.
|“||Visited Glenforsa on 7 July to stay overnight at the adjacent Glenforsa Hotel. The 730 metre grass strip has to be one of the smoothest and best-drained grass strips I have ever been to. The location is amazing - right on the north coast of Mull with the Sound of Mull on one side and mountains on the other. The hotel was right next to the strip and can be highly recommended for good food, accommodation and friendliness. The owners are both experienced pilots too and much flying memorabilia is all around the hotel. Pre-flight briefing was available on-line at the hotel as well!
PPR was obtained from Oban (and we paid the landing fees there too). No fuel, but at a 10 minute flight to Oban, this was not an issue. At the time of year we went, we were able to walk the airstrip at 11.30 pm in pretty much daylight - very unusual for those of us from further south.
Can't believe that this is the first review, but why don't you go too and add another - this has to be one of the best small airfields in Scotland. |
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