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Submitted by: Stephen Nuttall
Flew into Guernsey on Wednesday and Thursday 24 and 25 June on day trips from Alderney.

The flight between the two airfields is very easy - a brief "mini flight-plan" is completed and faxed to ATC (fax machines at Alderney and Guernsey in briefing rooms). We didn't refuel (only 20 minutes each way from Alderney!) but I believe that Avgas was only about 98p/litre on our visit. Landing fee of just over £17.00 would have been reduced by overnight parking or refuelling, but I think for the facilities (excellent parking included tie-downs and chocks adjacent to GA terminal and adjacent to the briefing facilities) made this a snip.

On the first day, we just took our greyhounds for a walk along the nearby coastal walk, but on the second day, we hired a car (dogs allowed) for £28/day including fuel! This was a brand new (only 19 miles on the clock!) Ford Focus diesel from Perry's (Europcar). After a tip from the GA terminal staff, I asked for, and got, an aircrew discount (well worth asking for - gave us about 15% off standard charges).

The main terminal (where the car was collected) was next to the GA terminal, but was about a 5 minute walk around the car park as security fencing meant we had to walk along the public road to get there. Terminal facilities were as expected at a busy commercial airfield - more than adequate and expensive with it.

ATC was, as you would expect, excellent, but you must expect to give way to commercial traffic (of which there is a lot), but made very easy by a very slick and helpful bunch of controllers. As with most commercial airfields, you will get a clearance before cleared for take-off, so be prepared, and use the ATIS to get the basic info before calling for engine start. A very easy airfield with first class facilities at a price which would put some GA airfields to shame.

We liked it so much that we will go back and spend a few days there as soon as we can. Highly recommended.

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