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14 Aug 15

Visited Guernsey (EGJB)from Netherthorpe (EGNF) on 11th August 2015 for an overnight stay returning on the 12th. This was in G-ROLY, a 172.

As usual the flight plan was filed via AFPEx and GAR forms sent via SkyDemon (free of charge). It was an early departure from Netherthorpe (0730local) for the flight down.

The weather was not great but easily arranged an ILS with Guernsey ATC and received vectors for the ILS onto runway 09, making the most of my IR(R).

We had arranged handling via ASG and they were there to meet us and gave helpful advice. They arranged fuel for us and we enjoyed the stay despite the weather. On the return to the airport the next day I was able to use their PC to file the return flightplan again via AFPEx and we departed a short time later with strong winds.

I have now visited all 3 Channel Islands and Guernsey worked out the most expensive at £53.20 for landing, parking overnight and handling. Still it was nice to have access to the ILS and the handling agent was good.

Will definitively be back in the future!

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3 Jul 09
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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1 Jul 09
If you are considering a visit to Guernsey, don't be put off by the Jersey Zone Class A. Having just made a trip down there on 28-29th June, ATC in both Jersey and Guernsey were efficient and courteous granting SVFR without any problems. The FBU is well organized and they will assist with your flight plan. For a reasonable sized airport Guernsey is very friendly and with landing charges at £10 for a single, free overnight parking and AVGAS at under £1/litre it must be one of the best value places to visit. From the airport it is easy to get into St Peter Port and there are plenty of things to see and do on the island which make a visit most enjoyable.
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28 Jun 06
There's an airport out there somewhere at the end of this 3 hour flight.
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