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31 Aug 11 - Neil Bassett - Taunton
I flew into Land's End on 29.08.11 having first obtained PPR by telephone. I contacted the tower when I was overhead St.Ives and as requested routed via the VRP at Pendeen Lighthouse. From there I had no problems finding the airfield and was given clear instructions to land on R34. Parking was easy and I paid my landing fee at what appeared to be the same desk that passengers use to check in for Skybus flights to the Isles of Scilly which threw me momentarily! The fee for my PA-28 was £13.50. We had bacon and egg sandwiches for lunch which were excellent although we were slightly disappointed that they had none of the Cornish pasties which are advertised on the airfield's website! We then sat outside on the patio from where there's a superb view across to the Isles of Scilly. There wasn't a great deal of activity apart from the Skybus Islanders coming and going but a very pleasant afternoon nonetheless. ATC was again very good on departure and we routed via Pendeen Lighthouse and St.Ives again then via St.Austell, Plymouth and Exeter before returning to our base in Somerset. The weather was excellent so the views of Cornwall were spectacular and I would definitely recommend a visit to Land's End.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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29 Mar 11 - rob noble-warren - penzance

Just finished a PPL at the Lands End MSH flying school. Couple of things: (1) do PPR first because I've known the tower to (initially refuse) landing permission; (2) landing on 25 at sun-down with haze means much less visibility than the TAF leads you to expect - causing me at 30 hours flying time in training to land off the runway just beyond the PAPIs because that was all I could see. Embarrassing. Very friendly, relaxed people, Recommended. There is a dedicated terminal for GA briefings.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 3
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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1 Jul 09 - Stephen Nuttall - 0.5 NM North of HMS Nightjar
Called into Land's End Airfield on Monday 29 June out from Perranporth before returning to Blackpool.

The location is super and the refuelling facilities (self-serve) very easy and convenient to use.

I like grass strips, and Land's End has four of them! All were in super condition as was the whole airfield. The cafe was absolutely lovely and the staff friendly and helpful, offering to bring water for our dogs as well as sorting out drinks for us.

Briefing was by asking the counter staff who then allowed us to use their PC terminal to log onto met and AIS.

A commercial field with scheduled flights to the Isles of Scilly, yet very accommodating to GA. When we flew to the Isles of Scilly the previous Saturday, the Tower frequency gave us a basic service to and from the half-way point along the transit corridor - very reassuring over the Atlantic in a SEP!

Another excellent airfield, highly recommended.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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27 Jun 09 - Leia Fee - Swansea
Very friendly. We camped overnight beside the aircraft. ATC were doing an outstanding job in very busy conditions and still managing to maintain a sense of humour and friendly attitude! Nice little coffee shop and cafe -- we spent a few hours relaxing there waiting for weather to clear on the Scillies. Pretty typical landing and overnight fees. Grass in good condition and a wide selection of runways! Loonnggg walk to the landmak it's named for though! ice open top bus runs past the airport entrance to get you there though. No GA s[ecific briefing facilites but staff offered to let us use there computer to check weather.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 3
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29 Aug 08 - roger penney - greasby, wirral.
Do not rely on the TAFS for weather here, it has its own climate and can be socked in suddenly. Very friendly airfield, limited parking, ppr essential if you want to overnight. All the grass between runways is taxiable. Self service fuel is easy.There is engineering on site if something breaks. Small cafe in the mini terminal serves snacks and drinks. (soft), coffee etc.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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26 Aug 08 - liam oconnell - hucknall
after a check flight with matthew in golf papa charlie i took my daughter up for a ride around st ives bay,michaels mount,stunning views wherever we looked,it really is a must see and do place to visit.used runway 25 into a 240/16 breeze,gpc was up in no time,airfield a little hard to spot so eyeball it well before leaving the area,the flashing strobe light on the control tower is easy to spot if looking in the right place.great place,fantastic views,will be back
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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13 May 08 - Bob Chapman - North Weald
I flew into Lands End from North Weald on Monday 12th May, the viz was not brilliant but you cannot hide the fantastic scenery and rugged coastline. we approched down the South cost and departed along the North coast. The flight was quite long, two hours twenty there and three hours back, but well worth the effort, The wind was ever changeable while we were there which gave us some concerns about getting airborn, three up and 3/4 full tanks on 700 meters but we made it easily. The sandwhich was reasonable, the reception was good, I think we need to support these more remote airfields. Were I to go again I think I would do it as part of a longer flight to the Scillies and stay over as at over five hours flying it was hard on the bum
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
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31 May 07 - ian atherton - Mollington,Oxon.
When you visit, get a lift down to St.Just and buy a pasty from McFadden and Sons Butchers (SW 36 31

Market Square, St Just 01736 788136)

for the best Cornish Pasty you'll eat. I used to fly for Skybus, and still miss 'em.

Ian Atherton

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29 Apr 07 - Allan Hutchinson - Retired from flying.
Not a very good airport to see from the air, but the welcome is very warm. Nice people.
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5 Sep 06 - Emmet Hart - Milton Keynes
Visited Lands End again with my daughter in our Cirrus, the first Cirrus to visit Lands End. Great service and value again. This airfield should be on your must visit list as the views over the coast are spectacular, and if you want to stay over there are plenty of good value B&B's.
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18 Jul 06 - Emmet Hart - Milton Keynes
Visited twice over the weekend. Wonderful location, and all the staff were so friendly and helpful, remember to phone beforehand. Well worth a visit and value for money landing fee £10 for a PA32
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9 Mar 05 - Nick .
this has got to be a must go place the most westerly point of the uk where you can fly over both the noth and south cornish coast at nearly the same time. the views are amasing and to drive there would take hours to fly is the way, have been there twice in the summer and the winter.

there arer three grass runways long and wide be carefull of the hill to the east on take off in the summer when the air is hot and the pressure low as it looms up quickly.

i would say that a tent in the summer and a little camping would be wonderfull there. the nearby towns and beaches being easily to get to especially with a couple of folding bikes. or on foot.

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