Having last visited some 4 years ago, I thought a trip to the seaside was in order on one of the last warm flying says of September. EGHF have invested in some interior decor and extracting £ 20 for an SEP is now done in a more convivial atmosphere. COVID security is good with the now ubiquituous perspex screen at the payment/reception point situated beneath the imposing control tower. WC facilities have been spruced up too. Pedestrian access to the coast is simply out of the back of the control tower building rather that a pilot's gate as was the case in the past. Another improvement. parking for aircraft is on long and somewhat bumpy grass in front of the tower (although nothing too bad or alarming). We had asked to park on the hard somewhere (twice -once in writing, once again over the phone) sadly both were ignored - but no problem. It's sad that such a large airfield can't accommodate a simple request but hey ho. The town is not up to much and for those hoping for more than a cafe or fish and chips perhaps a pub might be a better option - there are several. There are plenty of nice benches on the coast to sit and admire the boats on the Solent. There is also a cafe attached to the control tower block although we wanted a short walk so didn't visit. The Hovercraft museum might be worth a look - but was closed .... hey ho..... & people wonder why small towns struggle....
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