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21 Sep 17 - JohnM Tipton - Torquay

Flew into Newquay for a return visit with my son and grandchild to the 'Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre' (CAHC) museum as its now called, which is situated off 'Apron Hotel' in and around a HAS, all very interesting, and for the grandson mostly all aircraft can be sat in and played with, very knowledgable staff/helpers, a good day --- PPR is a must with 'FlyNqy', 'Hotel' parking was not available so you park on the GA apron, Newquay ATC is a delight to work as usual.

  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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20 Sep 14 - JohnM Tipton - Torquay

Recently flew into Newquay (out of Exeter) to visit the 'Classic Airforce' museum, brilliant little museum with some quality aircraft including the recently arrived VC10 tanker, well worth a visit - ATC were brilliant, the weather was one of those hazy (inversion) days where sky blends with sea and land, while one is obviously on top of the 'nav' it's nice to hear from ATC 'the field is in your 12 o'clock at eight miles' PPR is a must (if you are visiting the museum you PPR with them), if you visit the museum (echo apron) landing fee is £25.00 (C172) including a £10.00 admission charge to the museum, but park on the GA (PPR with flying club) area and it's £25.00 plus vat, for departure radio for start up, and book out.

  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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5 Jun 13 - Liam Sandie - Barnsley
Visited Newquay (EGHQ) from Netherthorpe (EGNF) on Monday 4th June 2013 in G-ROLY, a C172 based at Netherthorpe. We had 3POB. Routing was via TNT VOR and towards BCN VOR then coasting out from Porthcawl to Ilfracombe and following the coast. Visibility was superb. We had life jackets for the water crossing. I had filed a flightplan with AFPEx and we had booked in with the new Flynqy. The school had moved from Plymouth which had now closed. Finding the airfield was easy and we joined left base runway 12. The new Thompson 787 Dreamliner was doing crew training and circuits and had been the day before too. This was great to see! and luckily we had managed to land prior to it. Upon landing we were met by Flynqy staff and the fuel truck within a couple of minutes, almost too soon as we were not ready. The staff were very friendly and we only needed one high visibility between the 3 of us. We walked around the pathway to the Flynqy cabin where the landing and fuel fees were paid and I filed the return flightplan via AFPEx. Upon booking back out with Flynqy we walked back to our aircraft but was met by a security man who drove quickly up to us almost in a panic about what we were doing. He then took all our details, not really sure what was going on with him. We got the ATIS and requested start up and the route back to Netherthorpe was the same although we a headwind took 2 hours 50 instead of 2 hours for the flight out. Great airfield, large runway, ILS and full radar, lovely views, what is not to like about this airport! Nice to see Flynqy pushing business through too to get this airport back on the GA map. Look when the last review was on here for EGHQ. We will be back.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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4 Aug 10 - David Jackson - High Wycombe
Fantastic but rather expensive,PA28, £42 plus VAT incl 4 hours parking.
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 2
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12 May 10 - Steve Tyas - Huddersfield
A nice airfield close to the sea. Fee for landing £32 plus VAT fee for parking £4 plus VAT total 36 Plus the dreaded VAT. Nice field and warm welcome!
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 1
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 2
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30 Aug 09 - Alex Toft - Leeds
Having decided that du to long, wet grass and heavy load we were borderline into Roserrow we opted to use Newquay whilst visiting Padstow. Was told "24hrs notice required" when I phoned, although I pointed out there was no information in their AIP entry to that effect. Runway big enough to land the space shuttle. Absolutely no GA facilities at all. Chocks supplied by handling agent way oversized for my C177 and hence useless. Had to pull aircraft onto the grass by myself and tie it down with my own tie-down kit. No briefing room available prior to departure, had to use handling agent's office. Total cost for landing, handling & 2 days parking was £75. They are planning on a new access point outside the restricted zone which will apparently negate the need for compulsory handling. This would make a huge difference and attract a lot more GA traffic as the place is perfect for the likes of IR training.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 2
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 2
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 2
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29 Oct 06 - Emmet Hart - Milton Keynes
Flew into St Mawgan today. What an enormous runway, and such helpful ATC. The ground handling was freindly, helpful (arranged a lift to the restaurant at the local beach) and all was such value for money. Well worth a visit.
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21 Sep 05 - David Bull
St Mawgan costs £61.88 for a PA28 with overnight parking!
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23 Jan 05 - Brian Tinsen - EGBP, Wootton Bassett
I recently found myself forced to divert due to bad weather. My flight from Kemble to Truro for a business meeting was nearly called off when I decided to give St Mawgan a call. I passed my details as usual and requested a weather diversion. I was given a squak code and matz transit, and was asked to join right base for 31. The runway was suitable for most comercial and military traffic with ILS. Two Tornado aircraft departed after we cleared the runway. The southwest side of the field is Military and the Northeast side civilian. I was greeted by an handling van and operator from Midwest Executive. I winced at the thought of the bill for this one. The handling chap chocked her up and took my order to top up the tanks. Another brand new spacious van arrived to take us and our luggage to the terminal. Midwest Exec handle all inbound/outbound un-scheduled GA transfers on the field and have a small modern office and lounge in the commercial terminal. They were able to arrange transportation; taxi or hire car. They had full access to weather info online and shuttled us to /from the aircraft. And were extremely helpful even to the point of coming in early on Sunday morning so we could depart at the crack of dawn! Ah.. but at what cost? The landing fee was £15 there was a one off handling fee of £20 fuel was .92p/ltr and over night parking was £4.95 cheaper than the car park! Not cheap over all but a very pleasent and efficient way to fly to cornwall. In the end I was delayed for 2 days by the weather. So it was very reasuring to know the plane was safe and ready to go when the weather cleared. Thanks Andy!
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