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2 Dec 07 - Dave P
JP, the toilets (both M & F) are at the house end of the "clubhouse".

PS. Ther is also an AT-3 based there and soon this will be joined by an Aquila.

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18 Nov 07 - JP Rokacz - Birmingham
Sampled Sherlowe airfield today (17 nov 2007); first thing to notice is the friendly welcome at PPR stage. Bob obviously knows his stuff and provides you with all relevant info - he even mentioned he wouldn't be there on the day! Due to average viz and rain showers, we had to use both Mk I eyeball and the SWB VOR/DME (Sherlowe is at 5 DME on radial 340 TO SWB). It's actually the parked Cessna 172 that caught our eye first! The windsock favoured runway 33 for landing (but only just). The runway is well maintained, with short grass, and looks longer than it really is, but make sure you plan for a short-field landing! My speed was a tad high over the fence, and there wasn't more than 75m left when we came to a standstill on the damp grass. The airfield is very tidy, with its own mini tower and clubhouse - very cute! It was deserted, but NOTAMs and other info is displayed in the clubhouse, along with the log. Landing fee is on a donation basis, but one shouldn't hesitate to leave a few pounds for the upkeep of this nice little airfield. On departure, the wind had backed a bit, so we used runway 15. No noticeable slope, even with 50% fuel and two POB, the PA28 accelerated quite well - but I definitely recommend using a short field take-off technique here, even on dry grass. Bear in mind that Sherlowe is located within Shawbury's MATZ, therefore on weekdays it is necessary to contact them immediately. Heading east, we soon picked up LIC NDB and reached Tatenhill in under 20 minutes. The only downside is the lack of toilet facilities. Also, some white threshold numbers or lines would make the runway stand out more against the green Shropshire countryside!
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 3
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14 Aug 05 - Neil Kent
Excellent strip, friendly welcome & fantastic hospitality.

a pleasure to fly into

*PPR essential

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5 Apr 04 - Dave Phillips
A beautifully kept grass strip in the heart of Shropshire. Quite easy to find (just South of the old wartime airfield at High Ercall) and forgiving in most circumstances. A wonderful host who is a true gentleman. Call before arrival as Bob is now restricted to 6 movements a day. Take heed of the noise brief. Finally, if using on a weekday, call Shawbury Zone when inbound and on the ground as you taxi out. Watch out for military helos (Black and yellow Squirrels/Bell 412s) below 1000ft; they know about Sherlowe and avoid. Expect to see some of these operating at extremely low level.
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18 Jun 03 - Sean Hunt - Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Airfield is also restricted to 4 takeoffs & landings a day due to planning consents plus a very strict noise abaintment which requires a telephone breifing.
Sherlowe has a great little club house & surrounded by fantastic countryside.
Home to a pair of 152 aerobats, a slingsbury firefly 260m & the only Husky aircraft in the uk at present.
Tail wheel conversions & full AOPA aerobatic training can be taken at near by Sleap airfield as Bob is a fully qualified instructor.
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