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Flew into Sturgate on Thursday 25 July inbound from Strubby North and outbound to Humberside. PPR by phone (and no landing fee!) Another lovely well-kept airfield, although parking was a little tight on my visit. There is a new café open and they were doing great food, but I just had a tea. Nice outside seating area and very friendly locals. A new flying club/school is now there (Sturgate Flying Club) as well as the long-established Lincoln Aero Club, so it looked pretty busy even on a quiet day which has to be a good thing.
Runway was in excellent condition and very well marked. I’d visit here again just for the café so that I could try their food which looked great. Outside seating also available and with a great view over the airfield. Lovely spot, well worth a visit.
Took a trip into Sturgate from Sywell today. Super little airfield. Was made very welcome on my first proper trip out since getting my license.
Was surprised to be offered a free landing so that made for excellent value; not sure if that's just for September or a permanent LAA thing). Will visit again!
Didn't stay long enough for a drink, but they appear to have a good self-service set-up.
|“||Delightful destination. Straight forward to find, with everyone encountered very helpful. |
|“||Flew into Sturgate from Turweston yesterday. Had some aid with navigation from Alan Wood at Sturgate and found the airfield with no problem. From the south, follow the Trent to Gainsborough and turn right!
A really nice airfield to visit and very friendly, helpful people. The cafe is on the first floor which gives a good view of the field.
Well worth a visit. |
|“||Great trip today as the weather was beautiful. Took my Mother and Father, both in their 70's, to Sturgate who really enjoyed the warm, friendly reception there. Excellent A/G radio, very wide runway which is very easy to see from some distance. Catering wise is self serve drinks and biccys, good viewing and has a great clubby atmosphere. Unfortunately we had to rush back but would have loved to have stayed longer to chat. Will come back to have a nose around the museum! |
|“||What an excellent airfield. Flew into Sturgate for the first time today with Colin in the right hand seat limbering up for the return leg. At only about 35 minutes from Sherburn, our home airfield, and with such a warm welcome from phoning for PPR through to departing to the north - we'll be back.
It's easy to find (without one of those GPS thingummys) and joining/circuit procedures straightforward. The main runway is wide, long and in great condition. The A/G radio was extremely well handled and informative. Once there we were delighted to find a self-service 'honesty box' kitchen and a great lounge overlooking the field. We noted there are picnic tables come the summer months. |
|“||It would seem that Lincoln Aero Club run this AD at the weekends and Eastern Air Executive during the week. We flew in on a Tuesday (06/11/07) after a 40 mins flight ( with 9 Squawks!) from Durham TVA. Coming in from the north, it was Linton, Doncaster and Humberside, the latter allowing us to FREECALL Sturgate once the AD was in sight. Hugh ( our man from Eastern) appears to switch the kettle on, at your first call, then passes details and QFE at the second! Right Base for Rwy 27, taxying right to the end and turning left towards the Eastern hangar, where Hugh appears at the office door with a friendly wave and indicates where to park! A nice big office where your coffee is served, there is room to plan your next route, espy the Red Arrows on occasion, all for the cost of the £5 Landing Fee. Hugh likes a chat and the answer to his question regarding the radio mast height is 80 feet!! An enjoyable experience. |
|“||A really cracking little airfield with much to recommend it not least the over whelming friendliness of the locals. Two good runways and a good taxi / parking area. The food is home made by the look of it (sandwich for me usually) and certainly the crowds who come to eat here suggest it worth visiting. A/G are on the ball and generally the whole place seems to be really geared up to meeting the needs of visitors. |
|“||A little late so my ratings for last week...
The man from Eastern Exec made me rate it as a 5 for friendliness.... |
|“||My 3rd new airfield of the day and a real gem, i'd not heard much about Sturgate and was pleasantly surprised. On arrival the man from Eastern Executive Aviation marshalled me in, took time to have a chat with me about my flying day and the Thorp before leading me to his office to pay the fiver landing fee, this comes complete with a cuppa which he made for me, on finding out i was an aircraft engineer he then gave me a tour of the hangar explaining in detail all the different checks that were taking place, he then let me loose to wander around for a photo call. On departure the A/G man was helpful slotting my departure in between a Cheiftan that was in the circuit and having U/C problems. A word of warning it is essential to contact Waddington inbound and outbound due to the proximity of Scampton and the MATZ. As i stated a real gem in the middle of nowhere and one i will revisit on a regular basis. |
|“||Really nice airfield in the middle of the Lincolnshire countryside with loads of friendly people. Cheap fuel, cheap landing, great place to relax in the sun. |
|“||Visited today 20/11/04 from EGNG in Beagle Pup. Made very welcome, worth a visit |
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