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7 Aug 14 - Liam Sandie - Barnsley

Visited Sturgate(EGCS) from Netherthorpe on 07/08/2014 in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe.

This was only a very short flight and we landed on runway 27, careful to avoid the EGR313 at Scampton.

No problems with PPR. We were however under the illusion that they had reciprocal landing arrangements with Netherthorpe however we were told this was certainly not the case and only applied at weekends. We were also told the landing was free if we uplifted fuel (minimum 25 litres) however they could only take cash. We walked 1.5 miles to a nearby post office in the village hall at Kexby for cash to avoid having to spend the £10 on a landing fee.

No food or drink available and no wi-fi, no internet reception on the phone either. Very little going on to be honest. We were shown around an aircraft currently getting painted and it materialised that they had also painted G-ROLY some 12 years earlier they said.

We departed to the north and went via Trent falls before returning to Netherthorpe.

 

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 1
  • Standard of runway: 3
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 3
  • Friendliness of welcome: 3
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 3
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22 Sep 13 - Mat Burnham - Northampton

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.

  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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31 Dec 11 - Richard Argyle
Delightful destination. Straight forward to find, with everyone encountered very helpful.
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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13 Jun 10 - Michael Mison - Newport Pagnell
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.
  • Standard of runway: 3
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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31 Jan 10 - chris timson - cleckheaton
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!
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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7 Nov 09 - Bill Horton - Silsden
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.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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19 Nov 07 - Rod Hunt - Darlington
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.
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30 May 07 - Richard Maxted - Sherburn
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.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 2
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 3
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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30 May 07 - Steve Ball - Nottingam (Manc exile)
A little late so my ratings for last week... The man from Eastern Exec made me rate it as a 5 for friendliness....
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 3
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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27 May 07 - Steve Ball - Nottingam (Manc exile)
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.
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21 May 07 - Alex Toft - Leeds
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.
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20 Nov 04 - Ken Glasby - knaresborough
Visited today 20/11/04 from EGNG in Beagle Pup. Made very welcome, worth a visit
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