Thruxton Airfield Photos
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From Graeme Craven
11 Dec 17
A December visit before the end of the 2017 flying season was in order. PPR obtained on a Saturday for a right hand circuit for 25. Was asked to descend to 1,500 ft AGL on the crosswind leg (keeping above the helicopter activity operating on the south west side of the airfield) before going into the circuit. Plenty of hard parking on the main apron (Having landed & run to the end of 25 : turn left). Fuel located at the far left side of the main apron toward the perimeter (racing) track i.e. SW corner of the airfield beyond the parked aircraft. On track days the airfield is closed to aviation. For 2018 provisional racing dates are : 19-20 May; 2-3 June; 7-8 July; 3-5 Aug; 18-19 Aug & 1-2 Sept. There is no deadside at Thruxton as ATC reminded us and as the Western Air website mentions. No too busy although other aircraft were making downwind joins. Local pilots and ATC did a nice job of helping with separation and we were even able to backtrack on the main runway rather than using the grass taxiway. The Jackaroo cafe is good for a full English (located at the base of the control tower) accessed from the parking via a brown rusty gate and a tunnel going under the motor racing circuit. £ 12 for an SEP and a very warm welcome. Nice place.
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From Mike Lewis
5 Sep 15
Great instructors/staff at Western Air that have taken me through my PPL, Night and IRR(A).
Thruxton A/G is always excellent and don't be put off by it being in and under the Boscombe MATZ, this can be negotiated with ease on 126.7 by very professional LARS staff. When LARS is closed at weekends, simply try a call from outside the MATZ if you get no response the switch to Thruxton A/G 130.450 for instructions.
Landing fees are reasonable, restaurant is a little expensive but everything is fresh and cooked to order.
If you're renting then there is a mix of Warriors, including EFIS and an EFIS Archer, together with a Decathlon for aerobatics :)
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From Richard Tyler
6 Nov 10
12 Sep 05
Charlie Zulu at Thruxton looking towards the Tower and the Grandstand of the racing circuit.
12 Sep 05
Overhead Boscombe Down, having just departed Thruxton.
12 Sep 05
Charlie Zulu waiting at Thruxton for the return trip to Cardiff.
From Dave Anderson
13 Jul 05
Coming into land on 31
From Carrie Z
26 Mar 05
Overhead Thruxton airfield.
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