Visited Wellesbourne from Netherthorpe (EGNF) in G-ROLY a C172.
This was another short winters flight and PPR was arranged with minimum fuss by phoning Wellesbourne ATC.
We routed at 3000ft via Nottingham and Leicester overheads before turning south west. Initially we had difficulty hearing Wellesbourne Information on the radio and this caused a little confusion as it was a busy day with many aircraft in the circuit and also joining into the overhead. We had to do a go around due to how busy it was but got in on the second attempt and paid the reasonable £15 landing fee in the tower.
Breakfast at the café was superb the place was extremely busy with locals, bikers and cyclists. Other airfields take note, this is how to run it for profit!
Fuel was obtained with minimum fuss as well.
It is a real shame this airfield looks set to destined to the history books to make way for housing as it is fantastic example of what UK GA is all about. We noticed some new builds already on the end of the runway, no doubt the occupants will be moaning about the noise in a few months!
The return flight was equally as pleasant and we are not sure why we have waiting so long to visit this great airfield.
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