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9 Feb 16

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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Perfect conditions on a Winter morning
14 Dec 14

Flying lesson in a Motor Glider.

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2nd solo in MotorGlider
14 Dec 14
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6 Oct 14

Visited last Sunday. What a friendly place. Telephoned the tower in the morning for PPR very accommodating. Wonderfully detailed & helpful website assisted greatly. Landed, parked up (plenty of space/options) and was pleasantly surprised that we even got a lift to the tower ! Foolishly we had forgotten our Hi Viz but was not an issue. They are very relaxed. Paid our £ 10 landing fee and grabbed a sandwich - which was brought to us outside promptly. Equally the plates were cleared away with similar efficiency whilst we spent a short time relaxing and watching the helicopters come and go. Strolled down to admire the Vulcan which is kept at the northerly end of the airfield before departing. It’s a good place to pop into or stop off. Well worth a visit.

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Wellesbourne Mountford
18 Jan 14
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18 Jan 14

Visited yesterday solo, it's a great destination for me, nice distance, hard runway, good canteen and friends in the area.

I can't praise the airfield enough, they sent the bowser to my aircraft to save me a trip to the pumps and the fire truck gave me a lift to pay so I didn't miss my all day breakfast. The refuel saved me £30.

Everyone I met, from the tower, fuellers, fire truck and canteen were very helpful, friendly and chatty. I will make it a regular trip.

Brize zone was also very accommodating in the slightly tricky conditions, even allowing me a spectacular view of a C17 Globemaster turning final.

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Coffee Break after first leg of QXC
4 Jul 12

I did my solo Qualifying Cross Country to Wellesbourne Mountford. I rewarded myself with a coffee and a bit of chocolate cake.

My plane was the red-striped Piper Warrior above the coffee.

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Big bird on the apron
21 Nov 11

G-LAWX Sikorsky S92A

Vistor 19/11/11

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XM655, Avro Vulcan B2 (G-VULC)
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford 01.10.11
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XK590:V, DeHavilland DH115 Vampire T11
18 Oct 11
Wellesbourne Wartime Museum 01.10.11
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WV679:O-J, Percival P56 Provost T1
18 Oct 11
Wellesbourne Wartime Museum 01.10.11
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RA-01378, Yakovlev Yak-52
18 Oct 11
Wellesbourne Wartime Museum 01.10.11.
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N91ME, Socata TB20 Trinidad
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-OSKY, Cessna 172M Skyhawk
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-JHPC, Cessna 182T Skylane
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-CGNE, Robinson R44 Raven II
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-CDCD, Vans RV-9A
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-BYSP, Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-BYEE, Mooney M20K
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-BXSD, Cessna 172R Skyhawk
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-BWND, Cessna 152
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-BWNB, Cessna 152
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-BUUB Slingsby T67M Firefly Mk.II
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-BUJN, Cessna 172N Skyhawk
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-BAHF, Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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G-AYMO, Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
18 Oct 11
Photographed at Wellesbourne Mountford on 01.10.11.
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My first landing in my new a/c G-ERRY
5 Jul 11
I've bought an AA5B - G-ERRY - with 2 friends and flew her today for the first time from Elstree to Wellesbourne following her new ARC/Annual and rebirth after a long time as a groundling. I'm new to the type so I had a top instructor (John B) and my good friend George who flew the return leg back to TR. As someone used to more sedate aircraft I had my hands full and the landing was..an arrival really. But what a fabulous machine! The picture is Wellesbourne Mountford rwy 18 imminent final! If anyone has any tips about the AA5B please let me know. I am so impressed by the performance and handling but I think it might bite at times (wing drop near the stall was a bit harsh) so I would really welcome any advice. I'm tickled pink though about being a new owner of this aircraft!! John
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XM655 returning from a engine run
27 Mar 11

Not often you see a Vulcan being reverse parked..

Wings and Wheels on the 26th June

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9 Nov 10

Flew into Wellesbourne from Wycombe Air Park (routing via Silvertsone). Busy airfield with plenty to look at, great long runway and the chap on radio was a real gent. Slightly awkward moment in the cafe scrambling for cash as they don't take card, albeit any 'all day breakfast' which includes black pudding is a winner in my book!

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Wellesbourne Mountford Autum afternoon
From David C
6 Nov 10

Lovely clear day for a short bimble up from Kemble to Wellesbourne. Sunshine and great light effects in the autumn afternoon. Excellent AFIS from a busy controller handling lots of circuit and visiting traffic, so early radio calls advisable. The rising ground south of runway 36 can be deceptive but the circuit is straightforward. Bacon sandwiches are a real treat at the cafe which attracts many visitors and gives the airfield a friendly atmosphere. Very short wait before takeoff. Definitely worth a visit. Landing fee for single was 15.00.

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Wellesbourne Finals 36L
7 Apr 09
Just landing back at Wellesbourne on 36L having had a hazy flight from Shobdon.
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1 Jun 08
We flew to Wellesbourne today, and were delighted to see the Vulcan testing is engines and taxiing about. Full credit to Wellesbourne and the FISO on duty, it was very busy, great fun with 3 of us on final and the Vulcan at the threshold. Nice outdoor seating and viewing area, with some nice food. My two kids and my girlfriend love it here. I've been before and will come again.
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Wellesbourne from the Tower
10 Feb 08
Wellesbourne from the Tower
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20 Nov 07
Two shots taken at the summer Barbeque. From the dragon Rapide on final approach and the formation fly over
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20 Nov 07
Two shots taken at the summer Barbeque. From the dragon Rapide on final approach and the formation fly over
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A Closer look at 36 as "Boris" slips it in.... ;c)
14 Nov 07

Taken at five o'clock in the evening on a slightly hazy afternoon in April.

Some say: He has a small dog called "Snowy"

Some say: He is a part-time fireman.

Some say: At the age of seventeen he beacame the youngest ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon.

Some even say: He once operated a bordello from a well known portakabin.

All we know, is that he flew a smooth enough approach for us to get this picture, and they call him "Boris"!

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4 Aug 06
Wellesbourne Mountford with Wellesbourne town to the east
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20 Jul 06
Busy and hot Sunday at Wellesbourne.
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20 Jul 06
Vulcan nose section in the Wellesbourne museum, famous aircraft that was the test bed for the Blue Steel missile trials, the Olympus Concorde trials and the Tornado engine trials. I remember seeing this aircraft at Farnborough many moons ago!
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4 Jul 06
View from the parking opposite the tower, showing the cafe to the left
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28 Apr 06
Overhead join (2)
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Wellesbourne Cafe and Tower
24 Feb 06
We stood below the web cam then phoned our wifes to tell them to hook up to the internet to watch!! Funny! they thought we had gone to the Trafford Centre.
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On approach after a trip from Barton
24 Feb 06
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V35 Bonanza
5 Feb 06
An arrival of our Wellesbourne-based V35 Bonanza - taken by local Wellesbourne photographer John Miller.

John can be contacted regarding all sorts of photography via: http://www.geocities.com/midukphoto

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Visit by a P51 from North Weald
5 Feb 06
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Final R36
28 Jan 06
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Downwind R36
28 Jan 06
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Base R18
26 Jun 05
Just turned base leg for runway 18 at Wellesbourne. Hampton Lucy village (nearest) with Charlecote House behind.
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26 Jun 05
Wellesbourne Mountford from about 2 miles south west in August 1999. The large white roofed industrial units on the easter side of the field are a useful visual aid to location.
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Approach
19 May 05
Approach to the airfield on 15th May 2005
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14 Oct 04
Departing Wellesbourne after the great UKGA Fly-in
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"We arrived in this, honestly..."
17 Sep 04
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The tower at Wellesbourne Mountford
17 Sep 04
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ukga 2nd fly-in
17 Sep 04
Stragglers. As promised...
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The invasion team at Wellesbourne.
10 Sep 04
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