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5 May 14

Visited for the first time today in my Cessna 150 (at close to MAUW) it was like stepping back to the 1950's (in a nice way)

I don't have massive amounts of experience but most of my flying has been off grass.

Approach from the sea was novel to me, loved flying over the guns. Came in too high though (even the 40 degree flap wouldn't lose enough height) so went around. Second time round was a near perfect landing. Parked by the caravan, signed in, paid then tried to find the village. There are rabbit scrapes, slow taxi the order of the day.

£5 landing fee must be best value ever

Weybourne village is about a 15 minute walk with a superb pub.

Came back after lunch to find the wind had picked up. Approx 20 knot moreorless headwind uphill, it put the shortfield takeoff techniques to the test. I was regretting the fish and chips as the high ground and trees approached !

Fortunately trusting the plane to perform close to poh and resisting the temptation to snatch the column got us over them. I think it goes down as my interesting takeoff ever.

We'll be back, but will choose a day when the wind allows a downhill departure next time.

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26 Sep 12
We flew into Weybourne on 8 September with the greyhounds who had decided they needed a short holiday. The airfield itself is just that. An airFIELD. There is a steep slope up from the cliffs and unless the wind is very strong, I would choose to land uphill and take-off downhill. We have landed downhill before, (in a 20kt wind), but looking uphill from the longer of the two runways, (around 600m), I doubt we would out-climb the trees on top of the hill and an early left turn would take you over the village which is a no-no. Having said all that, we love this airfield. The approach over the coast is over wartime anti-aircraft gun emplacements and an active MoD radar station. (The fence of which is VERY close to the runway and is a marked hazard, so beware). It is owned by the Muckleborough collection of military vehicles and guns and also has a caravan site at one side. The views at the airfield are lovely and you don’t even need PPR. Of course, facilities are few – there is a caravan with a loo and running water if needed where you can pay the £5 landing fee and enter details in the movement log. One word of warning – the access to the airfield is via the access road to the Muckleborough Collection and they lock the gates at 5.30pm. You can squeeze through the side, but beware of the prickly bushes! Close by we stayed at the Maltings Hotel, (very dog friendly) and ate there as well as the local pub – good food, good beer and dog friendly. There is also the North Norfolk Railway which is superb and well worth a visit. All in all, the greyhounds loved it and promised to take us back again one day!
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Right on the coast
17 Apr 12
90 second Youtube video of take off and landing at Weybourne on a beautiful Sunday afternoon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnx0SNDFl90&list=UUdelKIAHU3RXLT4bZeoN7fg&index=2&feature=plcp
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Deserted, beautiful spot.
26 Jul 11
An amazing place to stop and have a picnic on a summer's day. Not a person in sight and beautiful views.
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15 Sep 09
Weybourne is a great airfield. We use it frequently for summer picnics and winter walks down the deserted pebble beach. The tank museum/cafe is about 2 mins walk and is well worth a visit.

There are model flyers most Saturdays so it's worth a good lookup from overhead.

I have to concentrate hard on the landing and virtually always come in from the sea (uphill) if the winds are light.

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