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4 Oct 17 - David Daniels - Robertsbridge

Visited RNAS Yeovilton 04/10/17 - good experience from booking PPR to arriving and departing. Great museum and escorted from apron to museum.

 

Thought I was up to date on marshalling instructions!!!

 

On departure was asked endurance and flight duration, so have this info to hand. Be prepared for rapid transfer from radar to tower and to ground, during arrival and vice versa during departure, so have frequencies pre-coded.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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8 Jun 15 - Richard Argyle

Went into Yeovilton from Biggin Hill last week & visited the RN Fleet Air Arm museum, which is excellent.

PPR essential. You can expect to be met and transported to the museum. Invoice for landing fee will follow in the post. Be aware that inbound the RN ATC will ask what type of recovery you require? What they mean is, do you want a visual, ILS or radar approach. Further they will ask if you are familiar with the airfield? What they mean is, do you have an airfield plate / Pooleys.

My misunderstanding of the above questions, I fear caused (the exemplary) ATC some anxiety.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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23 Jul 13 - Gail Stevens - Oxford
I had occasion to fly into RNAS Yeovilton with a friend recently, to visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Everyone at Yeovilton was very friendly and we really enjoyed the day very much indeed. As a 100 hour VFR pilot I will say that the experience certainly has sharpened my ATC skills. Although I 'm fairly comfortable talking to LARS and the occasional provincial airfield, I wasn't used to ATC version of the full meat and fish courses, so Yoevilton ATC was a bit of a revelation. Firstly they very kindly gave me a straight-in approach from to runway 22 from ten miles out (lovely!), then there were the frequency changes to all the different radio services, but I think the clincher was the requested departure and intended flight plan over the radio; I suddenly had to think very quickly and formalise my departure into words which happily were 'approved' by departure. For me it was a great experience and kept me on my toes. I would say though that it was well worth the experience for anyone like me, who is not used to so formal an ATC service. Great fun though and I learned a lot! Landing fee for a Piper Cherry was £31 with vat.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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7 Aug 12 - phil garvey - Woking
Flew into Yeovilton last week in my C172. Huge runway and they normally give a direct approach. My first visit to a military base. They couldn't have been more welcoming. £40 landing fee but got a tour of the Harriers thrown in! Brush up on your marshalling hand signals as they guide you in off the runway for parking
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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30 Nov 04 - Nick .
had the chance to go to Yeovilton a couple of time recently huge runways, lots of sea harriers and harriers, lynx and sea kings. Got the to sit in some and then spend an hour trying to fly the simulator. That was hard hovering to land on a ship not easy. Not every day get to fly in to such an impressive place.
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