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From John Langford
Tue 9 Jul
Flew into Oban on Sunday with a group of three aircraft. What a welcoming and efficient place. The fuelling guy was a mine of information and even gave us tea and biscuits! If heading back south, well worth taking fling up to Ben Nevis to see look right along the great glen if the visibility is good.
Unless you fancy a trip into town or a hike to local hotel, I'd take a sandwich with you as aprt from the fuel guy's Custard Creams, nourishment is hard to come by.
G-RVMT today at Breighton
From Paul Lewis
Wed 15 May
Lovely airstrip, quiet mid week but self service fuel 100LL and Jet A1 is useful. You enter the maximum amount (in GBP) you want to put into your tanks and the pump cuts off at this figure. No radio during the week it seems but common sense will get you down safe. No landing fee with fuel uplift
From Colin Anthony
Tue 9 Apr
Sheffield Aero Club are pleased to announce that 'The Skyways' at Netherthorpe is fully open from Thursday through to Sunday for meals. A new Stewardess has taken over the facility and is producing good home cooked food, initial reviews have been very positive. A new menu is available, a sample of which is attached for review.
Along with PPR, to understand numbers of people arriving, booking for set meals is advisable on 01909 475233 ext.
Why not complement your visit with a meal at the Skyways.
Hope to welcome you soon.
St Michaels airfield north of Preston, over the airfield towards top left
From David Carpenter
Sat 23 Mar
3 grass runways, limited services,
mainly microlight field
53.8517 , -2.79306
Flexwing and fixedwing training
Full time operation
Superb 40 acre airfield
Accessory and aircraft sales
Airfield facilities and clubhouse
Flying instructor courses
From Phillip Hayward
Fri 22 Mar
My first ever visit to Fairoaks, made on Monday 18th March 2019. I was given a detailed and helpful arrival brief on my PPR phone call having explained I would be approaching from Guildford. They are understandably focussed on "not above 1400ft" for an overhead join which all went smoothly, fitting in with the circuit traffic. On the ground, it was all very friendly, the landing fee was £27 and, being Surrey, lots of exec types on the apron together with the usual GA mix. It will be a real shame if this lovely, busy, atmospheric and historic airfield closes.
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From John Jewiss
Wed 6 Mar
As a member of 714 Squadron ATC, I stayed at RAF Colerne between 6th & 13th August, 1958. I still have my Record of Service which specifies flights taken and rifle shooting during that week. Whilst we were expecting to fly in Avro Hastings aircraft, they were fully loaded in readiness for the Aden crisis at the time. I took a photo a copy of which is attached. It is of poor quality but nonetheless does record a significant moment.
From Graeme Craven
Thu 28 Feb
Back at Bembridge
Having visited last in November 2017 a return visit was overdue. Website details are unchanged from my previous review and a prompt email acknowledgement confirmed we had successfully PPR'd.
On coasting out from the mainland a radio call was made to "Bembridge Radio" but it was evidently unattended. A helpful local pilot explained that calls should be made to "Bembridge Traffic" instead - effectively everyone approaches, departing or in the circuit needed to contribute to overall situational awareness.
As is often the case, 3 aircraft converged shortly after 12 noon, presumably all in search of the $ 100 hamburger (as the Americans are accustomed to calling their flights - not for the cost of the food but the cost of the fuel to get there and back).
On a Wednesday in February, The Propeller Inn Pub is open (effectively it is on the airfield) and is really very nice - lunch is around a tenner per head and they will also take a separate (cash) landing fee which goes in an envelope.
The tarmac runway 12 is a pronounced downhill gradient and it is worth noting that the adjacent grass is full of ruts, with some mole hills and small depressions - so take care when taxi-ing around the grass - it's all perfectly manageable - just keep your momentum up (the grass is long) and your speed down. More farmers strip on the grass than a manicured aerodrome surface.... it is after all the Isle of Wight !
From Robert Hill
Mon 18 Feb
I had to make a wx diversion into Wattisham nearly 2 years ago. They were brilliant, used their ILS and left the aircraft there overnight, all no charge and extremely helpful.
From Ellie wilkes
Sat 2 Feb
Beautiful location stunning scenery.
What a find 3 runways , air traffic control Wednesday- Friday
Flying school on site flysnowdonia.com
Cafe on site offering a wide range of drinks, snacks and meals which all are reasonably priced
Village 10 minute walk
Well worth a visit
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From Victoria Williams
Sat 2 Feb
The new flying school which recently opened here October 2018 has plenty to offer, delivered by passionate and professional instructors lead by Stephen Evans who is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable. If you wish to learn how to fly Stephen's teaching technique is one that truly works, he commits his time and makes every effort to help.
The facilities will not disappoint, the school is equipped with the latest learning materials and technology including a flight simulator, the training aircrafts are in pristine condition with fantastic visibility, the airfield layout enhances your learning experience as everything is on a larger scale!
Highly recommend Fly Snowdonia www.flysnowdonia.com it’s well worth the visit for flight training, pleasure flights or simply to enjoy the breathtaking scenery that Llanbedr has to offer.
The Cafe is known to have a good reputation offering decent size portions good value for money and a friendly and pleasant atmosphere.
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