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 21 Aug 19

Visited Marshland airfield on 21/08/2019 as part of a 3 airfield land-away day in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe (EGNF). I was passenger for the flight over but took the opportunity to complete a short circuit to log the airfield in my log book.

PPR was easy to arrange and the landing fee is simply left in a metal box on the wall of the building. Only one other aircraft was on the ground (possibly the owners) G-MZMX.

The runway is nice and long but quite bumpy, no issues really for Cessna types but anything more fragile might struggle.

The airfield is actually below sea level much like Amsterdam (EHAM) so this was good to get in the log book.

Not much in the way of facilities but a real grass roots airfield.

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 21 Aug 19

Visited Boston Airfield on 21/08/2019 in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe. I was passenger for this particular flight and we had tried to land here previously as it was very near a local AME for our class 1 medicals. Unfortunately on that occasion the weather was against us but today the weather was nearly perfect for a 3 airfield land-away day.

PPR was easy to arrange and initially the airfield could be difficult to spot from the air so a look on Google Earth might be beneficial prior to departure. Upon landing we were met by the owner in the friendly clubhouse and tea and coffee was offered.

After a short break and toilet stop it was time to head for our next destination.

The airfield is slightly unusual in that it sits next to rugby fields and for this reason PPR is a good idea.

We will certainly be back on the next Class 1 renewal as this is a long drive by car but a relatively short flight in the Cessna!

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 15 Aug 19

De Havilland DH-104 Dove 5 Reg:G-A PZU MSN: 04511

Brochure of Macedonian Aviation's Dove Photo taken July 1972

at Levesden airfield after aircraft was reprayed by Eagle Air Services

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 10 Aug 19

gorgeous airfield in every way.

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 9 Jul 19

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.

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G-RVMT today at Breighton
 15 May 19
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
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 9 Apr 19

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.

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St Michaels airfield north of Preston, over the airfield towards top left
 23 Mar 19

3 grass runways, limited services,

mainly microlight field

53.8517 , -2.79306

Flexwing and fixedwing training

Full time operation

Gift Vouchers

Superb 40 acre airfield

Accessory and aircraft sales

Aircraft servicing

Hangarage

Radio tuition

Airfield facilities and clubhouse

Flying instructor courses

Aircraft syndicates

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 22 Mar 19

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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Mr, Colerne
 6 Mar 19

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.

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