Pilot Magazine UKGA

About You

Log In Register UKGA membership

Flight planning

Flight planning New flightplan NOTAM map LARS map & NOTAMs Danger area, mil. & TRA activations Weather map GPS route download Find waypoints Your waypoints New waypoint

Forums

Forums Currently discussing "Logbook entries"

History

Photos Page 9

Other items

Articles Events Links News Surveys Tips Other users Feedback UKGA membership About UKGA

Photos Page 9

 23 Oct 17

Visited Sleap on 15 October to take the greyhounds for a walk. We’ve visited many times before and always find it a very charming location, although it can get VERY busy at weekends with aircraft arriving from all directions. The café is excellent and does some of the nicest bacon butties going as well as a lovely Earl Grey tea. My idea of heaven is sitting outside the control tower, overlooking the airfield with a bacon butty, a cup of tea, the smell of newly mown grass, the sight of the Welsh hills in the distance and lots of aircraft (including an Avro Anson on our latest visit) in the circuit – well, does life get better than this?

On previous visits, I’ve been to the Aircraft Recovery Group museum adjacent to the control tower. The museum is incredible and it’s like a ‘Tardis’ inside – so much to see and very well worth a visit. Without a doubt, Sleap is one of my favourite airfields and, being only a 35 minute flight from Blackpool, one that I (and the greyhounds) never tire of visiting.

Mick Ward likes this.
Login to say you like this
 23 Oct 17

Flew into Elvington on Monday 9 October to visit the excellent Yorkshire Air Museum (YAM). PPR was easy: a quick call to the mobile number in the AFE guide and advice that there would be no-one at the airfield and that YAM would collect the landing fee. From Blackpool I asked for and got a VFR transit across Leeds zone which gave a great view of the city.

The runway is over 3,000 metres long, (and harder to spot than you would expect – or maybe that’s just me!), although there is a shorter section ‘marked’ roughly in the middle. I just landed nearest to the museum after making blind calls to the A/G and saved a few minutes taxiing time. (No one else there when I arrived anyway). Parking was as directed in my PPR call next to the Buccaneer. Now that the 49 acre parking area is fenced off for non-aviation use, there is actually only a relatively small amount of parking, but it was plenty enough and only a two minute walk to the museum. The YAM itself is outstanding and in four hours I still didn’t have enough time to take in all the exhibits. The NAAFI at the museum was excellent and did a great selection of good food. All in all, the visit was a great one and I cannot recommend it highly enough. (NB – comments and scores for this airfield include the facilities and café at YAM – there really is nothing other than the runway at the airfield itself).

2 others like this.
Login to say you like this
 10 Oct 17

Flew into Turweston on Sunday 8th October with my wife - new airfield in the logbook.

Low cloud so joined downwind at 1000' (which I think everyone was doing). Busy when we arrived, but as soon as we & a couple of others had landed - nothing!

Helpful radio - although level 3/4 on approach to airfield.

Good parking and have to say the "new" tower is impressive.

Cafe was a delight, good chicken subs and drinks. Missed out on the roast beef & trimmings.

Didn't check the briefing facilities or fuel availability.

All in all one to come back to again on a nice summer's day

Login to say you like this
Parked up at Turweston
 10 Oct 17
Login to say you like this
Aberporth
 9 Oct 17
MT parked on the apron following a 35 minute flight from Sleap to Aberporth (West Wales)
2 others like this.
Login to say you like this
G-RVMT, Coventry
 30 Sep 17
The 6 sat on the Western apron at Coventry
Mick Ward likes this.
Login to say you like this
Runway 02, Coll, Coll/Ballard
 27 Sep 17
Another hectic day at Coll airfield.
Login to say you like this
"Junior" homeward bound, Breighton
 5 Sep 17
4 others like this.
Login to say you like this
Arrow about to touchdown, Breighton
 5 Sep 17
Visitor
3 others like this.
Login to say you like this
 4 Sep 17

Few into Blackpool on the 2nd September from MOD St Athan. The occasion was an Horizon flying club fly out. I think there was 7 aircraft in total each making their own way up from South Wales.

 

Liverpool radar service was excellent and very professional and passed on to Blackpool for a right base join for runway 28.

The runways are massive and helpfully we were given fantastic taxying information by ATC.

 

The landing fee is circa £23.50 and all I would say is that they need to speed up the processing.

 

The lads in the flying club made us a free cup of tea and helped us with direction to town.

All in all a great day out.

2 others like this.
Login to say you like this

About You

Log In Register UKGA membership

Airfields

Interactive airfield map Search by name Search by postcode Search by location Fuel prices Pilot reviews Latest
(No favourites selected)

Flight planning

Flight planning New flightplan NOTAM map LARS map & NOTAMs Danger area, mil. & TRA activations Weather map GPS route download Find waypoints Your waypoints New waypoint

Forums

Forums Currently discussing "Logbook entries"

History

Photos Page 9

Other items

Articles Events Links News Surveys Tips Other users Feedback UKGA membership About UKGA