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From Liam Sandie
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!
From Roger Byron-Collins
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
s this.Mohamed Ali like
From Barbara Pugh
10 Aug 19
gorgeous airfield in every way.
s this.Ian Ratcliffe like
From John Langford
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.
G-RVMT today at Breighton
From Paul Lewis
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
From Colin Anthony
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.
St Michaels airfield north of Preston, over the airfield towards top left
From David Carpenter
23 Mar 19
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
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.
s this.Lloyd Dawes like
From John Jewiss
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.
From Graeme Craven
28 Feb 19
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 !