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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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 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 !

 

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 18 Feb 19

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.

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 2 Feb 19

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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 2 Feb 19

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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 1 Feb 19

As I entered the door on my first visit to Llanbedr Flight School ( www.flysnowdonia.com ) I was highly impressed by the professional layout of the flight school with many educational posters and whiteboards on view. Stephen Evans greeted me with a cup of coffee and he described the many benefits, for someone wishing to learn to fly, at Snowdonia Flight School.

The school not only provides excellent flying lessons with knowledgeable and experienced pilots in the most beautiful part of Wales, but the classroom setting and books along with invaluable tutoring provides an all round package for a future pilot.

Stephen Evans runs a friendly, knowledgeable and ideal place to learn to fly and I would strongly recommend Fly Snowdonia.

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 31 Jan 19

Snowdonia Flight School came into operation in October 2018, unfortunately the previous owner of FlyLlanbedr is refusing to remove his website stating Llanbedr flight school is closed and Llanbedr is closed for GA.

 

To avoid any confusion, Llanbedr is open for GA and there is a new flight school in operation. Please consult website: www.flysnowdonia.com. The school offers ground school, PPL and LAPL training at one of the most picturesque flying regions you ever see. The school also has a state of the art simulator, furthermore the airfield is very GA friendly with a great cafe and is going through a significant refurbishment and is receiving strong levels of investment. Please visit.

 

The airfield offers 3 of the flattest runways you will ever see and they are in excellent conditions, it’s a crime not to make use of this hidden gem.

 

Please visit.

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