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 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).

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 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

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

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Shadow, Breighton
 30 Aug 17
Departure for Preston area
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