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RAF Cosford flying visit (with video)

My friend Nick and I flew up to RAF Cosford on Friday to visit the excellent RAF museum there. The museum is a must-see for any propellerhead and the RAF were very welcoming and friendly. There’s a bit of paperwork to do and there’s an interesting ‘centreline’ join – down the centreline at 1,200 feet […]

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Ostend / Bruges (EBOS)

I flew to Ostend Airport (EBOS) yesterday for a visit to Bruges. It’s about an hour’s flight in an SR-22 from Denham. Very pleasant too – up over the Essex and Kent countryside, dash across the channel from roughly overhead Manston to Koksijde airbase and then descending down into Ostend for an ILS approach. The […]

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Welshpool (EGCW)

Airport information Nearest town: Welshpool (2 miles by car), Wales Opening Times: Winter: 0900-1700 or SS whichever is earlier and by arrangement Summer: 0800-1600 or SS whichever is earlier and by arrangement Longest Runway: 1020m, Asphalt Fuel: AVTUR JET-A1, AVGAS 100LL Phone: 01938 555560 Website: www.welshpoolairport.co.uk, Wikipedia entry AIP: plates and airport diagram Landing fees: […]

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Leeds Bradford (EGNM)

Airport Information Nearest town:Leeds (7 miles by car), West Yorkshire Opening Times: 24 hours Longest Runway: 2250m, Grooved Concrete Fuel: AVTUR JET A1, AVGAS 100LL Phone: 01132 509696 (Admin), 01133 913282 (ATC) Website: www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk, Wikipedia entry AIP: plates and airport diagram Landing fees: £6.59 per 0.5 metric tonne or part thereof for aircraft weighing upto […]

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Turweston (EGBT)

Airport information Nearest town: Brackley (4 miles by car), Northamptonshire Opening Times: Winter: Mon-Fri 0900-1800 (0800-0900 and 1800-2000 on request); Sat 0900-1800 or SS; Sun/Public Holidays 1000-1800. Summer: Mon-Fri 0800-1700 (0700-0800 and 1700-1900 on request); Sat 0800-1700; † Sun/Public Holidays 0900-1700. Longest Runway: 915m, Asphalt Fuel: AVGAS 100LL Phone: 01280 705400 (Admin), 01280 846798 (ATC). […]

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Cannes (LFMD)

Cannes! The name itself is an invitation to dream. The sunny French Côte d’Azur, the beaches, and the International Film Festival. The Cannes-Mandelieu airport is located 5 kilometers west of the city and less than 500 meters away from the Mediterranean sea. The airport has two runways. Because of sea breeze, 17 is active most […]

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Stapleford (EGSG)

Airport Information Nearest town: Romford (6 miles by car), Essex Opening Times: Winter – 0830 to SS; Summer – 0730 to SS Longest Runway: 1077m, Grass/Asphalt insert Fuel: AVTUR JET A1, AVGAS 100LL Phone: 01708 688380 Website: www.flysfc.com, Wikipedia entry AIP: plates and airport diagram Note: Stapleford is a PPR airfield and requires a minimum […]

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Les Eplatures (LSGC)

I always liked flying to Les Eplatures (a.k.a. Lezep). It is the first airport discovered “all by myself” after getting my PPL and it is the last place where I renewed my IFR beore leaving Switzerland. Located in the center of the Jura mountain range, at the Swiss – France boundary in north-western Switzerland, it’s […]

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Land’s End (EGHC)

Airport information Nearest town: Penzance (6 miles by car), Cornwall Opening Times: Winter: 0900-1700 or SS (whichever is earlier) and by arrangement. Summer: Mon-Sat 0800-1700; Sun 0800-1600 and by arrangement. Longest Runway: 792m, Grass Fuel: AVTUR JET A1, AVGAS 100LL Phone: 01736788771 (Operator); 01736 788944 (ATC) Website: www.landsendairport.co.uk, Wikipedia entry AIP: plates and airport diagram […]

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