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Pilots please note that the airstrip will be CLOSED for three days on the Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of August.

PPR

Mr Clive Porter 07767-606172
Mr Michael Porter 07767-796355


info@defford-croftfarm.co.uk

Or send SMS text message to 07767-606172 with details of name, registration and arrival date and time.

Fixed Wing and Helicopters welcomed with prior permission at pilots own risk.

Location

N52 05.22 W002 08.22

Elevation

69 Ft AMSL

Runway

09/27 570x18 Metres Grass. Red markers at 285M, white at 117M. Good clear approaches. Surface is good but can become soft after heavy rain. Please check before setting out.

Alternate Airfields

Gloucestershire, Wolverhampton, Wellesbourne.
(All with maintenance and LL100/JetA1)

Facilities

Ample Parking, No Fuel. Please park well clear of the strip, either East or West of the "C" caravan. Please enter the caravan and sign in, where there is opportunity to donate to MAF.(regardles of aircraft size or type)

Maintenance available from Pure Aviation, Peter Montgomery 07789 556761

Radio SAFETYCOM

135.480 MHz

122.25 is now obsolete as of January 2017

SAFETYCOM is a common frequency introduced for use by aircraft in the vicinity of an airfield or landing site that does not have a notified VHF frequency for radio communication.

SAFETYCOM is to assist pilots to avoid potential conflict and should only be used to broadcast the pilot's intentions. It is a single common frequency for many landing sites. Therefore it is important that transmissions are concise and correct.

Remember to make clear that the reference is to Defford.

Transmissions shoould be below 2000 ft above landing site and within 10 miles radius.

Circuits

All Circuits to be flown to the south. Please make Standard Circuit calls and keep a Good Lookout for other traffic.

Take Off and Landing

09 TAKE OFF
At a safe height turn onto 120 degrees to avoid the village and improved forced landing opportunities: Head towards the tower on top of Bredon Hill.

27 LANDING
If safe to do so fly a dog leg final on 300 degrees to avoid overflying Defford

Landing Fees

Donations to Mission Aviation Fellowship gratefully received

Wind sock

Half way down northern side of the strip opposite the reporting
point

Weather

Live local weather from Severn Stoke Weather Station 2 miles away

NOTAMs

MAC hang gliding Aerotow Club operate from The Croft Farm occasionally so

KEEP A GOOD LOOK OUT!

The airstrip is part of a working farm. Therefore surface areas that lie outside of the runway, taxiways, and parking area are not load bearing.

runway 27

 

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