Caernarfon Airport ATC
|Operator||Air Caernarfon Ltd.|
|Location||Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales|
|Elevation AMSL||14 ft / 4 m|
Caernarfon Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P866) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Air Caernarfon Limited). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use. The airport has a licensed runway: 08/26, an unlicensed one: 02/20 and a disused runway which formed a triangle layout commonly used during the Second World War
The airport is mainly used by small fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and microlights. Several companies are based at the airport that offer flight training. North Wales Flight Academy offers fixed wing training for the issue of a PPL (A) and other fixed wing qualifications. Microlight traffic forms a considerable part of the local aerodrome traffic and flight training is provided by The Microlight School. Helicopter training is also undertaken at the airport by Geo Helicopters. It is also possible to have pleasure flights and charters from the airport. There is also a helicopter simulator located inside the Airworld Aviation Museum.
Caernarfon Airport is also home to one of the three Wales air ambulances.
During the 2000s, the airport underwent significant re-development and expansion. At the aerodrome there is a large café, a maintenance and storage hangar, and a visitor centre and shop which are part of the Aviation Museum at the site.
As of 1 July 2015, Search & Rescue operations have commenced at Caernarfon Airport. In 2013, the UK government handed out the contract to manage search and rescue for the next ten years to the Bristow Group using 2 Sikorsky S92's.