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Peterborough Business Airport

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Peterborough Business Airport (ICAO: EGSF) is a privately owned airfield in the English county of Cambridgeshire near the villages of Holme and Conington, 7 NM (13 km; 8.1 mi) south[1] of Peterborough.

Peterborough Business Airport

Peterborough/Conington Airport
Glatton Active Runway.jpg
Piper aircraft lined up for takeoff on Runway 28
Summary
Airport typePrivate
OperatorAerolease Ltd
LocationPeterborough
Elevation AMSL26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates52°28′05″N 000°15′03″W / 52.46806°N 0.25083°W / 52.46806; -0.25083 (Peterborough Business Airport)Coordinates: 52°28′05″N 000°15′03″W / 52.46806°N 0.25083°W / 52.46806; -0.25083 (Peterborough Business Airport)
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EGSF is located in Cambridgeshire
EGSF
EGSF
Location in Cambridgeshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 987 3,238 Asphalt
16/34 (unlicensed) n/a n/a n/a
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

HistoryEdit

It was originally built as RAF Glatton in 1942-3 by the 809th United States Army Corps of Engineers and housed B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of the 457th Bomb Group.

After World War II the field was passed to RAF Bomber Command but was mothballed in 1946. The intervening history is unclear, but by the mid 1970s there were portable cabins on site serving the airfield, and a dedicated building with control tower was built in 1995. In 2000 the flying club changed hands and was renamed Flying Club Conington.

Peterborough Conington Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P861) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Aerolease Limited).[2]

FacilitiesEdit

The airfield is operated by Aerolease Ltd. Aviation fuel (both avgas and jet fuel) is available on-site; hangarage and parking by arrangement.

The main runway, 10/28, offers 987 m × 23 m (3,238 ft × 75 ft) of asphalt with a long overshoot. The unlicensed runway 16/34 is WW2 concrete.

Flying Club Conington offer fixed-wing aircraft hire and training and bar/catering facilities.

Aerolease Engineering offer a wide range of aircraft engineering services.

FlyCB permanently closed in 2016 it was a microlight Flying school offering training in the EV97 Team Eurostar high performance light aircraft style microlight. It offered courses for the National Private Pilots licence, aircraft hire, flight & ground examination.(http://www.flycb.com/)

Ampsair offers microlight flying training, private hire and ground school, flight and ground exams, microlight instructor courses, microlight to light aircraft training for SSEA rating. http://www.ampsair.co.uk

The British Aerobatic Academy is also based at Conington, using Extra 200's to train pilots to aerobatic competition standard. http://www.britishaerobaticacademy.com/

Other tenants include MFH Helicopters who offer helicopter hire and training.

Runways - SupplementEdit

Although not AIP/NATS 'listed' runway 16/34 is approximately 800 metres in length and of broadly similar width to 10/28. Whilst it is in less good repair than the main 10/28 runway, some local pilots regard it as the preferable option when significant cross-wind conditions affect runway 10/28.

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