I'm trying to get Woodvale on the phone for PPR over the weekend and failing miserably using the phone number in Pooleys, or any other number the MoD operator up there can think of (flight ops, UAS...).
Can anybody offer a contact (or tell me why the entire airfield seems not to be answering the phone) ?
Phoning the UASs most probably won't help as there isn't much going on at them over summer....I think that may be the problem in general. The majoirty of users of Woodvale are active at either the weekend or during university term time, meaning there aren't a huge number of personel on base.
Last edited by Mictheslik; 17th Aug 2012 at 13:30.
Location: The Burrow, N53:48:02 W1:48:57, The Tin Tent - EGBS, EGBO
10AEF is based there and they do a lot of flying in the summer holidays. Also based there is Merseyside Police Air Support Unit but I don't have a number for them. Can the MOD operator not get through? If that is possible could the operator as Woodvale to ring you?
Still nobody answering any of the lines - rather to the annoyance of the very helpful MoD operator.
In the meantime, Liverpool Airport is 30 minutes down the coastal railway from where I want to be anyway, and Ravenair couldn't have been more helpful when I phoned to book in. Not cheap to be fair, but not BAA prices either, so liveable with.
Thanks everybody, especially airpolice, for your help.
A CTSW this morning, an AA5 this afternoon. Next week I'm hoping to add a Rans S6 to my logbook and fly the CT again and possibly either of a Mainair Blade and Stinson 108 if we can sort w couple of engine snags.
Professionally I have a history of making flying machines of any size up to 4 engine jet "do stuff".
Hi G, I fly out of both Liverpool & Blackpool regular as i live in Ainsdale Southport right next to Woodvale which is more or less in the middle of the two. It will be cheeper & possibly quicker to fly into blackpool & hire a car their for a day than the expensive option of landing & Ravenair. You will also need a cab to the train station & then it is around 45mins. I reckon the Blackpool option will be half the cost & less hassle.