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Old 1st May 2014, 21:24
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We are looking to take our Bonanza out on Monday with the kids. I am looking for an airfield with something to do nearby in walking distance. For example we have done Isle of Wight for the day previously because you can walk from the airfield into the town and beach.

Can anyone suggest a good airfield I can take a trip to that has anything nearby, walks, beaches or resort. Must be reasonable walking distance. Just not an airfield that only has a cafe for miles around, my poor kids have seen so many of them during a life of flying.

Any suggestions appreciated in advance. Thanks

We are based at Blackpool so don't suggest there!
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Plockton!! 15 minute walk into lovely highland village. Fish and chips, or hotel dinners. Boats for seal trips as well

Or Mull/Glenforsa - grass strip. Have lunch at the hotel on the airfield, or rent a car and drive round part of the island.
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Looks nice. One to consider. Mind you it's a long way. Still an hour and a half in the Bonanza.

We have done Mull before. Tools the kids to Balamory when they were younger. The landlord was doing the hotel up and there were no hire cars so he leant us his wife's car. Absolutely wonderful kind person to do that.

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Hmmmm I was going to say Blackpool until I saw the last line of your post.

How about Duxford?


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Is there anything near Duxford or is it just the museum. We did that one a couple of years ago.
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Perranporth. Great approach, great beach, plus ice cream
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Plockton has previously been mentioned... I'll 'second' it!
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Good shout, been into Perranporth many times on trips to and from Cornwall. Is it walking distance to the town, I have never done that as we have always been on our way to or from St Ives
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No, just the Museum. I can't think of anywhere else.


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Castle Kennedy and get a taxi to take you to Port Patrick. Lovely fishing village with harbour and several pubs/eateries.

Or for beaches Coll or Collonsay.
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Plockton, done it a few days ago, lunch at the harbor and a walk about , great day
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Visiting Oban & The Isles Airports

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I do like the look of your A36 - seen 'ZZ around at Blackpool. Would be my choice of light aircraft if I could afford it
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Good shout, been into Perranporth many times on trips to and from Cornwall. Is it walking distance to the town, I have never done that as we have always been on our way to or from St Ives
A brisk walk, 20 minutes, but there is the odd bus. You could stop at the St George's Hotel for a nice cup of tea. 5 minute walk from there.
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St Mary's in the Scilly Isles is quite special. The hard runway has a bit of a hump.
Also Alderney is an easy walk from the airfield to the harbour, closest thing to landing on a carrier if the RWY08 is used. If there is a crosswind can get quite sporty.
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Aberporth if its open.
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Sligo airport on the west coast of Ireland is fantastic and staff are very friendly.

Great airport and only a short walk into Strandhill which has a couple of good restaurants, ice cream shops and a beach.

Would highly recommend it and not too far from Blackpool.
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Skegness. It's about 15 minutes walk to the beach. The airfield is actually at Ingoldmells where Butlitz is. There's the beach, stacks of amusements and guff if it rains (Monday is looking good) and eateries by the million. I take my 8 year old grandson there and he loves it.

Clacton is much the same, although might be a bit of a drag from Blackpool, plus it's a fairly short grass strip, don't know how much your starship needs.
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