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Old 4th Sep 2015, 15:46
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Fano, LIDF - seafood to die for...

Cheers, Sam.
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Old 5th Sep 2015, 14:44
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Hawarden - chocks away. Quite superb
Really? I'll have to have a look at that. I used to live at Hawarden.

A place on my 'to do' list is Abbot's Bromley. Googling the local village brings up at least four pubs and it looks about a 15 minute walk from the strip. Abbots Bromley Map
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Old 5th Sep 2015, 20:15
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I can also vouch for Chocks Away, nice food, good prices, & you get to see whats happening on the runway. Also has good outside seating area.

Another good one is the Lock Lounge Cafe at Sleap airfield - much the same as Chocks Away regarding price & viewing facilities, but also serves a fantastic Sunday lunch as well as a varied menu.

Going back a few years, wasn't there also a pub called 'The Airport', right off the runway at Manchester, where you could have a bite whilst watching the aeroplanes?
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Old 5th Sep 2015, 20:45
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Another vote for Sleap caff, there's also an excellent museum there, might only be open weekends though so check.
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 11:08
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A little further away: the little airfield Heide-Büsum EDXB has a little restaurant serving nice north sea prawns on dark bread topped with a fried egg. It used to be possible to even order it over the radio when approaching: the restaurant would have the meal ready on the table when the aircraft was shut down and parked.
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 11:11
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For a day trip I'd also add Midden Zeeland EHMZ
Apart from the lovely airfield itself and the decent café there, rental bikes are included in the landing fee and make for a leisurely (flat!) ride into Middelburg, cutesy pedestrianised town centre with excellent selection of eateries of all types.

Kemble, 'The Aviator' I believe it was called, but I think this closed down some time ago.
"Av8" is very much still open - here is their website

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Old 20th Sep 2015, 19:56
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Aerodrome with good food in South Wales (UK)

Hello Everyone.

I am new here - I have read countless threads on here and really appreciate the wide variety that everyone seem to be talking about.

I am thinking about flying up to Gloucester in an arrow, over the next couple of weeks to see family, and I would like to take them somewhere for lunch. I was thinking about going either West or North depending on the weather for a good spot of lunch somewhere.

I would need at least 650m to takeoff again - maybe more depending on how good the food is! ;-)

Could anyone recommend a really good spot around South Wales? Alternatively if someone has a really good spot going the other way - I cruise at around 140Kts and didn't want to go much further than about 45minutes flight (guess that's around 100nm from Gloucester).

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
THANK YOU!
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Old 21st Sep 2015, 12:21
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Originally Posted by Jan Olieslagers View Post
You UK'ers are SO ubiquitous about LFAT that mere mortals steer clear. Can you really not be a bit more diverse/adventurous/individual? Copied verbatim from another forum:


'nough said?


Probably more to do with a shorter over water crossing, and clearing customs than towels and food - just a thought!?
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Old 21st Sep 2015, 17:43
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Probably more to do with a shorter over water crossing, and clearing customs
If that were really the first need, then LFAC Calais would be a better choice. Plus, nobody keeps you from passing immigration at either LFAC or LFAT, then fly on to Saint Omer, just a short hop away and with a very enjoyable restaurant. To name just one.

PS observe the terminology: as Brits, you do not need to pass customs. You do need immigration, though, since your [email protected]#$%^&* government wishes to remain outside Schengenland. The terms "customs" and "immigration" are often mixed up, even on aerodrome www pages and even sometimes in the AIP.
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 09:12
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as Brits, you do not need to pass customs. You do need immigration, though, since your [email protected]#$%^&* government wishes to remain outside Schengenland. The terms "customs" and "immigration" are often mixed up, even on aerodrome www pages and even sometimes in the AIP.
Can you please elaborate on that?
I recently flew from the UK to EDMZ where the AIP says "Customs 1 HR PN" and "Immigration "NA". A form on their website similar to a GAR was all that was required and I was met by uniformed men who had no issue with me being there. That other favourite, Texel, also shows Immigration NA? So are their AIP entries all wrong?

(BTW - if you want to be precise, should it also not be 'you Brits' but 'those of you who arrive from Britain' which could include a Belgian coming back home, no?)

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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 10:16
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When landing at LFAT or LFAC or... Actually any "Customs / Immigration" airport in France (I've been to quite a few) - you don't even have uniformed men at the airport, let alone coming to greet you! Although some friends have had spot checks, and then they really REALLY do check absolutely everything.

The issue is getting out of the UK, its coming back in! (at least when you land at Biggin Hill as I do) where you definitely have to meet officials in uniform!
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 08:07
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Cool

Bit of a thread drift, but I do think that whilst the UK has chosen to stay out of Schengen, they have at least coupled that with the extremely easy and user-friendly GAR system.

Of course, we can't demand our neighbours (particularly France) do the same in return - but it would be nice.

As a complete thread drift, when can we stop having to file flight plans for intra-Schengen international flights. Seems a massive waste of time and energy for all concerned...

Second vote for Biggles in EBKT by the way!
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 12:48
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Sam, there is progress, though not hefty. But since 2015, no more flight plan required between Belgium and Germany.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 20:34
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I am thinking about flying up to Gloucester in an arrow, over the next couple of weeks to see family, and I would like to take them somewhere for lunch. I was thinking about going either West or North depending on the weather for a good spot of lunch somewhere.
Could try Gamston, it's about 95 miles from Glos. The Apron restaurant is generally reckoned to be the best 'on site' eatery in UK GA. Pricey though and booking essential. VOR on the airfield so no excuses for not finding it.

Bit closer is Sywell who do a good lunch in the hotel which is art deco if you're into that sort of thing. There's also the Pilot's Mess (I think it's called) where you can sit on the balcony and watch the comings and goings.

Leicester has a perfectly adequate eatery as does Conington.

Took an Arrow down to Shobdon today from Gamston funnily enough, stunning scenery in that part of the world, nice airfield caff as well and very friendly folk but if it's an impress the family trip you might want to look at the more 'restauranty' end.

All of the above have hard and long runways.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 20:57
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VOR on the airfield so no excuses for not finding it.
.. bar not carrying a COM receiver? Plus of course all of the multiple GPS equipment giving up for as many reasons, too hot, battery depleted just right now, not readable in direct sunlight &c &c Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 22:15
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bar not carrying a COM receiver?
Ah, but he did say that he was flying an Arrow, I'm betting it's IFR equiped. If he had said that he was flying one of those motorised snot rags then fair do's.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 10:34
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Ah, but he did say that he was flying an Arrow, I'm betting it's IFR equipped. If he had said that he was flying one of those motorised snot rags then fair do's.
Thing, you should have bet money on it! The arrow is fully IFR equipped - even by EASA standards. Sorry Jan!

I am not sure I particularly want to "impress" family, but I know that we all do like good food. I've also heard that it wasn't pleasant trying to fly with a stomach bug...

Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction! I really appreciate it and add them all to the list!

Thanks!
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 04:44
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Hi Jan,

I didn't know that about BE-DE!

Very cool.

Safe flights, Sam.
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 11:43
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Jan,

The restaurant at St Omer has, sadly, closed
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 15:03
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Sad indeed - but if it must be, it is good to be aware. Thanks!
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