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Old 2nd May 2018, 23:11
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Farm Strip near Kirriemuir, Angus

We have just constructed a new farm strip located 2nm SW of Kirriemuir, and 500m north of the former Drumshade Gliding Site which can be found on SkyDemon.
It is located just behind the unfinished house and farm shed. Please note STRIP IS NOT LANDABLE YET. There is an electricity cable to be removed in two weeks time running through it, however all other ground work has been completed and we are now waiting on the grass to grow.

All welcome for a buzz around to have a look before it is operational come summer time. Dimensions are 560 x 24m running 09/27 and is dead flat, so will take most aircraft.
I'll post updates when visitors are welcome to land when safe to do so.

If you are coming for a look in the meantime, please give a call on 135.475 detailing the usual stuff, but do highlight "Westmuir Traffic" as there is a strip just East of Forfar using SafetyCom and also in a 09/27 configuration. We want zero confusion as safety is our number 1 priority and with two strips in close vicinity, talking to each other is essential.

Happy Flying!
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Old 3rd May 2018, 16:28
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I did my best to add the runway to OpenStreetMap. Please take a look here
and let me know what you think?
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Old 3rd May 2018, 17:29
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Great. Hope I can visit later in the summer.

Also look forward to the Bon Scott memorial fly-in??
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Old 3rd May 2018, 18:03
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Excellent stuff!
Funnily enough my first thought was what a great way to get to Bonfest as well.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 18:04
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Jan, you are spot on with the location.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 20:11
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Just delighted to hear of kindred spirits willing to create their own place to commit aviation. Living just a few miles from the south coast of England and with an a/c that cruises at 80kts I doubt I'll be a regular visitor, however I wish you well in your endeavour.
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Old 4th May 2018, 07:25
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Living a (humid) bit further East, but flying at the same speed, I can only concur!

@T/S: if once you report the strip as accessible to visitors, I'll also give it a mention either as an aerodrome (which shows up) or an airstrip (which doesn't).
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Old 4th May 2018, 07:55
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Good for you, I hope you've got your ducks in a row and you don't have the problems that PB has with his strip, particularly if all and sundry come calling!

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Old 4th May 2018, 09:12
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Yes, I thought the same. Mentioned the Forfar strip as an "airstrip", not an "aerodrome" so as to keep it below the radar.
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Old 4th May 2018, 12:08
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25nm X 341 deg magnetic from Kingsmuir. I think?
can I do a low pass? (Once I get the permit done)
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Old 4th May 2018, 17:27
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@C1: exact location is indicated in (the link in) #2
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Old 4th May 2018, 18:00
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Originally Posted by Jan Olieslagers View Post
@C1: exact location is indicated in (the link in) #2

Yes Jan I plotted it on Runway HD (Google) the Google mapping is slightly different / out of date.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 08:08
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Whatís the latest on progress?
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 08:58
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Strip is looking beautiful, open and ready for aircraft. Iíve landed a 152, 172, super cub and thereís also been a Maule in as well. Itís beautifully smooth and 560m long
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 17:02
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Nice one. Made a practice approach this afternoon on the way back from Forfar but didn't know it was landable so went around. Looks nice though, will land next time if all OK.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 17:17
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Excellent news. Will try to visit on the Montrose fly-in weekend.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 17:19
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Good to hear about your caution, but in this way it made for a sadly missed opportunity. What was wrong with a little phone call before take off - "good afternoon, I'll be flying my xxxx near your field around hh: local, I think to do a circuit at least, could I consider landing?" They call it PPR and some dislike it heavily, but to me it seems a great idea and opening up some opportunities.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 17:44
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Is there a phone number for PPR?
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 18:03
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PPR isnít necessary here, land at your own discretion.
no wind sock up yet, but there are two windmills to the NW that give a good indication. Could also have a listen to Dundee ATIS to get the surface wind there before contacting safeycom on approach into us.
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 10:04
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Originally Posted by HighlandPilot97 View Post
PPR isnít necessary here, land at your own discretion.
Ta. That's the type of strips I like!
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