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Old 10th Aug 2007, 17:40
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Portreath Airfield

Can anyone advise if Portreath Airfield (shown as disused on the map) is available for PPR use for a heli as I may need to visit Portreath in the next couple of weeks.

If yes does anyone have contact details ?

If no is there any where really close you can suggest ?

Thanks

Richard

PS tried a search cannot find anything
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 17:57
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I think you'll find that it's still owned by the MOD.
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 19:38
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Locations near Portreath

You probably know this already but Perranporth & Truro airfields would probably be the closest licensed fields (about 9 miles away by road)

Perranporth 01872 552266 Truro 01872 560488

Tehidy Golf Club might also be worth a try as they are only a couple of miles away. 01209 842208

Failing that there is also the Aviary Court Hotel http://www.aviarycourthotel.co.uk/index.html I seem to recall them taking helicopters before.

Hope this helps!
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 20:28
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peranporth

Thanks for the info gents.
I understand from a local that fixed wing seems to be using the field - if I get any more details I will post

thxs

richard
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Just read an article about Portreath. Apparently it is in use by RAF and Army helos. Try ringing Culdrose and asking.
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Old 28th Jul 2008, 19:44
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RAF Portreath

Just out of interest in the war years the Control room for Portreath was on one side of the valley.The airfield was on the other side.begining of the 80's the control room was still the being used as a club called "The op's room".I'll have to have a look see to see if the control room is still there.
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Old 28th Jul 2008, 20:38
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Portreath is only available to Military and Coastguard aircraft. Your nearest field would be either Truro or Perranporth.
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Old 28th Jul 2008, 22:37
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There's a blister type aircraft hangar at Portreath or Nancekuke as it was known.
Hangar = aircraft based there despite it being off-limits and MOD.

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Old 28th Jul 2008, 23:34
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I overflew Portreath a few days ago.

Of the four original runways, one still has 'active' markings:

portreath - Google Maps
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Old 29th Jul 2008, 00:28
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There's a blister type
There's a certain irony in that phrase
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Old 29th Jul 2008, 05:48
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There's a certain irony in that phrase
......that may strike a nerve with the locals.
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Old 29th Jul 2008, 12:31
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I believe they used to have SARin there quite often.
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Old 29th Jul 2008, 18:27
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Its always been my understanding that if you land there you will be arrested. Mind you, it has not stopped me from doing autos with students over the airfield. Graham from Truro airfield.
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Old 29th Jul 2008, 20:58
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Graham, my curiosity is aroused. Was that you on 9th July?

http://www.pprune.org/forums/rotorhe...-9th-july.html
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