Pilatus PC-12 Night Departure

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Video by Jamie Brownfield

 

It’s that time of year again and the shoot season has begun, this season brings many shooting parties from London & further a field in Europe.
Not the first, but one of the earlier visitors was a Pilatus PC-12 M-JJTL from Denham earlier this week. You can see that this large aircraft operates with ease from our 1020m tarmac strip.

 

We are able to offer an out of hours service and with full runway edge & APAPI lighting it makes us a very useful airfield for this type of traffic. We look forward to welcoming much more of this traffic over the next few months.

 

Photography by Brian Nicholas

Twin Islander for refuel

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AVGAS 100LL & JET A1 fuel is available from 9 – 5pm everyday of the week and out of hours by request.

 

Vulcan Air P68TC

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The visit of Vulcan air P68TC was a first ever visit of this type at Welshpool. Although we have had various survey aircraft in over the years we can’t remember seeing a Vulcan air P68TC. A fairly recent addition for the PDG fleet, the aircraft was here for a few days to before departing for a lot of survey work in Southern England.

Photography by Brian Nicholas

Cessna 340A from Cherbourg

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Cessna 340A just arriving from Cherbourg on a business trip, with a German reg of D-IBON. The 340A is a 6 seat Pressurized twin and sleek lines makes it a very desirable aircraft to fly across the European sky’s. With having customs along with 1020m hard runway,fuel facilities and parking  Welshpool Airport makes an attractive option for overseas visitors.

Photography by Brian Nicholas

Partridge in a PC

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This Pilatus PC12 greets the return of the shoot season. The passengers came direct from Dusseldorf for Partridge season which runs from 1 September to 1 February.
Photography by Dave Manning

Tug diverts to Welshpool

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G-EHMM visited Welshpool this weekend after being unsuccessful get to it's destination due to weather. The DR400 tug aircraft was due to arrive at Llanbedr Airfield but was welcomed at Welshpool for the night and managed to depart for Llanbedr the next evening.

 

Apache Attack Helicopter drops in

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Military aircraft visiting Welshpool airport is a very familiar sight, we are lucky to see aircraft from all forces on a regular basis, however last Friday morning was something rather special.

We had a call on the radio from Army Air Corps Westland WAH -64D Apache. It had reported an electrical fault which they were trying to resolve and requested to drop into us to try and clear the problem. Unable to clear the issue themselves initially they shut down on the apron and waited for their team of engineers & security to arrive.

The state of the art £25 million gunship remained with us on the ground until around 5pm later that afternoon. As you can imagine, it attracted lots of attention but the crew were more than happy to show people around the aircraft and explain it’s role in service. This particular aircraft (ZJ211) was licensed built under Boeing and entered service in 2011. The Apache attack helicopter is designed to hunt and destroy tanks in all weathers day or night and after chatting with the crew, it’s definitely not a aircraft you want to get on the wrong side of!

Photography by Brian Nicholas
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