Puff the magic dragon

Puff the magic dragon

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Thanks to Peter Greenrod who spotted a Welsh Dragon in the skies. Just like the bat-signal is was proudly displaying itself above the airport to welcome visiting aircraft. If only we could find a way to make it stay…

Aerobatics day photos

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Thank you to all those who took part in the aerobatics day. Despite the occasional showers, we had an excellent flying day and Bob Pooler was busy with requests for flights. Plus the hog beef roast went down a treat!

Photography - Brian Nicholas

Aerobatics day

Open_day_-_website_-_09Aerobatics return to Welshpool Mid-Wales Airport on 8 September. Following his wonderful display at the Bob Jones Memorial Air Show, Bob Pooler will once again wow spectators as he twists and turns his Slingsby Firefly. On top of that you can even join Bob Pooler and experience flying upside down like you never thought possible.

Open_day_-_website_-_03Once you are on the ground (after the flight may be best) we’ll entertain your taste buds as we fire up the barbecue and hog roast. There’ll even be a bouncy castle to keep the young ones entertained! All are welcome – you don’t have to be an aviator to experience this great day. The events start at 11am and go on through the afternoon.

For details and the opportunity to fly with Bob Pooler call the airport on 01938 555560. As a taster, here is Bob Pooler in action.

Non-equity shares

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Basing yourself at Welshpool brings some wonderful flying experiences. But what do you do when you don’t have your own plane? At Mid-Wales Airport there are a number of aircraft shares available and we now offer non-equity shares in a Cessna 172.

G-BPRM Cessna 172 at Welshpool
Non-equity shares are a great way to get your hands on an aircraft without having to worry about finding capital or long-term commitments. The rates are £80 per month plus £80 per tacho hour and with a small group the airplane is readily available. The Cessna 172 is a great touring plane and the comfortable four-seater design makes it great for trips with friends and families.

If you would like to join this non-equity group please send us an email or call on 01938 555560.

Free landing-fees for regular visitors

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To say thank you to our visitors we have put together a loyalty scheme. Frequent visitors can pick up a loyalty card and have it stamped each time on arrival. Once you have filled up four stamps, the next landing fee is on us!

You can get a loyalty card free of charge at reception now.

Weather ballooning

A group of enthusiasts have launched a weather balloon from Welshpool Mid-Wales Airport.

Following the go-ahead from the CAA the group launched the balloon at 8am and set off to track it. As Colin Hardy from the group told us:

“We lost all contact with the payload not too long after take off however, therefore we were running on guesswork and a few hopes and dreams. We drove to Chepstow (as per the prediction that we ran) and hoped for the best that either we would see if fall from the sky, or find it at the side of the road (unlikely!).”

“As it happened, we went home with our tail between our legs and then the following morning we had a call from a chap in Weston Super Mare who had found our box on a hill outside his house. It was only a few miles line of sight from the predicted landing point and probably sailed over our heads while we stopped for breakfast in Chepstow!!”

“We really had fantastic conditions that morning, I think we chose the date spot on. Lovely weather and a great location to launch. All hardware was recovered and we’re now planning the Mark II and III sometime soon!”

Above is the video that the group made – check out the launch around four minutes in.

Coflein

Coflein

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The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) has been working for over 100 years to catalog Wales’s rich heritage – much of it through aerial photography. Much of their work is now available on their online database – Coflein.

Welshpool Mid-Wales Airport features heavily in the database and so it is about time that we shared it with you. You can view the photography here.

Don’t forget that Dr Toby Driver’s book on aerial photography is on sale now – pop into reception and ask for a copy.

Photography – Crown Copyright: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

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