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

Denham Visitors

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Phil and Dean, preparing to depart Welshpool for flight back to Denham after spending some time at our cafe The Fuel Stop Cafe (open from 9.30am – 5.00pm)
Thanks guys, we look forwarding to seeing you again soon.

Spitfire, Mustang & AW139

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Two beautiful replica aircraft came to Welshpool Airport in June:
G-ENNA - This is a 90% replica Syndicate Spitfire Mk 26.
G-TSIM. Titan Mustang replica. The Mustang arrived early evening as part of the 'Shobdon Strut' fly in.
June also saw the return of G-CILP. Agusta-Wesland AW139. Owners Bristow Helicopters and operated by UK Coastgaurd. The aircraft visited us for JET A1 as we are a handy refueling spot for helicopters and aircraft en-route, available day & night (by request).
Photography by Brian Nicholas

Four dragons

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Having one Air Ambulance is pretty special, having four is amazing!

The Wales Air Ambulance now has four air ambulances, three H145s (based at Welshpool, Caenarfon and Llanelli) and the H135 Children's Air Ambulance based at Cardiff. Between them they cover 8,000 square miles of Welsh countryside however we managed to fit them onto one short stretch of runway for a photoshoot - and pretty fine they looked too!

For more information about the Wales Air Ambulance, and to support them, click here.

Photography by Brian Nicholas

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We are pleased to announce that a new cafe has opened at Welshpool Mid-Wales Airport. 

The Fuel Stop Cafe will be open from 9:30am to 5pm offering hot meals and drinks. Everyone is welcome! The cafe offers a fantastic viewing area over the runway as well as an indoor seating area. 

We hope to see you there!

Puppy Power!

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This Pilatus PC12 visited to pick up two paying passengers plus to dogs. The four were travelling to Orkney Scotland for the Easter Holidays.

Photography by Brian Nicholas

Flying VFR in Europe

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9th March 2018 7pm, Welshpool Airport

 

Presented by Graham Baker, this talk will cover the essentials of ‘Going Foreign’ to France and beyond.

If you’ve always wanted to venture abroad, but don’t know your Piste from your Pitot, come along and find out how easy it can be!

 

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