Cumbernauld Airport

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Cumbernauld Airport
Port-adhair Comar nan Allt
Cumbernauld Airport from the air (crop).jpg
IATA: noneICAO: EGPG
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator Cumbernauld Airport Ltd
Location Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
Elevation AMSL 350 ft / 107 m
Coordinates 55°58′29″N 003°58′32″W / 55.97472°N 3.97556°W / 55.97472; -3.97556Coordinates: 55°58′29″N 003°58′32″W / 55.97472°N 3.97556°W / 55.97472; -3.97556
Website www.cumbernauldairport.org
Map
EGPG is located in North Lanarkshire
EGPG
EGPG
Location in North Lanarkshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 820 2,690 Asphalt
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Cumbernauld Airport (ICAO: EGPGFAA LID: CBN) is located 16 NM (30 km; 18 mi) northeast of Glasgow at Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The airport is primarily used for the training of fixed wing and rotary wing pilots, it also boasts a helicopter charter company and a light aircraft charter operation along with aircraft maintenance facility.

Cumbernauld Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P827) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Cormack Aircraft Services Limited).[2]

History[edit]

The new airport was opened by the Cumbernauld Development Corpororation in the late 1980s. Before the new airport was constructed there was a grass strip in use on the same site. During the early years of the airport's new incarnation there was even an airshow, the highlight being a display by the Red Arrows and a mock dogfight between a Supermarine Spitfire and a German Messerschmitt Bf109 fighter.

Operators[edit]

Surroundings of Cumbernauld airport. The runway strip can be seen around one-third of the way up. The large white building in the foreground is the OKI Cumbernauld manufacturing plant.

Training organisations: Border Air Training,[3] Heli Air[4] and Scotia Helicopters.[citation needed]

Other Operators: PDG Helicopters (helicopter charters) and Hebridean Air Services Ltd (twin engine Britten-Norman Islander charter).

Maintenance Organisation: Cormack Islander Aircraft (Islander Aircraft Limited).

There is also a cafe called "Cumbernauld Airport Cafe" within the Airport buildings, located on the first floor and open seven days a week.

Also located on the airfield is the active West of Scotland strut of the Light Aircraft Association (formerly the Popular Flying Association).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cumbernauld - EGPG
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  3. ^ "Contact". Border Air Training. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Contact". Heli Air. Retrieved 21 June 2014.