Bodmin Airfield

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Bodmin Airfield
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator Cornwall Flying Club Ltd
Location Bodmin
Elevation AMSL 650 ft / 198 m
Coordinates 50°29′59″N 004°39′57″W / 50.49972°N 4.66583°W / 50.49972; -4.66583Coordinates: 50°29′59″N 004°39′57″W / 50.49972°N 4.66583°W / 50.49972; -4.66583
Map
EGLA is located in Cornwall
EGLA
EGLA
Location in Cornwall
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 480 1,575 Grass
13/31 610 2,001 Grass

Bodmin Airfield (IATA: n/aICAO: EGLA) is located 3.5 NM (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) northeast of Bodmin, Cornwall, England, UK.

Radio equipped microlights can use Bodmin (radio contact preferred). All aircraft are strictly Prior Permission Required.

History[edit]

Bodmin Airfield was the development of a dream by local business man, Mike Robertson, to make aviation available to everyone. In pursuit of this dream, local engineers, The Dingle Brothers were commissioned to construct the airfield on what was once Treswithick Farm. In 1972, the airfield was bought by the Cornwall Flying Club, which, in turn, became a limited company, Cornwall Flying Club Ltd, in 1978. In keeping with the original ideals and dreams of its creator, Mike Robertson, Cornwall Flying Club operates as a non-profit organisation, to keep costs down to the end user.[1]

It was here that Trago Mills Ltd. (Aviation Division) designed and built the Trago Mills SAH-1[2] in the early 1980s. The SAH-1 derived its name from its designer, Sydney A. Holloway. It was hoped that the Trago Mills SAH-1 would be sold as a military trainer to replace the then ageing "Bulldog" fleet.[3]

About[edit]

Bodmin airfield is situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, just off the main A30 dual carriageway. Bodmin airfield is operated by the Cornwall Flying Club Ltd. and has a clubhouse, with lunchtime bar and restaurant. In the tower are a selection of pilot supplies. CFC Ltd have five instructors and four aircraft:

  • Cessna 152 G-CEYH (replaces G-BMFZ)
  • Cessna 152 G-BNSM


Bodmin airfield is home to Cornwall Aviation Services Ltd, an aircraft maintenance business.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cornwall Flying Club website
  2. ^ Picture and technical specifications of SAH-1
  3. ^ Peter London: Images of aviation In Cornish Skies page 114

Bodmin Airfield

External links[edit]

http://bodminairfield.com/