Northrepps Aerodrome

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Northrepps Aerodrome
Northrepps Aerodrome 12th Jan 2008.JPG
Northrepps Aerodrome January 2008
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator C.Gurney Esq.
Location Cromer
Elevation AMSL 190 ft / 58 m
Coordinates 52°53′34″N 001°19′10″E / 52.89278°N 1.31944°E / 52.89278; 1.31944Coordinates: 52°53′34″N 001°19′10″E / 52.89278°N 1.31944°E / 52.89278; 1.31944
Website www.northreppsaerodrome.co.uk
Map
Northrepps Aerodrome is located in Norfolk
Northrepps Aerodrome
Northrepps Aerodrome
Location in Norfolk
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 385 1,263 Grass
04/22 615 2,018 Grass

Northrepps Aerodrome is a privately owned airfield south west of the village of Northrepps, North Norfolk, England approximately 3 mi (4.8 km) south south east of Cromer.[1] It is located next to the A149 road close to its junction with the A 140.

History[edit]

Northrepps Aerodrome opened in October 2007 following the closure of Northrepps International Airport, which was located just 1 km (0.62 mi) north east of the current aerodrome. Northrepps International Airport had just one runway (18/36) with a pronounced downslope on the southerly runway, which meant that aircraft generally took off on runway 18 and landed on runway 36 regardless of wind direction. That unusual arrangement had been the cause of some accidents, with aircraft occasionally overshooting the runway.[2][3][4]

Airfield operations[edit]

Terminal building at the old Northrepps International Airport

The aerodrome is an unlicensed airfield, but microlights, light aircraft and helicopters are permitted land with prior permission, and at the pilot’s own risk. Northrepps has two runways available; 04/22 and 15/33.

There are several helicopter main routes running close to Northrepps, (1,500 ft (460 m) - FL60) runs north-west to south-east to the north of the airfield and HMR 7 (Helicopter Main Route) crossing the northern boundary of the airfield. There are also military and civil low level flying in the vicinity seven days a week.

All aircraft should contact Norwich radar who provide a lower airspace Radar service. circuits are at 700 feet (210 m) above aerodrome level – contact airfield operator for circuit procedures/direction.

Other activities[edit]

There is microlight and paramotoring activity at the airfield 7 days a week, and occasionally crop spraying is carried out from Northrepps. Banner towing at some times of the year and on some weekdays radio-controlled aircraft are flown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey, Explorer Sheet 252, Norfolk Coast East, ISBN 978-0-319-46726-8
  2. ^ "Accident report: Cessna 421C Golden Eagle, N421CA" (PDF). Air Accidents Investigation Branch. June 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Accident report: Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, G-AWET" (PDF). Air Accidents Investigation Branch. January 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Northrepps Airport shut after two runway incidents". UK Airport News. 14 October 2005. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 

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