|Perranporth Airfield (Cornwall)|
View of World War II control tower
|Operator||Perranporth Airfield Ltd|
|Elevation AMSL||330 ft / 101 m|
Perranporth Airfield (ICAO: EGTP) airfield is located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) southwest of Perranporth and 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) southwest of Newquay, in the village of Trevellas, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is a former Second World War Royal Air Force fighter station.
Perranporth Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P787) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Perranporth Flying Club Limited). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.
Royal Air Force use
Perranporth Airfield is run by Perranporth Flying Club Ltd. They offer Air Experience Flights, Trial Lessons and PPL courses.
Perranporth is the only privately owned airfield in Cornwall to have tarmac runways and is suitable for use in all weathers. It is a good stopping off point for aircraft going to and from the Isles of Scilly, as well as being a good place to visit in its own right.
The airfield is one of the best examples of a second World War fighter base still in existence. Every type of bunker, air-raid shelter and revetment can be found here. Most are in very good condition. In fact, the tie-down points in the Spitfire revetments can still be used to tie aircraft down, seventy years after they were first put there.
Other activities taking place at Perranporth include parachuting, land yachting and cycling events. Clubs for radio controlled cars and aircraft also operate there from time to time.
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