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Enstone, Oxfordshire airfield information & guide

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Enstone, Oxfordshire airfield information & guide

Post by andygolfer » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:25 pm

Airfield address:
Enstone Aerodrome Church Enstone Oxfordshire OX7 4NS

Imageenstone os plan by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Location:
Enstone village is 14miles NW of Oxford and 5 miles SE of Chipping Norton and the airfield is about ½ mile from the village on the B4022. There are signs to the airfield business park from the A44 but the business park entrance is on the B4030 not the B4022 so ensure you take the latter road at the cross roads just east of Enstone village.
SatNav OX7 4NS should take you to the flying club entrance

Imageenstone google earth by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

On entering the airfield the google earth image shows the route in red to the flying clubs. Enstone Flying Club is located closer to the gate with a new hangar marked 1 on the image and the Oxfordshire Sportflying Club and Enstone microlights are located at the clubhouse at location 2
this PDF on their website should also help: http://www.enstoneaerodrome.co.uk/Airfield_plan.pdf

Stagecoach buses (no S3) operate along the A44 which is about 1 ¼ miles from the airfield entrance

Airfield information:
ICAO code EGTN
contact radio frequency (air/ground): 129.875
The airfield has a tarmac main runway 08/26 1100 meters long with a parallel grass strip "south side grass" of 800 meters

Links:
Oxfordshire Sportflying Club: http://www.enstoneaerodrome.co.uk/aboutus.htm
Enstone microlights: http://philreed.atspace.co.uk/index.htm
Enstone flying club: http://www.enstoneflyingclub.co.uk/

Spotting / photography
The first stop when visiting is the club house at 2 where you should ask for permission to look round, they are very friendly and I was allowed access onto the aircraft areas during my visit but was told not to go into any hangars without permission. Some were closed up but wherever I asked I was given access. There is also a small café at the club house although it wasn’t manned when I called on a weekday.
There are some new hangars opposite the club house not visible on google earth, these were closed at the time so I’ve no idea of the contents.
The garden area in front of the clubhouse as well as the grass aircraft park gives good views of the runway as well with the 26 threshold level with the parking area so good pics of landing aircraft are possible.
As a matter of courtesy please remember to call back at the club house to say ‘thank you’ before leaving, you will help maintain access for future visiting enthusiasts

a few photos as examples of what angles are possible:

a parked aircraft on the grass in front of the club house:
Image4527 Super Dimona, G-OSFB by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

landing on runway 26:
Image4536 Jodel DR.1050 G-AYEJ by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

parked aircraft alongside the road approaching the OSFC hangars & clubhouse:
Image4589 Piper PA28 Warrior G-EDGI by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

hangar interior (last hangar on left as you approach the clubhouse area):
Image4576 Cessna 120 G-BUJM by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

I also called at the Enstone Flying Club (1 on the plan) but that was closed and I could not find anybody to ask but they are a separate entity and as such you need to ask them separately from the clubhouse (eastern) end. There is a new hangar at this location which was closed and I could see a couple of tails outside but I couldn’t see enough to get i.d.s without encroaching on their land without permission.

here's a link to all my photos from my visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545 ... 1968868534

hope this is helpful, if you have any useful additional information please add it as a reply, thank you
Andy
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Re: airfield information : Enstone, Oxfordshire

Post by Bobbybefc » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:10 am

:D

Andy,

Great info- I have always gone to the tower and asked to have a look around which is almost always granted. The last time I went the guy in the tower told me to give him the heads up and he would direct me down the runway to the other side where the Micro-light hangar's are.

Given a full tour of the latter lots inside. However as you say they are onside providing you ask permission.

Happy Days

Bob :cool:

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Re: airfield information : Enstone, Oxfordshire

Post by tb2 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:53 am

Bob,

The Micro-lights are no longer "across the runway", they are in a brand new hangar, marked as '1' on Andy's excellent guide. They also have a brand new clubhouse nearby.

Still very helpful as long as someone is about, spotter proof if no-one there.

Trevor

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