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Netherthorpe, Notts - airfield guide

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Netherthorpe, Notts - airfield guide

Post by andygolfer » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:05 pm

Netherthorpe airfield, located 3 miles west of Worksop. Visited 12-11-2015

Sheffield Aero Club Limited
Netherthorpe Airfield
Thorpe Salvin
S80 3JQ

Website: http://www.sheffieldaeroclub.net/

Airfield Info:
Runway 24 06 18 36
LDA (m) 370 407 357 309
TORA (m) 490 476 382 382
Radio: 123.275 (Netherthorpe A/G)

Imagenetherthorpe airfield and roads titled by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Imagenetherthorpe area map by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

The airfield can be reached from the M1 (j.30) and from the A1 via the A57, alternatively M1 junction 30 via the A619 to worksop and A57

Imagenetherthorpe os location map by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

From the A57 west of Worksop turn left at the roundabout for Shireoaks (Shireoaks common) and follow the road until you have crossed the level crossing. About ¼ mile further on turn the road bends sharp left by the church –turn right opposite the church into Thorpe Lane, (it’s almost straight on) towards Thorpe Salvin (signposted)
Imagethorpe lane map with pics by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr
After about 1 mile, turn left by the the stone farmhouse into Netherthorpe road, Netherthorpe Airfield is on the right once you come out of the trees and houses , approx. ¼ mile. The car park is obvious (honestly!)

Imagenetherthorpe airfield buildings titled by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

I found the people here to be most friendly and helpful to the point that they even opened up 2 locked hangars for me to look round and take photographs! Go into the Sheffield Aero Club reception (aka control tower), or if nobody there try the clubhouse to ask for access. They will ask you to sign in and although high viz wasn’t mandatory on my visit they were pleased when I offered to wear it.

I wasn’t escorted round and was told the usual sensible rules: watch carefully for any movements and keep well clear of any running aircraft, don’t touch anything and if you see anybody tell them what you are doing and that you’ve spoken to control and tell us when you’ve finished to sign out. I was told that being a weekday there was hardly any movements planned so ‘I shouldn’t have any problems and proved accurate

I walked round the maintenance apron (Dukeries Aviation) where some maintenance was in progress and although the hangar door was partly open I didn’t ask to go in as they were apparently quite busy but they were very friendly. The Phoenix Flying School operates from the office attached to the maintenance hangar and their aircraft were parked just beyond the maintenance apron amongst others.
Image1715 Dukereis Aviation apron Netherthorpe 12-11-2015 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

There is a garden area in front of the clubhouse which includes a control tower but the controlling appeared to be done from the office during my visit,
Image1771 clubhouse garden Netherthorpe 12-11-2015 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr
this area would give good views of the activities on a busy day if it were not possible to walk round airside for safety reasons. When I visited (mid November) it was very quiet though.
Image1717 Netherthorpe 12-11-2015 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

I Took photos of everything on the grass to enable me to compile a full list and finished up at the south end beyond the 3 hangars,
Image1750 Hangars Netherthorpe 12-11-2015 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr
I was told I could look in but only the middle one was open at that time. I did my pics and returned to the reception where the guy asked how I got on and did I manage to see everything. I said I saw all that I could except for the 2 locked hangars so he said would I like them opened! I duly accepted the generous offer and spent a further 20 minutes or so photo logging the contents and returned to reception a second time to say thank you and that I had finished so that the hangars could be locked again – I thought the opening up was pretty helpful to say the least and left me with a very good impression of the airfield.
I didn’t try the clubhouse bar or catering but others have told me that it’s very good – all in all well worth a visit and over 60 aircraft present.

here's my topic of photos from my visit: http://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/forum ... 69&t=23961

and a link to a list of everything I logged by photograph - I don't think I missed anything except any contents of the Dunkries maintenance hangar: http://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/forum ... 77&t=23964

any additional information would of course be most welcome

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