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Diary of Events at Easter

Our events diary provides an overview of forthcoming events and reports and memories of those already held. Contributions to this section are always welcomed.

Flying into Easter on 17th June 2018?

 

Weather permitting, we are expecting a large number of different types of aircraft to be flying into and around Easter Airfield on the weekend of 16th & 17th June 2018. These include Group A, Microlights and Aerobatic aircraft to name a few. They are of differing speeds and capabilities therefore separation and a good look out is paramount for your safety.

 
Note that there is NO A/G frequency at Easter and therefore SAFETYCOM (135.475) will be in use. We cannot mandate the use of this frequency, and there are a few aircraft that may be non-radio, but we strongly suggest that you keep a good look out, listen and transmit position reports to aid separation.
 
If you are unfamiliar with SAFETYCOM, can you please go to CAP 413 and familiarise yourself with the phraseology and procedures.
 
 
There are several airfields around Easter who operate on the SAFETYCOM frequency. Make sure ALL transmissions are prefixed ‘EASTER TRAFFIC’.
 
If arriving from the South, contact Inverness Radar on 122.60 when within 20 miles of Inverness.
 
Make position reports in the air and on the ground. 
 
Please announce your position and intentions when 5-10 miles from Easter Airfield. 
 
See Pilot Information on this website for weekend joining instructions. If unable to join downwind due to traffic, please do a standard overhead join and keep a good look out.
 
 
We will have a monitored ground station on SAFETYCOM on the 17th. This is for emergency use only and no information will be provided from the ground and separation is your responsibility. Do not expect a reply from the ground unless you declare an emergency on SAFETYCOM.
 
If we have a large number of aircraft attending, we may operate a marshaller for parking. Please follow marshalling instructions after landing if he is present.
 
Above all, have a good time and stay safe.

Easter numbers update - 7 May 2018

 

06/24 numbers installed and painted.

Looking great!

 

Easter runway numbers update - 19th April 2018

 

The runway at Easter is being enhanced with 06/24 number designators in concrete in preparation for the 2018 flying season. Concrete is planned for install on Monday 23rd. Many thanks to the Highland Aero Club for their donation to improve the facility at Easter.

 

 

James Hayward Memorial Fly In - 17th June 2018

 
Easter Airfield and the Highland Aero Club will be honouring the life of our friend, James Hayward on the 17th June 2018 by hosting a fly-in at Easter. James was always a big contributor to our past fly-ins and we felt that this would be a fitting way for friends and fellow aviators to recognise his many flying contributions to our lives, but more importantly, his friendship.
 
James Hayward Memorial Fly-In
Feel free to come by car or air.
Free Hog Roast
No landing fees
Please see our Conditions of Use and Pilot Information on the website. PPR applies.
Full toilet facilities in the portacabin.
Hope to see you there by air or road.
 

24th December 2017

It is with great sadness that we record the unexpected passing of James Hayward. James was an integral part of the flying scene in the Highlands as an AME, Flying Instructor, Examiner and flying buddy. We have shared many fantastic flying events and experiences with him at Easter Airfield over the years. James will be sorely missed as a mentor for many, but mostly as a treasured friend. RIP.

January 2018 edition Flyer Magazine

Easter Airfield features again in this article on Freedom Aviation's Scandinavian adventure. No ordinary club bimble... PA28s to the Arctic Circle, Scandinavia and the Russian border. www.flyer.co.uk

December 2017 edition Flyer Magazine

Easter Airfield features in this East coast of Scotland tour. Paul Kiddell and his Eurostar friends spend 24 hours exploring Scotland's less flown but spectacular coast. www.flyer.co.uk

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Fly UK visit to Easter

Tuesday, 13th June

Arrival of new resident, G-BEZC, Easter Flying Group's AA5 from Southend on Sea.

Sunday 28th May 2017

Eurostars at Easter

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Freedom Aviation visit to Easter.

Sunday, April 16th 2017

Easter at Easter Fly in

David Munro presents the prize to Nigel Campbell flying G-MACI for winning the spot landing competition

Saturday, 5th November 2016

Bonfire night @ Easter

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  • Margaret Smillie (Saturday, April 07 18 04:50 pm BST)

    Anything else happening at Easter Airfied before then?

  • James Cox (Friday, November 10 17 10:23 am GMT)

    Dear Sirs

    Could you please advise the cost to hangar a small aircraft at the airfield

    kind regards

    Jim

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