In January 2010 our planning permission was changed to allow powered aircraft operations at Easterton. Before this any powered aircraft operation had to be in connection with gliding activity and this restriction has now been lifted. Pilots wishing to visit Easterton may now do so but Prior Permission is required (PPR). To arrange PPR please phone the chairman, Robert Tait, in the first instance when seeking permission, or if he is not available, Mike Black the CFI. At weekends you may call the airfield where any instructor or club director may authorise PPR.

When arriving please give a call at 5 minutes on 130.100 Mhz so that we may keep you informed of any activity. Even if you get no response please make blind calls for overhead join, downwind etc. Please note that you may be asked to hold for gliders or tugs to land.

 

Name Position Home Phone Mobile Phone
Robert Tait Chairman 01343 860539 07790 174892
Mike Black Chief Flying Instructor N/A 07428 422086
Clubhouse   01343 860272 N/A

 

IN WINTER OR AFTER A SPELL OF WET WEATHER THE RUNWAY MAY BE TOO SOFT TO LAND - PPR IS MANDATORY. 

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Lat Long
 

N57°35.23            W003°18.50

Height 
 

360’ amsl

Name 
 
Easterton
Position
 

3nm South of Elgin

Callsign
 
Easterton            130.100  A/G
Runway

26 / 08  Grass  950m x 100m (width varies throughout length, narrowest point is 35m wide)   

Unlicensed Unlit

Op Hours PPR and 07.30 to 21.00
 
Landing Fees
 

£5, Overnight parking - £10 per night.

Hangarage
 
Call for availability and charges.
Customs
 
Nil
Maintenance
 
Call for Information
Remarks Operated by Highland Gliding Club Ltd. Easterton Airfield, Birnie, Elgin, Moray, IV30 8SP. Visiting aircraft welcome. Contact Lossiemouth Radar on 119.350 if arriving or departing on weekdays. Carry out standard 2000’ QFE overhead join and make standard circuit calls on gliding frequency 130.100. Beware of winch cables in the air and on the ground if gliders operating. Land to north side of tractor track in middle of runway and taxi back to clubhouse on N side of airfield. Runway can be waterlogged after prolonged rain so calling to obtain PPR is essential.
 
Accommodation
 
Hotels and B&Bs in Elgin and surrounding villages
Nearest Restaurant Birnie Inn. ¼ mile from Airfield Entrance.
 
Fuel
 
Nil Avgas    Unleaded 3 miles away.

 

Highland Gliding Club
Easterton Airfield
Birnie
Elgin
Scotland
United Kingdom
Tel - +44 (0) 1343 860272

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