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The DC6 Diner is at the North-West end of the airfield. On the AIP chart, it is the long thin line next to the words Eastern Aircraft Park.
Airbase, of which the Diner is part, is the best place to park for the Diner but if they are not available, the Western Apron (where Aeros and Almat are based) is more convenient than the aeroplane club.
Incidentally, there are two collections of historic aircraft at Coventry. The Midland Air Museum is at the North East end by the aeroplane club. This museum has a cafe with pasties and the like.
Airbase is at the North West end between the West apron and the Eastern Parking Area. Airbase has various flying aeroplanes as well as static exhibits. If you can afford it, you can fly them. See here:
PS airfield hours are now longer than those given above. IIRC, open until 0100.
Bargain for the facilities - £12 for landing, parking all day, and a cup of tea from the airport director. Really friendly and helpful.
Cheering up a bit with grumpy spells later
Driving past the eastern end of the airfield today, I noticed that there is now a steak house in the same building as the flying club so there are now three eateries at Coventry plus a pub an easy stroll from the west apron.
PS the flyable aircraft in the Airbase collection are due to move to Saint Mawgan / Newquay some time soon. I understand that the restoration and maintenance facilty will stay at Coventry as presumably will the non-flying large aircraft (two Canberras, a Nimrod, a Shackleton and two large propliners, one of which is the DC6 Diner).
I noticed a fuel bowser truck yesterday labelled UL91. There's no mention of it on the website. This presumably means that Cov is or soon will be selling unleaded?
Does anyone know?
On the downside, landing feea have gone up 25% on April 1st (from £0.012 per kg MTOW to £0.015, both plus VAT)
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