Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:02 pm
I used it for circuits recently (post-PPL conversion, it's not licensed so no pre-PPL training.) GBP 20 for as many landings as we liked (take-offs are free!). I think it's something like GBP 12 for just one landing. It was a weekend evening so there was hardly anyone around but those that were seemed friendly. There was a pleasant looking eatery and lots of nice hard surface runway. Oxford APP are helpful on the way in (thinking about the direction you are probably arriving from Kat', routing direct over Oxford airfield keeps you between Weston DA and Brize Zone). Brize is a LARS if it is open. I have thought that Brize is around and offering traffic service at the weekends more than it used to. There is UAS / AEF / VGS flying in the area so maybe this is in reaction to the two collisons earlier this year.
Anyway, Enstone, seems very nice to me.
As an out-of-town visitor, have you noticed that Enstone is in the middle of nowhere? Oxford airfield is close to the bright lights and cheap for small aircraft landings at the weekend. I did circuits there on Saturday evening when all the small fields were closed, very helpful and almost no biz jets around, just a Hercules circling Weston (and a Hercules is quite visible!).