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Changing the dynamics of flying in Cheshire

Visiting Pilots see below [FFA - no charge]

Pilots be aware that you operate from Ashcroft at your own risk & discretion
  

  
Treat our Community, like your family. Aim to clear the eastern boundary road by 50 ft
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Windsock Camera [available SR-SS] Hold down SHIFT button and > Click-on
          
[Username:ashcroft  Password:camera then select 'Single']
  Tower cam > Click-on
      
X No picture? Select "Tools" and "Compatibility View settings" click "Add" and "Close"
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Username: ashcroft     Password:  camera  then select  "View Mode 2"
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Ashcroft: one of 2 Airfield's in Cheshire mentioned in CAA CAP 481 1991

  
Ashcroft is operated by dedicated professionals [Airfield to be sold to responsible people in 2030]  

Ashcroft 'tracking' Airfield Unleaded prices, cheapest in the UK .. £1.60 / litre [no VAT]

Runway 09/27 is drained at 2 Gallons / second allowing SR-SS lightweight aircraft ops
  
Hangarage £: [made simple for forumitesbetter than any comparable airfield ..average £125




  
APAPI's tested satis 29.04.2016 ... waiting for calibration ... est online mid-May 2016
 




Ashcroft has been a Diversion Airfield for 35 yrs LAC arrivals = expensive departures

Unleaded Petrol / Courtesy Car / Clubhouse / Gyro training

All Pilots welcome .. provided they have no connection with the Lancashire Aero Club

Non-LAC Pilots: Flying into Ashcroft  Noise Abatement 

(2) Do you have recent experience of flying into 500m grass airstrips?  
(3) If you are flying a non-microlight Aircraft, do you have more than 50 hours on type?
(4) What is .... the type of aircraft / REG /  POB ...where are you coming from?
(5) Are you the Pilot in Command ..... do you need fuel and overnight parking?
This is an unlicensed Airfield. There is a 1,200kg MTOW limit, although (when the ground is firm) this limit can be exceeded in accordance with our policy on STOL <click
In the interests of reducing noise for the local Community, there is a 200Hp engine limit [10-15% flexibility for aircraft with 3 blade props and modified exhaust systems]. When permission is granted to use Ashcroft, then any use must be at your own risk & your own discretion. The use of Ashcroft is subject to the Air Navigation Order
  
Pilots using all Rwys (apart from 17/35) take into account the "uninvolved third-party"
   
We would like to point out, that whilst every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the material on this website, it is the responsibility of the Pilot using Ashcroft Airfield, to take all reasonable steps (having regards to the performance of the aircraft that is being used) to ensure a safe take-off and landing at Ashcroft Airfield. Additionally, all persons entering onto Ashcroft Airfield property do so at their own risk.

Flying in to Ashcroft: 

(1) PPR by telephone or email. Minimum of £250,000 third party insurance required. 
(2) Joining procedures ('Circuits') are generally to the SW. Not below 800ft QFE.
(3) Transmit standard radio calls on 135.475 Mhz

(4) After landing please ensure you go up in to the Tower to Pay Fees and Book-in.
(5) Do not visit the Cottages by the Airfield (they are not associated with us).
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MTOW Airfield Limits
All aircraft using Ashcroft must ensure that the aircraft MTOW does not exceed 1,200kg
(can be exceeded on firm ground provided STOL  eg: C182)

Displaced Thresholds:


Noise Abatement:
We try to take a considerate approach to neighbours, surrounding houses and farms.

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General Information:
Runway 31: Not drained and can be soft, mainly in Winter, affects Group 'A' ops.
Runway 27: Drained surface. Beware of approx
0.8% upslope when taking off to the west
Summer Warnings: Long grass outside the mown areas (about 'knee high').
Winter  Warnings: RW27/09 is drained, try and use this runway if possible.


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Airfield Security:
NB: All persons entering onto Ashcroft Airfield property should realise that these premises are continuously monitored by CCTV Cameras. Anyone acting suspiciously, should be reminded that we will endeavour to identify individuals who behave in a manner, not consistent with normal behaviour.

No Entrance

Ashcroft Airfield tries to adopt a tolerant attitude to aviators but regretably, the odd individual oversteps the mark. In the spirit of compromise, we are always willing to meet people half way, if they choose to discuss these issues.

Name          Date          Aircraft Type    Registration             Reason 
Parish
       07/05/12        C172                -----         Abusive Language
 
Leopold      2016      [hopefully not authorised to fly]    Troll abuse
      

Wilkinson 08/04/17     Skyranger       G-CDHE     Personal Abuse
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