Wadswick Airfield

Wadswick Airfield

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    Wadswick Airfield

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    Location

    51°24’40″N. 2°13’15″W. 400′ AMSL (The location in the Jeppesen database is INCORRECT).
    Wadswick farm strip is located 4 NM ENE of Bath and 3 NM on a bearing of 128° True from Colerne Airfield. Be aware of the proximity of Colerne’s ATZ.

    Arrivals / Departures and Radio Calls

    All departures and arrivals to make blind calls to “Wadswick Traffic” on 120.075.
    Make radio calls before backtracking or taking-off as aircraft at one end of the strip cannot see those at the other due to the slight “hump” in the runway.

    Runways

    Grass 10/28. 630 x 25m (total length from fence to hedge).
    The runway slopes 28 uphill / 10 downhill.

    Weather Information

    Please click here for Wadswick weather information. Pressure is local QNH. QFE is QNH – 16

    Cautions

    • There is a fenced access road to the farm and shop (used by lorries) on the western threshold so the usable distance is less than the measured 640m. Please approach at a reasonable height.
    • Aircraft landing on 10 should look out for traffic on the access road.

    Windsocks:

    One at the north-western side of runway.

    Circuits

    Circuits to the south. Avoid Hazelbury Manor (1km west), Neston Park (2 km east) and all local villages. Do not fly multiple circuits.

    Landing fee and booking in

    After landing, please come in to Wadswick Country Store and ask at the shop tills (not Forage restaurant) to book in and make a £10 donation (£30 for helicopters) to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

    Parking

    Visiting aircraft should park at the North West of the runway.

    General

    Wadswick airfield is a “farm strip”. It is smooth and well drained. The runway is bordered on its north side by a crop of elephant grass and on its south side by a large oak tree, a wall, a fence and parked aircraft. Pilots used to flying only from licenced airfields may find the approaches intimidating. There is a large solar farm to the south east of the runway.