PPR – Prior Permission Requested

Your visit to St Michael’s Airfield by air

For visiting St Michael’s Airfield please complete the PPR form below.

IMPORTANT UPDATES REGARDING RUNWAYS

Starting the week of the 19th September 2022 all runways are going to be under repair.  The entire field will have the grass cut short to allow landings on any part of the airfield, but we have also cut a new runway along the eastern perimeter of the airfield 36RH/18LH this will require pilots to overfly the hangars at either end of the runway. 

Short Landings and Take Offs will still be possible on the main runway 35RH/17LH. All other runways will be closed for the time being.

During this time of Runway Repairs, PPR is essential.

The airfield is generally open, however, please pay particular attention to the plate.  During the winter months the airfield can become soft after prolonged or heavy rainfall.  Although runways are marked by cutting the grass, all of the field is usable for landings, especially during winter months when the grass is low.

In the interest of regularity Take Offs are restricted to the runways.

Please see Joining Instructions and Circuit Pattern details and Avoid all Sensitive Sites shown in red on the map.

Should you require confirmation at short notice you can call:-
Paul Turner – Airfield Manager on 07763 627 198
or alternative contact:-
Dave Cornwell (Pilot) on 07814 154 195
Phil Evans (Pilot) on 07734 934 553

It is the pilot’s responsibility to obtain weather forecasts for the route to be flown and destination airfields.  No aircraft may be flown unless the weather minimum with regard to licence and aircraft requirements can be complied with.

 

PPR FORM

Please complete ALL fields

AIRFIELD INFORMATION

Position – 6.5nm NW Preston
Lat/Long N53:51.08 W002:47.38
Elevation: 16ft amsl.

No Radio but feel free to make Blind Calls to ‘St Michaels Traffic’ on Safetycom 135.480
Non Radio Aircraft Welcome.

Runways
35RH/17LH Grass – LDA 450m x 20m
31RH/13LH Grass – LDA 365m x 20m
03RH/21LH Grass – LDA 411m x 20m

Arrival
Join overhead 1500’ QFE descend deadside

Circuits
500’ – 35RH/17LH – 31RH/13LH – 03RH/21LH

Notes
Please avoid overflying Sensitive Sites as Marked

Warton Listening Squawk – 3660 – 129.530  – ATIS 121.730
Blackpool Approach – 119.955 – ATIS 127.205

 

St Michaels Circuit Patterns and Information

Caution

Accuracy of this data cannot be guaranteed; pilots operate at their own risk.
Tractors cutting grass and hay baling machinery on the field is to be expected during the summer months and is a potential hazard that you have to be aware of.
Short runways need skill and a suitable aircraft.
Please pay particular attention if landing on Rwy 03 and Rwy 13 because of New Draught banking which is some 13 feet higher than the airfield.
Beware of traffic and trees on finals for landings on Rwy 21 as road level is higher than the airfield.
During winter months care should be taken as the ground can become soft or waterlogged in patches.

Upon arrival please complete the Log Book in the Flight School and pay your daily Landing Fee of £5

Visiting Pilots – Staying Overnight

We have no overnight accommodation for visiting pilots, however, you are welcome to camp overnight free-of-charge in a small one/two man tent in the camping area near the NWMAC Club House and Flight School or under the wing of your aircraft.

Should you want something more comfortable local accommodation includes:-

No fuel is available on the airfield, however, members of the NWMAC may be able to assist you.
Please contact members via the St Michaels Airfield Facebook page or by email nwmacmembers@gmail.com