Alastair Mackinnon

Airport Operations Manager, Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport

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Airport Users’ Group Minutes Updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 5th October 2016, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/10/airport-users-group-minutes-updated-12/

OPNOT: Winter Hours and Night Flying 2016-2017

OPNOT 2016-02 has been published giving details of Winter Hours, Night Flying and Christmas/New Year closures for 2016/2017.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/10/opnot-winter-hours-night-flying-2016-2017/

Autogyro/Gyrocopter Flight Training comes to Halfpenny Green

We’re pleased to welcome The Gyrocopter Experience, operating out of Rotorsport, as the newest flying school at the airport. Training for the PPL(G) is available under the watchful eye of Jim Hughes, the Chief Flying Instructor. Contact details are available here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/10/autogyrogyrocopter-flight-training-comes-halfpenny-green/

Airport Consultative Committee Minutes Updated

Draft minutes of the Consultative Committee meeting held on 15th June 2016 have been published and you can see them here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/08/airport-consultative-committee-minutes-updated-4/

Airport Users’ Group Minutes Updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 7th July 2016, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/07/airport-users-group-minutes-updated-11/

Vaughan Meers

Many will be aware that Vaughan Meers, who contributed so much to Halfpenny Green in his organisation of the popular “Wings and Wheels” events at the airport over many years, sadly died unexpectedly. Vaughan’s drive and enthusiasm for the event will long be remembered by all of us here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/07/vaughan-meers/

Engineer wanted

Rotorsport Sales and Service Ltd., who have recently established a base at the airport, have a vacancy for an engineer. See here for details.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/07/engineer-wanted/

Airport Consultative Committee Minutes Updated

Draft minutes of the Consultative Committee meeting held on 16th March 2016 have been published and you can see them here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/05/airport-consultative-committee-minutes-updated-3/

“Flyball” Navex Competition

This Saturday (7th May) we’re participating in the “Flyball” Navex Competition organised by Popham Airfield. (Yes, we’re late entrants ourselves!) For full details see the poster here. You can start here (entry forms in the tower on the day) or if you start elsewhere you can collect your very own EGBO ball here for a reduced …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/05/flyball-navex-competition/

Airport Users’ Group Minutes Updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 6th April 2016, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/04/airport-users-group-minutes-updated-10/

Cessna 150 for sale

[important]Now SOLD[/important] Roger Hawkins is selling his Cessna 150, G-USAA, as he’s moving up to a four seat aircraft.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/03/cessna-150-sale/

Airport Consultative Committee Minutes updated

Draft minutes of the Consultative Committee meeting held on 16th December 2015 have been published and you can see them here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/02/airport-consultative-committee-minutes-updated-2/

Airport Users’ Group Minutes Updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 13th January 2016, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/02/airport-users-group-minutes-updated-9/

Safety Evening – March 10th

We’re pleased to announce another GASCo Safety Evening, to be held on March 10th 2016 from 19:30 in Bobbington Village Hall. This will be coupled with a short presentation from Birmingham Airport on the subject of Airspace Incursions. The last Safety Evening was well attended and well worth attending. I very much expect this will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2016/02/safety-evening-march-10th/

A new(ish) name, some familiar faces…

Changes afoot at Westbeach (as was). Westbeach Flight Academy ceased operating at the end of October; the owner has chosen to terminate his involvement in the Flight training Industry due to other commitments.   Westbeach is being replaced by the Central Flight School under different ownership. They expect to be operating shortly under a new CAA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2015/11/newish-name-familiar-faces/

OPNOT: Winter Hours and Night Flying 2015-2016

OPNOT 2015-04 has been published giving details of Winter Hours, Night Flying and Christmas/New Year closures for 2015/2016.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2015/10/opnot-winter-hours-night-flying-2015-2016/

OPNOT: Wings and Wheels

OPNOT 2015-03B has been published giving details of runway closure times for the Bank Holiday Wings and Wheels event, August 30th-31st. All car park users are also asked to use the public car park on these days.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2015/08/opnot-wings-wheels-6/

Airport Consultative Committee Minutes updated

Draft minutes of the Consultative Committee meeting held on 17th June have been published and you can see them here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2015/08/airport-consultative-committee-minutes-updated/

Airport Users’ Group Minutes Updated

The minutes of the latest Airport Users’ Group Meeting, held on 1st July 2015, can be found here.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/2015/07/airport-users-group-minutes-updated-8/

Birmingham Airspace Presentation at Cosford

We have today received an invitation to Halfpenny Green based pilots to attend a presentation by Birmingham ATC at Cosford. Please see the details below: I am the FSO for Cosford Powered Flying Club and I have arranged a presentation evening by Birmingham International ATC. They are coming to Cosford  on the 5th August 2015 …

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