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Gloucestershire Airport ATC overhaul and sale update
Apr12

Gloucestershire Airport ATC overhaul and sale update

Gloucestershire Airport is planning a £500,000 refurbishment of its ATC facilities over the coming months to help it keep its number one slot as the UK’s busiest general aviation airport. The current ATC tower facilities are apparently in need of some refurbishment, including a general rewire, upgraded comms system and new desk suite. As Gloucester is also a MET reporting station, the airport management are also upgrading its...

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Busy UK airfield to be sold by local council
Jan23

Busy UK airfield to be sold by local council

One of the UK’s busiest general aviation (GA) airports is being put up for sale after the two councils that own it confirmed their intention to sell. Gloucestershire Airport is being put up for sale by Cheltenham Borough and Gloucester City Councils, who say they “are seeking new investment for the airport and are expected to instruct advisors to bring it to market in the near future”. Commenting on the announcement, airport director...

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UK airfield round-up
Nov15

UK airfield round-up

In a general round up of airport news from around the UK, FTN takes a look at some of those airfields currently under threat and some which are living the high life. With apologies to those airfields that have been inadvertently left out from this report, here’s the current UK airfield scene as FTN perceives it. First on the threat list is Old Sarum airfield in Wiltshire, which has been very quiet for the last few years after the...

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Aim High Applications Open
Oct01

Aim High Applications Open

Aim High is an education programme created by fly2help enabling young people to learn about the world of aviation, and gain confidence within themselves. Fly2help do this by organising  free to join scholarships at Gloucestershire, Oxford, Luton and Biggin Hill airports. Aged between 14-18, ten successful applicant’s will learn about career opportunities within the aviation industry, and the skills and attributes needed. During...

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