EASTBACH 'SPENCE' AIRFIELD

 

 

 

 

'Spence Airfield' is an unlicensed airfield operated by Eastbach Spence Associates Ltd. It is situated on a hillside in the Forest of Dean with outstanding views over open countryside to the Welsh mountains. It is located 0.5 Nm East of English Bicknor & 3 Nm North of Coleford.
Visiting aircraft, suitable for short field operation, are most welcome but pilots are advised to contact Bruce Morgan on 07765-342438 for current airfield information & must make their own decision regarding use of the airfield. All operations within the airfield are at the pilots own risk. No landing fee is charged, but any donation will be greatly appreciated. All visitors by vehicle or by foot MUST keep to the access track on the South & East perimeter of the airfield, remain clear of runways & park in the designated areas only.
 

 

Airfield Information

LOCATION:    N 51 50.29',  W 02 35.39',  600ft AMSL 

RUNWAYS:     01 - 19  470m x 7m Grass   and   06 - 24  340m x 7m Grass
                       Each are 600ft AMSL at highest point with upslopes  as indicated above

Circuits must be flown to the West of the airfield, either inside or outside of English Bicknor village, and avoiding flight over Eastbach Court (large house to South of airfield). Circuit height is at the pilots discretion but please observe flow of traffic, exercise good airmanship and avoid conflict at all times. Due to the sloping ground, landings are FROM North or South West, takeoffs are TO North or South West. Would all visiting aircraft please monitor SafetyCom frequency when in the vicinity of the airfield. During days with 'nil wind' conditions, the active TAKEOFF runway is designated by a sign on the top hanger wall (near start of runway 24)
 It must be remembered, however, that the fact that the aerodrome is unlicensed does not preclude compliance with the Air Navigation Order (ANO) or the Rules Of The Air (ROA). In particular, care should be taken to meet the requirements of Rule 5 of the ROA.

HAZARDS:  Runways slope both ways and airfield rises 40ft from North to South.
CAUTION:  With Easterly or Westerly winds, beware of sink on both approaches and
                   you should also beware of soft ground during winter months.
RADIO:       SafetyCom frequency 135.475 MHz
FUEL:          MOGAS available on request

Nearest Airports:   Gloucester (EGBJ) - N 51 53.65', W 02 10.03'
                                 Shobdon (EGBS) - N 52 14.50', W 02 52.88'

Links..

Weather: http://www.metoffice.com/aviation
NOTAMS: http://www.ais.org.uk

Cotswold Aero Club: http://www.cotswoldaeroclub.com
Shobdon Aero Club: http://www.aeroclub.co.uk
LAA: http://www.laa.uk.com

CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk

Local Information..

Hotel: Angel Hotel, Coleford - Tel: 01594-833113
Golf: Forest Hills Golf Club, Coleford - Tel: 01594 - 810620
Taxi: JR Taxis - Tel: 01594 - 834019