Covid policy - from 29th March 2021

The Airfield

 

From 29th March people are no longer required to stay at home and the GA Guidance published on the 2nd of March states;

”This will allow the safe restart of GA flying for non-professional purposes, for solo pilots, or individuals flying with a member of their household or bubble”

Training is still not allowed and the guidance says that GA activities should take place in line with the wider restrictions.

So; From Monday..remembering some amongst us will not of been vaccinated yet..

I will no longer need Notification of your visiting the airfield…BUT..distancing must be maintained, masks where appropriate, and hand sanitiser if using the fuel or touching common surfaces.

The Toilets will be open,the clubhouse will not be staffed,and care must be taken crossing the runway…

We can return to flying but I will require prior Notification of your flights via email to contact@henstridgeairfield.com   I believe the “wider restrictions” discourage land away so I ask that you avoid this unless absolutely necessary.

The Radio will not be manned,so you must make blind calls,and I ask that you email your flight details on your return,so that they can be logged.

IF you require fuel you must add this to your flight notification.

NO VISITING TRAFFIC unless by prior confirmed permission..

 

Geoff

 

 

 

 

The Clubhouse – CLOSED

Toilets – OPEN Please use sanitisers and mantain social distance

 

Welcome to Henstridge Airfield….

A friendly general aviation airfield near Wincanton, Somerset.

What is Henstridge?

Henstridge airfield is not only a busy hub for pilots and flying students,  it is also host to numerous other events throughout the year. There’s vintage car and ‘plane days, car boot sales, charity events and much much more!

What happens here?

There’s always something going on, with visiting and resident aircraft of all types arriving and departing. We have four Tiger Moths based at Henstridge, there are microlights, gyrocopters, the Yakovlev display team, and more. We are also home to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and various events throughout the year raise funds to help this worthy cause.

The Clubhouse:

There’s a lively club atmosphere at weekends and visitors are very welcome by air, car or motorcycle.  At weekends hot food is available including Chilli-con-carne, curries, sandwiches and Geoff’s famous breakfast fry-up. Feeling brave? Try Geoff’s Big Breakfast Challenge!  The kitchen is open 10.00-2.00, at all other times snacks, confectionery, ice-creams and Tea/Coffee  are available.

Sunday Lunch:

There’s usually a crowd in for Sunday lunch, even when the weather’s no good for flying. Geoff creates a “Sunday Special” set menu, alongside the usual choices. Click here for details. Booking advisable..All meat produce is sourced locally from a family butcher, including prime joints and delicious home-made sausages, burgers and faggots!

Potted history of the airfield:

Henstridge airfield was originally a wartime Fleet Air Arm training site, designated HMS Dipper. After the war Henstridge was taken over by private individuals and  has been an active airfield in one form or another ever since! You can see more of the airfield’s fascinating past in the history section in the drop-down menu.

Please visit and “like” our facebook page too…

Welcome to Henstridge Airfield….

A friendly general aviation airfield near Wincanton, Somerset.

What is Henstridge?

Henstridge airfield is not only a busy hub for pilots and flying students,  it is also host to numerous other events throughout the year. There’s vintage car and ‘plane days, car boot sales, charity events and much much more!

What happens here?

There’s always something going on, with visiting and resident aircraft of all types arriving and departing. We have four Tiger Moths based at Henstridge, there are microlights, gyrocopters, the Yakovlev display team, and more. We are also home to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and various events throughout the year raise funds to help this worthy cause.

The Clubhouse:

There’s a lively club atmosphere at weekends and visitors are very welcome by air, car or motorcycle.  At weekends hot food is available including Chilli-con-carne, curries, sandwiches and Geoff’s famous breakfast fry-up. Feeling brave? Try Geoff’s Big Breakfast Challenge!  The kitchen is open 10.00-2.00, at all other times snacks, confectionery, ice-creams and Tea/Coffee  are available.

Sunday Lunch:

There’s usually a crowd in for Sunday lunch, even when the weather’s no good for flying. Geoff creates a “Sunday Special” set menu, alongside the usual choices. Click here for details. Booking advisable..All meat produce is sourced locally from a family butcher, including prime joints and delicious home-made sausages, burgers and faggots!

Potted history of the airfield:

Henstridge airfield was originally a wartime Fleet Air Arm training site, designated HMS Dipper. After the war Henstridge was taken over by private individuals and  has been an active airfield in one form or another ever since! You can see more of the airfield’s fascinating past in the history section in the drop-down menu.

Please visit and “like” our facebook page too…

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Contact: Ops/PPR 01963 364231     email: contact@henstridgeairfield.com     Address: Henstridge Airfield, Henstridge, Somerset BA8 0TN