Spring Newsletter

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We would usually like to hold a Resident's meeting around now, but we've been super busy with lots of exciting projects.

In the meantime, here is an update as we head into the Summer season.


The inquiry starts Tuesday 2nd April; 10:00 at the Elvetham Hotel.  Airport Management will obviously be occupied with this all week, but there should be no impact on usual aerodrome operations.

If any members of the public would like to attend they may do so.  The inquiry is estimated to run for 3-4 days.  If any members of the public wish to speak, they must attend on Day 1 and make this known to the Inspector.

Full details of the inquiry, and copies of the Blackbushe Airport submissions are available here.


Over the winter months we've been offering an extra hour of flying for those who want to complete their night ratings or remain current, and are pleased to have seen over 200 landings as a result!

As we move towards British Summer Time, on Sunday 31st March we will revert to closing at 18:00 local, and the airport will remain available to approved pilots during the light evenings. A reminder of the process:

  • Pilots must be approved for OOH operations.  You must have "OOH" on your ID Badge.  If you don't have it, or haven't gotten a badge yet, please come and get one from the admin office.

  • OOH Flights must be registered with us each day before we close.  Use this form to do so.

  • No takeoffs or landings before 0700 or after 2200 local.

  • Take your time to familiarise yourself with the policy here.

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Our UL91 tank arrived onsite yesterday! It holds 15,000 litres and was built to specification for us. We have a few more weeks whilst it is connected, commissioned, and tested, and hope to be able to offer UL91 fuel from mid-April - Watch this space!

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The Flyball Navex Competition will be held on Saturday 22nd June 2019 and is organised by Popham Airfield, in association with the Airfields Operators Group.

  • Open to All Types of Single Engined Piston Aircraft

  • Classes for Fixed Wing, Microlight, Ultralight, and Rotorcraft

  • Starting at 10:00 from any participating airfield with up to 4 hours of flying fun!

  • You will be visiting participating airfields and concluding at Popham Airfield at 16:00 for a BBQ and prize giving.

  • Multi crew and solo awards to be won for the soon to be coveted Flyball Trophy



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From all the team at Blackbushe, we look forward to a summer filled with airborne antics!