The festive season is nearly upon us. Whilst this means many airports close their doors, Blackbushe Airport remains open throughout the festive period, only shutting for Christmas Day.
A Convenient London Option for Private Aircraft
We are just 45 minutes from central London, and just minutes from the M3 Junction 4A. We have a comfy passenger lounge and convenient car parking just steps from the aircraft. If you’re taking your pets with you over the break, remember you can arrive into Blackbushe with certain approved operators under the government’s Pet Travel Scheme.
Festive Flying for General Aviation
It is the season for family, and whether that be visiting those further afield, or simply introducing your loved ones to the freedom of flight, Blackbushe is open to you throughout the Christmas and New Year period.
The below table contains our opening hours. Please note the PPR requirements. We want to ensure our staff can enjoy as much time with their families as possible, therefore once pre-booked flights have been completed, the aerodrome will close and staff will go home. This information will be promulgated by NOTAM and Social Media at the time.
|Christmas Opening Hours 2018/19|
|Wed 19 Dec||0700-1530||Aerodrome will close at 15:30 local for staff training event. Strictly no flying after 1530 local.|
|Mon 24 Dec||0700-1800||Aerodrome will close after last planned movement. Please PPR by 12:00 on 23/12/2018.|
|Tue 25 Dec||CLOSED||STRICTLY NO FLYING|
|Wed 26 Dec||0700-1800||Aerodrome will remain closed if no planned movements. Please PPR by 12:00 on 23/12/2018.|
|Thu 27 Dec||0700-1800|
|Fri 28 Dec||0700-1800|
|Sat 29 Dec||0700-1800|
|Sun 30 Dec||0700-1800|
|Mon 31 Dec||0700-1800||Aerodrome will close after last planned movement. Please PPR by 12:00 on 30/12/2018.|
|Tue 1 Jan 2019||0900-1800||Aerodrome will close after last planned movement. Please PPR by 12:00 on 30/12/2018.|
Out Of Hours Flights
There are strictly no flights when the aerodrome is closed, as usual safety processes will not be in place. We are closed on Christmas Day under our agreement to operate with local councils.
Winter Night Flying
The extended Winter Night Flying opening hours (until 19:00 daily) will be suspended from 24th Dec 2018 to 1st Jan 2019 inclusive and will resume on 2nd Jan 2019.
Evening Extensions are available on request as usual, however these are reliant on staff availability and may not always be possible.