Phoenix Helicopter Open Day - 20th May 2018

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Phoenix Helicopters will be holding an Open Day on Sunday 20th May 2018.

The event will include:

  • A Fly-In for anyone that would like to attend - half price landing fees!
  • Free BBQ for attendees
  • Trial Lessons and Pleasure Flights offered with 10% of all sales going to the Air Ambulance
  • A raffle and/or Competition with proceeds going to the Air Ambulance 
  • Free CPL(H) Seminar in the morning

For further information please contact Phoenix helicopters on 01252 875444

Half Price Landing Weekend

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To celebrate the arrival of British Summer Time, this weekend we are reducing our landing fees for General Aviation aircraft below 2,500kg.

Whether you are a resident, a regular visitor, or have never visited Blackbushe before, take advantage, take to the skies, and of course don't forget to visit the Bushe Cafe!

MTOW (kg)Normal PriceDiscounted Price
0 - 750£16 + VAT£8 + VAT
751 - 1500£24 + VAT£12 + VAT
1501 - 2500£40 + VAT£20 + VAT


Terms & Conditions

  • Applies to any landings on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2018 only.  Not valid on any other days.
  • Applies to aircraft with a MTOW below 2,500 kg only.
  • Not to be used in conjunction with other offer including fuel pick up discount.
  • The offer does not apply to "Touch & Go" activities.
  • All aircraft must request PPR in advance via
  • All parking charges, fuel, and other services are not included in this offer.


Blackbushe welcomes Microlights back to the Airport!

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Blackbushe is pleased to announce that microlights are now able to operate at the airport.  Microlights were banned from Blackbushe in July 2017, but we are excited to announce that this decision has been reversed, effective immediately. 


Why were they banned in the first place?

Every airport is unique and has its own challenges.  At Blackbushe, we welcome a wide variety of aircraft types and sizes, as well as differing operation types, with GA enthusiasts, flying schools, private flights, and public transport flights.  Managing the mix of these aircraft, particularly during busy times can be challenging, and safety is of the utmost importance.  Managing the circuit can at times be demanding, and with noise abatement areas to the North, West, and East, the circuit pattern we have available to use is limited.  Following the Phenom Accident in 2015, a decision was taken by previous management to ban microlight aircraft from the aerodrome.  This was a fairly broad stroke and did not consider all of the factors at play; including the similarities that many microlight aircraft have with other aircraft that were still permitted to operate.


What's Changed?

With the new management team in place from late 2017, we undertook to review the previous decision, and put together a robust risk assessment for the re-introduction of microlights.  This analysis concluded that any risk associated with microlight aircraft over any other type was negligible.  It did highlight areas where we will be endeavouring to develop our circuit procedures. We will also improve information in order to provide better segregation of traffic, and clear processes for managing the introduction of a faster jet or turbo-prop aircraft to the circuit alongside slower GA aircraft.  We will be working through these with our resident flying schools and will communicate any changes when they have been finalised.


We are currently in the process of investigating how we can provide UL91 to our microlight customers.  We will update you once we have a suitable solution.


If you'd like to visit Blackbushe with your microlight, please use the online PPR form.


De-registration of active airfield from common land.

Last year, plans were submitted to Hart District Council for the future development of Blackbushe Airport. These plans outlined the proposal to build new hangars, offices and a replacement Terminal facility on the south side of the airfield, adjacent to the A30. When this development proposal was presented to both Hart District Council and later to the Blackbushe Airport Consultative Committee, it was met with a favourable response. However, one concern that was raised in both meetings was the need to also satisfy the requirements of the Commons Act 2006.

Since then, the Airport has being reviewing these requirements and has determined that the only satisfactory way of doing this, is to seek to de-register the land that the airfield occupies, (see the map at, the airfield boundary is shown in as a dashed red line). De-registration of the land that the airfield occupies would allow the building works to proceed.

The area subject to the common land application, (the actual airfield), is the part of the land over which there is no free access to the public. It is an active airfield and safety concerns and requirements clearly prevent any uncontrolled access. The application area does not include the area to the north of the earth bank boundary. This is the area of the Common to which the public have enjoyed free access for many years, and includes the disused runways. There are no plans to apply to change this. In recent years, Blackbushe Airport has actively managed this area, in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Trust, for the good of the Common. This will continue.
In summary, the Airport only seeks to re-develop the airfield itself, to provide better facilities and to generate future employment for the area, without having a detrimental impact on the local community and its recreational activities.

For more information on the future plans for Blackbushe, please visit