Touch down in the Scottish Highlands
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Diary of Events at Easter

Our events diary provides an overview of forthcoming events and reports and memories of those already held. Contributions to this section are always welcomed.

21st April 2019 - Early season event - Easter @ Easter fly-in

Easter @ Easter fly-in 2019


Feel free to come by road or air

No landing fees

Barbeque will be on (modest contribution)

Usual hospitality!

Full toilet facilities

See pilot information and conditions of use

Hope to see you there!

25th February 2019 - Small Hangar opportunity at Easter Airfield

A rare opportunity allows us to lease a small hangar that has become available at Easter. Suitable for a Microlight / Gyrocopter or Wing fold aircraft, it is 30 foot deep with a 15 foot frontage. For further details, contact the airfield owner, David Munro at or 07967 715304.

Dates for your flying social calendar 2019


We will be hosting 2 planned fly-ins this year, our Easter@Easter early season one and a 10th anniversary weekend fly-in to celebrate our 10th anniversary of flying at Easter Airfield. Full details closer to the events, but we hope to see you!

Easter@Easter - Sunday 21st April 2019




Easter 10th Anniversary weekend fly-in.

Saturday / Sunday 15/16 June 2019.

Overnight camping positively encouraged!

New resident at Easter, G-AVSA is a PA28-180 arrived 24th September 2018.

City AM article on the Carnegie Club - 14th September 2018

The private plane I’m boarding at South London’s Biggin Hill would be ideal for anyone who owns a desert island or alpine ski lodge. It’s a multi-talented Pilatus PC-12 NG.

My destination is closer to home but even more exclusive: The Carnegie Club at Scotland’s Skibo Castle.

My pilot, Edwin Brenninkmeyer, who is also Pilatus’s distributor for the British Isles, describes the PC-12 as an SUV of the skies. You can go anywhere and do anything you want with it. It can take off and land in very short distances on unmetalled surfaces such as gravel, snow or, as confirmed when we touched down with barely a bump on the tiny Easter airfield near Tain, grass.

Emerging from the BMW-designed cabin, we’re met with a proper Highlands welcome. A kilted bagpiper giving it a lung-full. The music comes courtesy of David Munro, a friendly farmer and owner of this picturesque airstrip who is such a fan of aviation he doesn’t charge a landing fee. When he heard a PC-12 was coming he laid out the tartan carpet.


This is the most popular aircraft of its kind because it’s so flexible and cost-effective. Swiss-built, Pilatus is privately-owned and has been trading for nearly 80 years. A lot of their customers are owner-fliers because the PC-12 only requires one pilot, and the luxurious cabin can be arranged with seating for six to ten passengers. The room inside is greater than most medium-sized jets costing twice as much, while its ultra-reliable single turboprop engine is so economical it’s cheaper to take this than fly commercial.

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Flying into Easter on 17th June 2018?


Weather permitting, we are expecting a large number of different types of aircraft to be flying into and around Easter Airfield on the weekend of 16th & 17th June 2018. These include Group A, Microlights and Aerobatic aircraft to name a few. They are of differing speeds and capabilities therefore separation and a good look out is paramount for your safety.

Note that there is NO A/G frequency at Easter and therefore SAFETYCOM (135.475) will be in use. We cannot mandate the use of this frequency, and there are a few aircraft that may be non-radio, but we strongly suggest that you keep a good look out, listen and transmit position reports to aid separation.
If you are unfamiliar with SAFETYCOM, can you please go to CAP 413 and familiarise yourself with the phraseology and procedures.
There are several airfields around Easter who operate on the SAFETYCOM frequency. Make sure ALL transmissions are prefixed ‘EASTER TRAFFIC’.
If arriving from the South, contact Inverness Radar on 122.60 when within 20 miles of Inverness.
Make position reports in the air and on the ground. 
Please announce your position and intentions when 5-10 miles from Easter Airfield. 
See Pilot Information on this website for weekend joining instructions. If unable to join downwind due to traffic, please do a standard overhead join and keep a good look out.
We will have a monitored ground station on SAFETYCOM on the 17th. This is for emergency use only and no information will be provided from the ground and separation is your responsibility. Do not expect a reply from the ground unless you declare an emergency on SAFETYCOM.
If we have a large number of aircraft attending, we may operate a marshaller for parking. Please follow marshalling instructions after landing if he is present.
Above all, have a good time and stay safe.

Easter numbers update - 7 May 2018


06/24 numbers installed and painted.

Looking great!


Easter runway numbers update - 19th April 2018


The runway at Easter is being enhanced with 06/24 number designators in concrete in preparation for the 2018 flying season. Concrete is planned for install on Monday 23rd. Many thanks to the Highland Aero Club for their donation to improve the facility at Easter.



James Hayward Memorial Fly In - 17th June 2018

Easter Airfield and the Highland Aero Club will be honouring the life of our friend, James Hayward on the 17th June 2018 by hosting a fly-in at Easter. James was always a big contributor to our past fly-ins and we felt that this would be a fitting way for friends and fellow aviators to recognise his many flying contributions to our lives, but more importantly, his friendship.
James Hayward Memorial Fly-In
Feel free to come by car or air.
Free Hog Roast
No landing fees
Please see our Conditions of Use and Pilot Information on the website. PPR applies.
Full toilet facilities in the portacabin.
Hope to see you there by air or road.

24th December 2017

It is with great sadness that we record the unexpected passing of James Hayward. James was an integral part of the flying scene in the Highlands as an AME, Flying Instructor, Examiner and flying buddy. We have shared many fantastic flying events and experiences with him at Easter Airfield over the years. James will be sorely missed as a mentor for many, but mostly as a treasured friend. RIP.

January 2018 edition Flyer Magazine

Easter Airfield features again in this article on Freedom Aviation's Scandinavian adventure. No ordinary club bimble... PA28s to the Arctic Circle, Scandinavia and the Russian border.

December 2017 edition Flyer Magazine

Easter Airfield features in this East coast of Scotland tour. Paul Kiddell and his Eurostar friends spend 24 hours exploring Scotland's less flown but spectacular coast.

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Fly UK visit to Easter

Tuesday, 13th June

Arrival of new resident, G-BEZC, Easter Flying Group's AA5 from Southend on Sea.

Sunday 28th May 2017

Eurostars at Easter

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Freedom Aviation visit to Easter.

Sunday, April 16th 2017

Easter at Easter Fly in

David Munro presents the prize to Nigel Campbell flying G-MACI for winning the spot landing competition

Saturday, 5th November 2016

Bonfire night @ Easter


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