NEWS AND EVENTS
Our events diary provides an overview of forthcoming events and reports
and memories of those already held.
Contributions to this section are always welcomed
AUTUMN LEAVES FLY-IN 4/5/6 SEPTEMBER 2020
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Following on from our 'Longest Day' fly-in, and since the LAA Rally has been cancelled this year, why not fly into Easter as an alternative?
More details on the event will be published here nearer the date and will be subject to the prevailing Covid 19 status at the time.
No landing fees on fly in days! Hope to see you in September.
SUMMER SOLSTICE AND LONGEST DAY FLY IN 20/21 JUNE 2020
Many thanks to all who attended the longest day fly-in on 20th June.
We were blessed with fantastic weather and 30+ arrivals from all over
While we were not able to socialise as much as we are used to, and while
it was strictly 'bring your own catering', it did get us up in the air again.
Thanks to all who made the effort to attend and hope you enjoyed the
day as much as we did.
12th September 2019 - Freedom Aviation trip to Russia
Freedom Aviation from Kemble Airfield in the Cotswolds dropped in on Easter on their air safari to Russia. Click on the map below to see their route. No mean undertaking in a Piper Warrior! The pilots pictured having coffee in their 'Fly Easter' mugs.
27th June 2019 - Fly UK visits Easter Airfield
Once again, Easter Airfield hosted the Fly UK charity initiative which saw over 30 aircraft coming and going during the day. Many aircraft and their occupants stayed overnight at Easter in tents and enjoyed the BBQ provided.
15th-16th June 2019 - 10th Anniversary Fly-In
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we hosted a fly in over the weekend of 15/16 June which was very well attended.
21st April 2019 - Early season event - Easter @ Easter fly-in
Fabulous weather (eventually!) and a great turn out this early in the year. 45 aircraft attended in total. Many thanks to all who managed to get to Easter Ross.
24th September 2018 - New resident at Easter,
G-AVSA is a PA28-180 arrived 24th September 2018. Owned and operated by Easter Flying Group.
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.
Easter numbers update - 7 May 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 23rdApril. Many thanks to the Highland Aero Club for their donation to improve the facility at Easter.
24th December 2017 - James Hayward
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.
17th June 2018 - James Hayward Memorial fly in
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.
Feel free to come by car or air.
Free Hog Roast
No landing fees
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. www.flyer.co.uk
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 2017
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