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Pilot Information

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Easter Airfield, if you’re planning to fly to or from our Airfield, please check out the pilot information below. Remember, this information may change so please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information each time you fly.
Radar service is available from Inverness Approach on 122.605. Due to the mixture of commercial , rescue and GA traffic in the area, we strongly recommend contacting Inverness when within 20 miles of the Inverness ATZ.

When Tain Range is not operational, use SAFETYCOM (135.480). If unfamiliar with the use of SAFETYCOM, please consult CAP413. There are several airfields in the vicinitiy operating SAFETYCOM and pilots should attach "EASTER TRAFFIC' to all RTF transmissions when using Easter Airfield.

Easter Airfield

  • Easter Airfield is unlicensed
  • N57 45.20 W 003 56.57
  • 06 Threshold N 57 45.50 W 003 56.55
  • 24 Threshold N 57 45.19 W 003 56.11
  • 20ft AMSL, 6 nm SE of Tain, 1 nm SW Fearn village  
  • INS 109.20 018 13
  • c/s TAIN RANGE 122.750 during Tain Range operational hours (Mon-Thu, Fri to 14:00)
  • c/s SAFETYCOM 135.480
  • c/s INVERNESS APPROACH 122.605 for co-ordination within 20 miles of Inverness ATZ
  • RUNWAYS 06/24, 900x20, Grass, Nil lighting
  • Strictly PPR by telephone 07967 715304 or email dhmunro@me.com
  • Operating hours 08:00 or 30 minutes before sunrise - 20:00 or 30 after sunset
  • Airfield is situated within Tain Range (D703) DAAAIS 122.750
  • Observe noise abatement and Nigg E/E lane on airfield operations charts below
  • Fly in / camping weekends welcomed and encouraged
  • Fuel : Nil
  • Maintenance - Available at Inverness Airport at Highland Aviation
  • Flight Instruction - Avalable on request, Easter / Inverness based instructor. 07717631405
  • Caution : Be aware of vehicles and pedestrians on track crossing the runway near the 06 thld.
  • Important : Do not overfly the white bungalow on finals for Rwy 24.

WEEKDAY OPERATIONS

 

Noise abatement, weekday circuits (When Tain Range operational)

Inbound -

  1. Obtain PPR by calling 07967 715 304.
  2. Telephone Tain Duty Controller on 01862 894164 (direct) or 01862-892185 (switchboard).  Request a range briefing to conincide with your ETA.
  3. Route to Easter entry/exit lane at Nigg Bay, hold outside D703.
  4. Establish two-way with Tain Range 122.750. Comply with their instrtuctions.
  5. Depending on wind, position for straight in approach 06 or join downwind LH for 24.
  6. Transmit as having landed when on ground at Easter.

 

Outbound -

  1. Telephone Tain Duty Controller on 01862 894164 (direct) or 01862-892185 (switchboard). Request a range briefing to conincide with your ETD.
  2. After power checks complete, call Tain Range on 122.750 for a departure clearance. Do not commence take off roll until 2 way communications established.
  3. Depart via Easter entry/exit lane at Nigg Bay in accordance with noise abatement chart above.

 

Note : Circuits are not permitted at Easter Airfield during Tain Range operating hours.

WEEKEND OPERATIONS

Noise abatement, Weekend circuits (or when Tain Range not operational)

Inbound -

  1. Obtain PPR by calling 07967 715 304.
  2. Route to Easter entry/exit lane at Nigg Bay.
  3. Transmit blind calls on Safetycom 135.480. Join at your discretion, 06 LH or downwind RH 24.

 

Outbound -

  1. Transmit blind on Safetycom 135.480.
  2. Departure at your discretion, 06 LH circuits, 24 RH circuits.
  3. Depart via Easter entry/exit lane at Nigg Bay in accordance with noise abatement chart above.

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  • David Unsworth (Saturday, May 18 19 09:52 pm BST)

    Hi. I photographed some a/c at easter at easter https://www.airhistory.net/event/1726/Easter-at-Easter-fly-in-2019 You can link my Air History album to your you we site if you wish. Please advise as any HQ pic is available to the pilots. Thanks David Unsworth davidu@ntlworld.com

  • ROBERT MACKAY (Friday, April 19 19 05:15 pm BST)

    Hi David, wind allowing see you Sunday.
    Robbie

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