|'Spence Airfield' is an unlicensed airfield
operated by Eastbach Spence Associates Ltd. It is situated on a hillside in the
Forest of Dean with outstanding views over open countryside to the Welsh
mountains. It is located 0.5 Nm East of English Bicknor & 3 Nm North of Coleford.
|Visiting aircraft, suitable for short field
operation, are most welcome but pilots are advised to contact
Bruce Morgan on 07765-342438 for current airfield information & must
make their own decision regarding use of the airfield. All operations within the airfield are at the pilots own risk.
No landing fee is charged, but any donation will be greatly appreciated. All visitors
by vehicle or by foot MUST keep to the access track on the South & East perimeter of the airfield, remain clear of runways & park in
the designated areas only.
51° 50.29', W 02° 35.39', 600ft AMSL
RUNWAYS: 01 - 19 470m x 7m Grass
06 - 24 340m x 7m Grass
Each are 600ft
AMSL at highest point with upslopes as indicated above
Circuits must be flown to the West of the
airfield, either inside or outside of English Bicknor village, and avoiding
flight over Eastbach Court (large house to South of airfield). Circuit height is
at the pilots discretion but please observe flow of traffic, exercise good
airmanship and avoid conflict at all times. Due to the sloping ground, landings
are FROM North or South West, takeoffs are TO North or South West. Would all
visiting aircraft please monitor SafetyCom frequency when in the
vicinity of the airfield. During days
with 'nil wind' conditions, the active TAKEOFF runway is designated by a
sign on the top hanger wall (near start of runway 24)
|| It must be remembered, however, that the fact that
the aerodrome is unlicensed does not preclude compliance with the Air Navigation
Order (ANO) or the Rules Of The Air (ROA). In particular, care should be taken
to meet the requirements of Rule 5 of the ROA.
HAZARDS: Runways slope both ways and airfield
rises 40ft from North to South.
CAUTION: With Easterly or Westerly winds, beware of sink on both
you should also beware of soft ground during
frequency 135.475 MHz
FUEL: MOGAS available on request
Nearest Airports: Gloucester (EGBJ) - N 51° 53.65', W 02° 10.03'
Shobdon (EGBS) - N 52° 14.50', W 02° 52.88'
Cotswold Aero Club:
Shobdon Aero Club: http://www.aeroclub.co.uk
Hotel: Angel Hotel,
Coleford - Tel: 01594-833113
Golf: Forest Hills Golf Club, Coleford - Tel: 01594 - 810620
Taxi: JR Taxis - Tel: 01594 - 834019