Wadswick Airfield

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Location:
51°24’40″N. 2°13’15″W. 400′ AMSL (The location in the Jeppesen database is INCORRECT).
Wadswick farm strip is located 4 NM ENE of Bath and 3 NM on a bearing of 128° True from Colerne Airfield. Be aware of the proximity of Colerne’s ATZ.

Arrivals / Departures and Radio Calls
All departures and arrivals to make blind calls to “Wadswick Traffic” on 120.075.
Make radio calls before backtracking or taking-off as aircraft at one end of the strip cannot see those at the other due to the slight “hump” in the runway.

Runways:
Grass 10/28. 630 x 25m (total length from fence to hedge).
The runway slopes 28 uphill / 10 downhill.

Weather Information

Please click here for Wadswick weather information. Pressure is local QNH. QFE is QNH – 16

Cautions:

  • There is a tall hedge on the eastern threshold and a fenced access road to the farm and shop (used by lorries) on the western threshold so the usable distance is less than the measured 640m.
  • Aircraft landing on 10 should look out for traffic on the access road.
  • A footpath crosses the runway near its western end. Pheasants are often on the runway, especially from late autumn until after Christmas.
  • Pilots please be aware of the new fence at the end of the runway which now fences off the access road at the West end of the runway.

Windsocks:
One at western end of runway, as well as a flag near the farm buildings. A smoking chimney near the runway often provides an additional reference.

Circuits:
Circuits to the south. Avoid Hazelbury Manor (1km west), Neston Park (2 km east) and all local villages. Do not fly multiple circuits.

Landing fee and booking in:
Please book in and make a £10 donation to Wiltshire Air Ambulance inside the shop.

Parking:
Visiting aircraft should park at the East end of the runway, opposite the hangars.

General:
Wadswick airfield is a “farm strip”. It is smooth and well drained. The runway is bordered on its north side by a crop of elephant grass and on its south side by a large oak tree, a wall, a fence and parked aircraft. Pilots used to flying only from licenced airfields may find the approaches intimidating. There is a large solar farm to the south east of the runway.