Farway Common Airfield to reopen

Farway Common Airfield in Devon is to reopen under new owners.

The airfield, located 9nm east of Exeter, closed last year after the death of owner and operator Terry Case.

The new owner is James Hartrop, who flies a Navion. James told FLYER’s Ian Seager, “Somehow we managed to buy an airfield! We have some big plans. First will be a housewarming fly-in in May/June time.”

Farway Common Airfield


  1. This is excellent news!
    It’s rare these days to hear of airfields re opening or even starting up!
    A good location and I understand James has high aspirations for this airfield.
    Beating off considerable competition (that being not aviation Orientated) he has provided us (GA) with an airfield that provides the region (South, SW South Wales and central Southern England and the SE with an additional great day/overnight visit. Well done James!

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