Firs Farm Fly-in & BBQ

Name of event
Firs Farm Fly-in & BBQ
July 2021
Firs Farm Airstrip, Otford, Newbury, UK
PPR Required?

Firs Farm is a private farm strip in West Berkshire. Located in the north west corner of the A34 / M4 J13 junction right next to RAF Welford. It is on the standard half mil chart and in SkyDemon. The proximity to the motorway junction and disused RAF Welford make the strip easy to find. Classically orientated, with unobstructed approaches and a good 600m length, it is a relatively easy farm strip.

The aviators at Firs Farm will be holding a fly-in and BBQ on 24 July 2021 with a poor weather contingency of Sunday 25 July.

The format again will be – “Bring your own sausage”.

On the field we will have a monster gas BBQ, sauces, plates, napkins, tea, coffee, water, soft drinks and a supply of burger buns etc. So bring your own meat, and picnic food. If you don’t have time to shop, then drop in anyway and take a chance, by mid afternoon there are often plenty of half used packs of sausages and burgers left over from fellow aviators.

We will be at the field from 10:00 to assemble the BBQ and get ready.

Why do we adopt this minimalist format? Simple the British weather means that lots of organisation and expenditure upon catering can easily go to waste if the weather turns poor!

Camping space is available with toilet facilities on-site. Landing fee is £10 and that’s all you will pay, any proceeds from the day going to a local charity.

All welcome especially LAA and BMAA types, be interesting to see a foot launch!

More info and PPR for the day can be had from Pete 07976 262833. Airfield plate is on the link below.

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