This year’s Alderney Fly-in considered a big success by those pilots who made it across the Channel!
“Although inclement weather in the UK deterred some pilots, those who made it considered the weekend’s programme of entertainment well worth the effort.”
Ultimately, 38 aircraft with 88 keen aviators landed in Alderney for a weekend of hospitality, entertainment and discovery and brought an important boost to the island’s visitor economy. The weekend kicked off with welcome drinks and a BBQ at the Moorings on Friday evening. Then on Saturday there was the choice of several guided tours, both on foot and by boat, organised by the Alderney Wildlife Trust..
The highlight of the weekend was the Saturday night’s Gala Dinner and Awards presentation which this year took place at the Island Hall. Live music set the scene for the evening followed by an excellent, much complimented, buffet provided by the chef and his team at the Blonde Hedgehog Hotel. Spontaneous entertainment was provided in the form of a hilarious Air Race with contestants launching paper planes to see who could fly the longest distance. The record was 12 metres.
For a full report see our Alderney Fly-in 2022 page.
For more photos see our Gallery page.
AVGAS 100LL Now Available at Alderney Airport
Thanks to the efforts of Phil Domaille at his team at Fuel Supplies CI Limited (Rubis) AVGAS 100LL is now available at Alderney Airport (EGJA). Any aircraft requiring fuel can request it on arrival, via ATC, or contact our local refuelling team, Richard and Dave, on on 01481 824666.
The Alderney Flying Club was founded to promote General Aviation in the Channel Islands with a particular focus on Alderney, the most northerly of the Channel Islands. Our position 8 miles off the Normandy coast makes us an ideal pilots destination either as a stopover or to stay for a few days, or even make your home here. Alderney airfield was the first airfield to be developed in the islands in 1935 and remains the only airfield in the region with three runways, which come in very handy for the GA community flying here because we do have a bit of wind at times. The small size of the island means that the many attractions we offer, from Gannets and puffins to the best preserved small Roman Fort in the UK, are all within easy walking or cycling distance. We also have hire cars and Taxis and our own railway, the later operating weekends and bank holidays throughout the spring and summer.
From a pilot’s viewpoint EGJA had the first GPS (now RNP) approach certified in the UK and with the recent changes post Brexit we will be one of only three airfields in the UK to retain that facility, along with our neighbours in Guernsey and Jersey.
Our most popular event is the Fly-In which has been held in June annually for around 25 years. At its peak in the 1970’s the Fly-In attracted over a hundred planes. These days, numbers are usually nearer fifty but we still aim to put on a programme that will help visiting pilots and their passengers explore Alderney’s heritage, appreciate its flora and fauna, and enjoy themselves. Read a report on the 2022 Alderney Fly-in here.