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Strip Flying

Farm strip flying opens a whole new sector – and a huge one. For every ‘normal’ airfield there are four or five farm strips, marked out in fields. Most will be rolled, with the grass cut and in reasonable condition but with a variety of approaches and facilities.

Some, like Draycott Farm in Wiltshire, are really small airfields with straightforward approaches and flat runways. Others, such as Roserrow near Padstow, Cornwall with its approach over a stream and woods (think ‘sink’) to a side of a golf course that’s anything but flat, are more difficult.

But they’re all fun, less expensive than regular airfields, often in great locations and home to a sociable bunch of fellow aviators with an eclectic choice of aircraft. One of the best ways to learn strip flying is with an instructor on the coaching scheme run by the Light Aircraft Association (LAA). The LAA offers a Strip Flying Diploma (and many other courses) which covers both theoretical and practical. 

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