Wrekin Microlight Flying Club
Ade Pickering (Sqn Ldr and Airfield Manager at RAF Cosford) and Gary James (Sqn Ldr and Station Flight Safety Officer at RAF Shawbury) suggest it is wise to contact Shawbury and Cosford prior to flying during the week, but that we need only contact Cosford at weekends.
They both say it is important that plenty of notice is given so that ATC can notify local pilots that Shifnal Airfield is active
If you intend flying from Shifnal Airfield on weekdays, please contact RAF Shawbury (01939 250351 Ext 7221 or 7227) and RAF Cosford (01902 377582) before going to Shifnal airfield, so ATC has plenty of time to inform local pilots.
If you intend to fly from Shifnal Airfield at weekends, please contact RAF Cosford (01902 377582) before going to Shifnal Airfield, so ATC has plenty of time to inform local pilots
If returning to Shifnal Airfield from a cross country please radio Cosford Approach 135.875 and Shawbury LARS 133.150 to inform them that the airfield is active - Non Radio need to keep a good look out.
For all airfield safety matters please contact our committee.
Updated August 2017