Elstree Aerodrome (EGTR) 6th March 2020

With Isreal disposing of their Beech A36 Chofit trainers, and 2 of them passing through an Aerodrome not too far from where I live, I decided to stop by this friendly airfield on a sunny afternoon to grab some photos. Airside access is usually granted however the procedures have changed recently (and have changed again on account of the Corona Virus outbreak). Ordinarily Spotters are requested to ascend the steel steps to the Tower and ask for airside access. A Hi-Viz is supplied and upon return, a donation to a good cause is expected. In recent days the advice has changed on account of the Corona Virus outbreak, and Spotters are no longer allowed into the tower. All is not lost however, as  there is a phone number posted at the base of the stairs, and you are kindly requested to call the tower on this number to request access. The airfield is busy and care needs to be taken when walking around. Hangers are out of bounds unless permission is granted and the Heli-pan and re-fueling apron is out of bounds for obvious safety reasons.

I grew up about 3 miles from the airfield and have been coming here since I could ride a bike. My grandparents used to have a cleaning contract for Pooleys Pilot centre in the late 70’s and I used to wander around the hangers as a child in awe of the aircraft. The smell of oil and fuel a heady intoxicating mixture which Im sure helped stimulate my interest in aviation from an early age.


The view looking east from the Control Tower steps . A visiting PC12 was a nice surprise.

Parking at the airfield can be a problem. There is an overflow car park up a track to the left of the large black hanger as you drive into the airfield.

There are several stored aircraft in varying states of disrepair at the western end of the airfield. These include long term inmate C-FQIP Lake Buccaneer. There are not many places to see a Canadian registered light aircraft in the UK!

On with the log:
2-SNOW Piper PA-46 JetPROP 4636180 Private
2-SNOW  -  Piper Pa46 Malibu Mirage  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
9H-XYZ Diamond Aircraft DA62 62.068 Private
C-FQIP Lake Buccaneer LA-4-200 679 Private (Derelict)
D-ENTO American-General AG-5B Tiger 10166 Private
G-ASFA Cessna 172D Skyhawk 17250182 Private
G-ATPT Cessna 182J Skylane 18257056 Private
G-AWOE Aero Commander Twin Commander 680E 680E-753-41 Private (Stored)
G-AXIE Beagle B.121 Pup 150 B.121-087 Private
G-BCUH Reims/Cessna F150M 1195 Private
G-BFLU Reims/Cessna F152 1433 Swiftair Maintenance Ltd
G-BFLU  -  Reims/Cessna F152  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
G-BICG Reims/Cessna F152 1796 Private
G-BJUS Piper PA-38 112 Tomahawk 38-80A0065 Private
G-BORH Piper PA-34 200T Seneca II 34-8070352 Private (Derelict)
G-BOXR Grumman American GA-7 Cougar GA7 0059 Private (Derelict)
G-BOYB Cessna A152 Aerobat A1520928 Private
G-BOYB  -  Cessna A152 Aerobat  -  Private  -  6-3-20
G-BPME Cessna 152 15285585 Private
G-BRHR Piper PA-38 112 Tomahawk 38-79A0969 Private
G-BRRK Cessna 182Q Skylane 18266160 Private
G-BSZW Cessna 152 15281072 Private
G-BSZW  -  Cessna 152  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
G-CEAR Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300 PFA 330-14511 Private
G-CEAR  -  Alpi Pioneer 300  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
G-CELL Piper PA-32R 301 Saratoga SP 32R-8413017
G-CEZL Piper Pa28 161 Cadet 28-41247 Private
G-CFNV CZAW Sportcruiser LAA 338-14844 Private
G-CFNV  -  Czech Sportscruiser  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
G-CGGG Robinson R44 Astro 0626 Elstree Helicopters Ltd
G-CHTA Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah AA5A-0631 Private
G-CIOY Raytheon Aircraft Bonanza G36 E-3888 Private
G-CIPY Reims/Cessna F152 1742 Swiftair Maintenance Ltd
G-CONB Robin DR.400 180 Regent 2176 Private
G-DCKK Reims/Cessna F172N 1589 Private
G-EGEG Cessna 172R Skyhawk 17280894 Private
G-FOLI Robinson R22 Beta II 2813 Elstree Helicopters Ltd
G-FPEH Helicopteres Guimbal Cabri G2 1093 Elstree Helicopters Ltd
G-GLED Cessna 150M 15076673 Private
G-GOUP Robinson R22 Beta 1663 AKP Aviation Ltd
G-HITX Leonardo AW.109 S Trekker 22734 Elstree Ink Ltd
G-IILL Vans RV-7 72029 Private
G-IILL  -  Vans RV7  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
G-IOOI Robin DR.400 160 Chevalier 1700 Private
G-JWRN Robinson R44 Raven II 13857 Heritage Automotive Holdings Ltd
G-KEVB Piper PA-28 181 Archer III 2843098 Private
G-KEVB  -  Piper Pa28 Cherokee Archer III  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
G-KIKI Piper PA-28 181 Archer II 28-7990377 Private
G-KNOW Piper PA-32 300 Cherokee Six 32-7840111 Private
G-MAXA Piper PA-32 301FT Piper 6X 3232021 Private
G-MAXA  -  Piper Pa32 Saratoga  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
G-MIRN Remos GX 271 Private
G-NBPL Aerospatiale Twin Squirrel AS.355 F2 5483 Nigel Brunt Properties Ltd
G-NEON Piper PA-32 300 Cherokee Six B 32-40683 Private
G-OBHE Robinson R44 Astro 0381 The BHE Hub Ltd
G-OFDR Piper PA-28 161 Cadet 2841286 Private
G-OGTC Helicopteres Guimbal Cabri G2 1136 Grant Alan Richardson
G-OLEA Piper Pa28 151 Cherokee Warrior 28-7415457 Private
G-OMCH Piper PA-28 161 Warrior III 2842291 Private
G-PIKK Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee 28-22932 Private
G-PING Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah AA5A-0878 London School of Flying
G-PURR Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah AA5A-0794 Private
G-SKYL Cessna 182S Skylane 18280176 Private
G-SKYL  -  Cessna 182S Skylane  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
G-WOLF Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee F 28-7425439 Private
G-YEOM Piper PA-31 350 Navajo Chieftain 31-8352022 Private
G-ZZDG Cirrus Design SR20 G2 1733 Private
N119SX Agusta A.119 Koala 14037 Petrel Inc
N216GC Piper PA-28R 200 Cherokee Arrow 28R-7135151 Private
N256PT Raytheon Aircraft Baron G58 TH-2350 Private
N256PT  -  Beech G58 Baron  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
N336EU Beech Chofit A36 E-3609 Private
N336EU  -  Beech A36 Bonanza (Chofit)  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
N359ST Pilatus PC-XII 47E 1359 TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc, Trustee
N359ST  -  Pilatus PC12  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
N411BC Piper PA-28 181 Archer III 2843339 Private
N520EA McDonnell Douglas Helicopters MD 520N LN062 Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Sales Inc Trustee
N520EA  -  McDonnell Douglas Helicopters MD520N  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
N536EU Beech Chofit A36 E-3616 Private
N536EU  -  Beech A36 Bonanza (Chofit)  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20
N678EM Beech Bonanza A36 E-1285 Private
N907MM Cirrus Design SR20 1270 Private
N937BP Mooney M.20J Model 205 24-3046 Private
N986DT Cirrus Design SR22T GTS Platinum 1630 Private
N986DT  -  Cirrus SR22T  -  Private  -  EGTR 6-3-20

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