HALF PRICE Subscribe to Pilot Magazine today click here

Panshanger invites votes of support

PUBLISHED: 17:11 19 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:31 19 October 2016

Panshanger was closed in 2014 | tjc.ashley, Flickr CC2.0

Panshanger was closed in 2014 | tjc.ashley, Flickr CC2.0

Archant

Fill in a quick form before Monday 24 October to show support for the Council’s plan to keep and reopen the aerodrome

Panshanger airfield | Jamsta, via Creative CommonsPanshanger airfield | Jamsta, via Creative Commons

The North London Flying School (NLFS) has sent out an urgent appeal concerning the future of Panshanger Aerodrome, in Welwyn Garden City.

Panshanger closed in 2014 as the owners sought to transform the site into housing. Although initially in favour of this move, the Borough Council has recently decided that developers can only build houses if a section of the land remains as an aerodrome.

That’s where you come in – show your support of the Council’s plan and demonstrate the enthusiasm of the local and GA communities to see Panshanger open once more by commenting on the Consultation page. It will only take a few minutes to complete (there is a step-by-step guide below).

The deadline for your submission is MONDAY 24 OCTOBER.

Join the voices already calling for Panshanger to be reopened, including Colin Fitch of Predator Motorsport & Aero. He described the aerodrome as a “wonderful place of inspiration, aspiration, warmth, a welcoming and relaxing environment, which brought a very special combination of fun and adventure as well as uncompromising excellence in aviation to our town”.

“It was a place where anyone could pursue the dream of flight.”

To add your support, Sue Hart of the NLFS has provided steps on how to submit your comments:

1. Go to the Welhat Consultation page

2. Register, verify your account and log in

3. Click on the fourth line down: Draft Local Plan Proposed Submission - Policies Map; and open

4. Click View/Comment

5. Next page: Part B:

No.4 – Click (YES)

No. 5 – Click (YES)

No. 7 – Click (NO)

No. 9 – tick all three

Feedback form – (YES)

We monitor? – (YES)

In the last box, cut and paste the letter below, or write your own:

PANSHANGER AERODROME

Dear Sir,

As a citizen in the Welwyn and Hatfield Borough, I am delighted that our councillors on the CHPP Committee have made the important decision to include Panshanger Aerodrome as part of our local plan. I support the decision of Welwyn and Hatfield Borough Council to reinstate the aerodrome. I believe this would be an asset to the Borough by creating a great mixed-use opportunity of an aerodrome with learning and sports activities in flying, as well as creating much needed jobs and investment in the local community with the related engineering and development aspects. I know that a local businessman has put a plan forward which incorporates all these things. I support his vision for the future of the aerodrome. This action shows that the Council are considering the local community and the creation of jobs in the local community as well as gaining housing. This shows initiative on the Council’s part and I give it my whole hearted support.

Thank you for arranging the public consultation.

Yours faithfully

6. Click OK to submit

Once you’ve filled out the form, let Sue know via email – sue@northlondonflyingschool.com – to make sure your vote is counted, and then share with friends and fellow flyers.

“We would be really grateful of your support to reopen an airfield that gave so much to the aviation community and can be a hub for aviation activity in the future to keep GA alive,” said Sue.

Show your support for Panshanger now!

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Pilot visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Pilot staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Pilot account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from News

Mon, 15:10

The Civil Aviation Authority have issued the guidance and provided further details for all concerned.

Read more
Mon, 14:54

An Airbus A350 XWB flew 30 tonnes of relief goods and medical personnel to Guadeloupe while nearly 200 will be evacuated

Read more
Mon, 14:31

There will be new listening-out codes for Liverpool, Southend and Brize Norton, changes to Gatwick, Stansted and Southampton codes while the London City code will be renamed

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Three new bursaries up to £1,500 were announced by the Trust at the LAA Rally at Sywell on 1 September, which will assist ‘solo standard’ young pilots to complete their training.

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Liverpool-based pilot has won the highly popular scholarship that helps young pilots learn to fly vintage and classic aircraft

Read more
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Gulf War, Falklands War, Bosnian Conflict and Aden Crisis will come under the spotlight in a series of unique and exciting talks at the Museum of Army Flying this autumn.

Read more
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

After the weather and mechanical issues curtailed previous attempts, Hinton jnr flew his highly-modified P-51 Mustang ‘Voodoo’ at an average speed of 531.53mph on Saturday to become the fastest piston-engined aircraft in the world.

Read more
Monday, September 4, 2017

Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to send an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history yesterday in the Patagonia region of Argentina by soaring to over 52,000 feet and setting a new world altitude record for gliding.

Read more
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hinton will be attempting the record in ‘Voodoo’, the P-51 Mustang that he has piloted to three Unlimited-class titles at the Reno Air Races.

Read more
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Civil Aviation Authority today launched a campaign to enlist the help of the GA community in educating drone users on how to fly safely.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read


Subscribe or buy Pilot Magazine