Firs Farm is a private farm strip in West Berkshire. Located in the north west corner of the A34 / M4 J13 junction right next to RAF Welford. It is on the standard half mil chart and in SkyDemon. The proximity to the motorway junction and disused RAF Welford make the strip easy to find. Classically orientated, with unobstructed approaches and a good 600m length, it is a relatively easy farm strip.
Firs farm flyin - bbq 2017
22nd July 2017.
The aviators at Firs Farm will be holding a flyin and BBQ on the 22nd July 2017 with a poor weather contingency of Sunday 23rd July.
The format again will be - "Bring your own sausage".
On the field we will have a monster gas BBQ, sauces, plates, napkins, tea, coffee, water, soft drinks and a supply of burger buns etc. So bring your own meat, and picnic food. If you don't have time to shop, then drop in anyway and take a chance, by mid afternoon there are often plenty of half used packs of sausages and burgers left over from fellow aviators.
We will be at the field from 10:00 to assemble the BBQ and get ready.
Why do we adopt this minimalist format? Simple the British weather means that lots of organisation and expenditure upon catering can easily go to waste if the weather turns poor!
Camping space is available with toilet facilities on-site and a village pub within easy walking distance.
Landing fee is £10 and that's all you will pay, any proceeds from the day going to a local charity.
All welcome especially LAA and BMAA types, be interesting to see a foot launch!
More info and PPR for the day can be had from Pete 07976 262833. Airfield plate is on the link below.
A plate of the airfield is below, use caution as the strip is undulating with a sharp up slope at the threshold of 23. All circuits to the south east please. Make blind calls upon safety comm 135.475.
If departures are from runway 23, exercise extreme caution as traffic at the threshold is not visible when commencing a backtrack of 23 due to a hump in the centre of the runway.
There is no deadside, please join downwind. Please do not fly north west of the extended runway cerntre line and avoid the farm houses also on the extended centre line.
There is no fuel, however with notice we can bring MOGAS by the can or Popham is only 15 miles south with a credit card pump.