- Published on Friday, 08 April 2016 18:15
- Published on Friday, 08 April 2016 18:04
The newly resurfaced runway 05/23 was opened for full use Wednesday 10th December 2014.
Click 'Read More' below to view footage from an aerial drone used by the contractors to document their progress.
- Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:19
Hampshire Aeroplane Club is now on Facebook! Please take the time to like our page should you use the facility. You will receive often updates of our latest pictures and news.
- Published on Sunday, 13 July 2014 13:44
Here's a lovely picture by Ian Haskell of our beloved Robin DR400 looking great on approach to Lee-on-Solent. Flown here by James Harvey & Mike Catterall.
The Robin is available for self fly hire, trial lessons and tuition.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:30
Congratulations to Vincent Gleizes on completion of his Solo Qualifying Cross Country. Pictures below show Vincent back at Lee after flying to Kemble and Wycombe Air Park.
- Published on Saturday, 30 March 2013 09:07
Colin recounts his experience of a Dinghy training experience held at Andark.
- Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:16
On Sunday 10 March Hampshire Aeroplane Club hosted the Channel Islands Air Search Islander on a training visit to Lee. They are a search and rescue organisation operating in the Channel Islands and are funded entirely by voluntary contributions. If you visit the islands you may be interested in looking at their web site, I'm sure that they would welcome any donations:
- Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:30
Congratulations to Will Evans on a fine effort to achieve first solo. Will is continuing the family tradition of flying (both his mum and dad have flown G BKDH).
- Published on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:30
And another first solo completed here at Lee. Congratulations to Mark Witcomb on completing his first solo on Delta Hotel yesterday. Well done Mark, a cracking good result for all your hard work.
- Published on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 16:26
On a cold January night with the remnants of snow still present and not much flying this year so far, a meeting of aviators took place at Lee on Solent airfield.
The Portsmouth Naval Gliding Club were hosting a flight safety evening by the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo). Walking into the meeting room there was an instantaneous buzz from the 80+ pilots and aviation enthusiasts who were already exchanging stories.
Commercial airline pilots, multi & single engine aircraft pilots, glider pilots, microlight pilots helicopter and gyro copter pilots were all amongst the chatter then brought to order by Michael Benson GASCo regional safety officer. We were shown videos of flying related incidents and discussion followed on the possible causes; distraction, flying currency, maintenance, the list went on.
Audience participation added to the experience everyone learning from the incidents of others which turned to thoughts of safety within their own flying operations.
A great evening enjoyed by many pilots all feeling part of a growing community of aviators at Lee on Solent airfield.
- Published on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 09:06
Adam Southward (PPL Student)
John let me fly the 172 from Goodwood to Lee-on-Solent last Friday with Mike (trusty instructor) and his wife Sue (nominated photographer) in the back. Sue took a few nice photos over Portsmouth and the approach to Lee Airfield that I thought we'd share.
- Published on Monday, 30 July 2012 12:30
Adam Southward (PPL Student)
In American aviation lore, the traditional removal of a new pilot's shirt tail is a sign of the instructor's new confidence in his student after successful completion of the 1st solo flight. Luckily for me, I live in the UK and Charlotte didn’t try to mutilate my clothing after I landed. However, I was very pleased to hear her praise for my landing, which I have to admit was pretty good. It would have been even better if I'd kept my eyes open.
- Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:06
Everybody knows the romantic history shared by Goodwood and Aviation. It's probably no surprise that this year the aviation exhibition was given a bigger presence at the festival - up at the main event rather than at the aerodrome - so I visited on the Friday to have a poke around and see what was what.