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Cumbernauld Airport
Port-adhair Comar nan Allt
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IATA: N/AICAO: EGPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Cumbernauld Airport Ltd
Location Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
Elevation AMSL 350 ft / 107 m
Coordinates 55°58′29″N 003°58′32″W / 55.97472°N 3.97556°W / 55.97472; -3.97556 (Cumbernauld Airport)Coordinates: 55°58′29″N 003°58′32″W / 55.97472°N 3.97556°W / 55.97472; -3.97556 (Cumbernauld Airport)
Website www.cumbernauldairport.org
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 820 2,690 Asphalt
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Cumbernauld Airport (IATA: N/AICAO: EGPG) is located 16 NM (30 km; 18 mi) northeast of Glasgow at Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The airport is primarily used for the training of fixed wing and rotary wing pilots, it also boasts a helicopter charter company and a light aircraft charter operation along with aircraft maintenance facility.

Cumbernauld Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P827) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Cormack Aircraft Services Limited).[2]

History

The new airport was opened by the Cumbernauld Development Corpororation in the late 1980s. Before the new airport was constructed there was a grass strip in use on the same site. During the early years of the airport's new incarnation there was even an airshow, the highlight being a display by the Red Arrows and a mock dogfight between a Supermarine Spitfire and a German Messerschmitt Bf109 fighter.

Operators

Training organisations: Cumbernauld Flying Centre (formerly Cumbernauld Flying School), Leading Edge Flight Training and Scotia Helicopters.

Other Operators: PDG Helicopters (helicopter charters) and Hebridean Air Services Ltd (twin engine Britten-Norman Islander charter).

Maintenance Organisation: Cormack Aviation Services Ltd.

There is also a cafe called "The Wright Place" within the Airport buildings, located on the first floor and open seven days a week. The cafe is named after the aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Also located on the airfield is the active West of Scotland strut of the Light Aircraft Association (formerly the Popular Flying Association).

References

  1. ^ Cumbernauld - EGPG
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
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