Oban Airport (North Connel) :: Shared Description

Completed in the early months of World War 2 and originally known as RAF Connel Ferry, the airfield initially served as both an emergency landing ground and an annex to the Oban flying boat base. In January 1944, it became an air ammunition park but continued to receive aircraft until the RAF departed on 16 October 1945. Purchased by Oban Burgh Council in 1967, commercial flights were operated by Loganair for a few months between Oban, Glasgow and Mull. However, for much of the past 45 years, the airfield has been the preserve of private pilots and the Connel Flying Club.
Following studies initiated in 1999, Argyll & Bute Council secured funding in 2005 and over the following years spend some £9 million resurfacing the main runway at Connel, constructing new passenger facilities and a new control tower and upgrading the airfields on Colonsay and Coll. Today in mid-2012, Hebridean Air Services LinkExternal link provide regular week-day flights from Connel to Colonsay, Islay, Tiree and Coll.
The airport is situated to the north of Connel Bridge, just beyond the village of North Connel and off the A85 – signposted Oban Airport (North Connel). The airport’s web site may be found: LinkExternal link
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NM9035 : G-TYNE arriving at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Waiting for an inbound by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-BMHL departs Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Robin at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-EEWS arriving at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM8529 : Catalina over Oban by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Microlite G-DTAR leaving Oban by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-HEBO approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Pilatus aircraft at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Catalina at Oban Airport - 8 by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-EMCA at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-EEWS at Oban - with dog! by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-HEBS lands at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Vintage Auster at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-DRAM at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Evening departure by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BSFE at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9036 : Sunday flight from Coll by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : N172AM landing at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9036 : G-LAZL approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-NLDR at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BNVT departs Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-RABS departing from Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Oban Airport Fire Service by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Coastguard helicopter at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner

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Created: Mon, 6 Aug 2012, Updated: Mon, 14 Oct 2013

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