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-OSFS departing Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-HEBO approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : And the oil goes - where? by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Pre-flight checks! by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : A Royal visitor - (1) by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Cesna at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Working on the lights by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-HIND taking fuel at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Marking the runway by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Diamond at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Storm damaged hangar - Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BGKS landing at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Catalina at Oban Airport - 1 by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Reims at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Touch-down! by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-HEBO ready to go by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Remove before flight by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Landing at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Flight to Tiree and Coll by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Catalina at Oban Airport - 6 by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Royal Navy Sea King at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BOAH landing at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : N1097L at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : D-MZWD approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-HEBS at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner

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

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