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-PUPY at Oban Airport (1) by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-OJHL departing from Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-ROOK departing Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-HEBO arrives at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Piper departing Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-WIFE at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Oban [North Connel] airfield by M J Richardson
NM9034 : N228AM approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-CEOF departing Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Bulldog at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Grumman leaving Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-SASB departing Oban by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-SUEB departs Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-HEBI leaving Oban by TheTurfBurner
NM9036 : On approach to Oban  Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Reims at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : PH-ACX departs Oban by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : An unexpected visitor by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Wind-Sock by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : N2943D departing Oban by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Lift-Off! by TheTurfBurner
NM9036 : EI-BJK approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Air Ambulance leaving Oban by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BRZS departing Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Flight from Tiree and Coll by TheTurfBurner

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

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