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 and its Facebook page on:LinkExternal link
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NM9034 : Strathclyde Police G-SPAO leaving Oban by The Carlisle Kid
NM9034 : RN Sea King XV697 at Oban Airport (7) by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-HEBO departs from Oban airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : Microlights at Oban Airport - May 2016 (3) by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-DAVG leaving Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-BOIO approaching Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9034 : On Approach by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-HEBS and the afternoon flight to Colonsay by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-OSFS approaches Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9036 : OO-RMC approaching Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9036 : G-ISAX approaching Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9036 : G-HEBO approaching Runway 19 by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-CBRD departs Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : D-EBID at Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9034 : RN Sea King XV697 at Oban Airport (4) by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : Heat-Haze by The Carlisle Kid
NM9034 : Cessna at Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9034 : G-GBHI departs from Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : Flight to Colonsay by The Carlisle Kid
NM9034 : Morning flight from Islay & Colonsay by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-EEWS departing Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-BVJN departing Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9034 : G-HEBO arrives at Oban airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-BOIO approaching Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid
NM9035 : G-APRO departs from Oban Airport by The Carlisle Kid

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Created: Mon, 6 Aug 2012, Updated: Thu, 24 Mar 2016

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