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 : Light aircraft - Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Morning arrival from Colonsay by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-CHNI at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-DORM leaving Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Aeromot at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-PUPY departs Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BPFZ at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BNVT departs Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : D-EGLF at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-LLEW departs from Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BNRA at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-AXWZ about to depart from Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : D-MZWD approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Visit of Dornier Do.228NG 57+05 to Oban Airport (2) by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : N40GD lands at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : OE-GTH at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Visit of Dornier Do.228NG 57+05 to Oban Airport (1) by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Catalina at Oban Airport - 4 by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-KENZ at Oban Airport - (2) by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : On Approach. by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Markers - Oban Airport - (1) by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-OTLC at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Flight to Tiree and Coll by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Catalina at Oban Airport - 6 by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Landing at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner

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

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