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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NM9034 : Catalina at Oban Airport - 5 by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-HTEL about to land at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Aircraft at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Micro-lite at  Oban Airport. by TheTurfBurner
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NM9035 : G-AZWF arriving at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Skyranger leaving Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : G-PBZN approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-GBHI taking fuel at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-MILN lands at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-BGRO approaching Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Catalina at Oban Airport - 2 by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Cesna N2231F at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-GALA departs from Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-HEBS lands at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Shadow at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-AWFC departs from Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : F-JPLE departing Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : A Royal visitor - (2) by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Robin at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : G-OSFS at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9036 : G-ARFB approaching Oban Airport. by TheTurfBurner
NM9034 : Piper landing at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : OO-KPA at Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner
NM9035 : Piper leaving Oban Airport by TheTurfBurner

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

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