Save Wellesbourne Airfield

by Take Flight Aviation in Wellesbourne, England, United Kingdom

Always on

£42,750

raised in 269 days

583

supporters

To appeal a court decision preventing tenants renewing their business leases against planning policy & the spirit of the Landlord&Tenant Act

by Take Flight Aviation in Wellesbourne, England, United Kingdom


Debra Osmond Cook 21st February 2019

My husband is an instructor at Takeflight and has been a member of this fabulous group for some years now. We have almost 60 years of aviation experience between us (pilot and flight attendant) and have seen first hand how so many people have started their aviation careers flying at Wellesbourne Airfield. As we have seen in South Warwickshire there are already many new houses being built, and I feel passionately that we must do everything we can to ensure that Wellesbourne Airport remains exactly that. Please give it your full support.

roy targonski 20th February 2019

Wellesbourne Airfield is at the HEART of our GA Airfield infrastructure , if it closes , it starts the DOMINO EFFECT , so closing the door on GA as we know it ! Lets hope common sense prevails and saves Wellesbourne for our`s and future Generations . All the best with your fight , roy

Keith Miles 11th February 2019

What is happening is a travesty, based on narrow self-interest with little concern for the bigger picture. Wellesbourne is not just an airfield, it’s a rural community centre with a great atmosphere especially in the summer time. It seems crazy, that with so many reasons to keep it operational, and with so much support, even from locals, that it is under threat from private development that only the developers and the landowners want. Development for its own sake must surely be questionable. A balance has to be struck before the trickle of airfield losses becomes a flood. The outcome of this case could have an influence on that and, therefore, those fighting to retain this important and wonderful facility need maximum support.

Martin Hands 31st January 2019

General aviation is not just a hobby but a serious business and essential to the development of the aviation industry in this country. Keeping airfields like Wellesbourne open is of vital importance. In the light of all the planning guidance one can only wonder why the judge ruled as he did.

stephen walker 30th January 2019

Good luck! Wellesbourne is a fantastic airfield and has given great pleasure to myself as a pilot, as well as my friends and family as passengers, over quarter of a century regularly flying in there. It would be a tragedy to see this truly lovely, historically important and economically viable place go the same way as so many others have done. Long live Wellesbourne!

Andy Rouse 29th January 2019

Donation No.2 complete. We all need to do our bit to keep Welly alive and kicking. Mike, you're doing a fantastic job and we all really appreciate your hard work.

nigel walter thorpe harradine 29th January 2019

The one-off disproportionate financial windfall for an individual or company by that housing development provides in the UK must not be permitted to outweigh the much greater long term all-round social benefits of maintaining a diverse employment and a successful and important part of our flying infrastructure

Janakavtar singh Thiara 22nd January 2019

I came, I saw This airfield of old At a time of war We are told I came,I saw This Wellesbourne airfield The bombers and men of old The engines kick to life Thumbs up all around Weapons and fuel abound This wartime Wellesbourne airfield I hear the engines, a hum a drone Flying east to targets beyond I sense the spirits walking around Saying our Wellesbourne airfield To infinity abound Our Wellesbourne airfield Takes me high Into our planes Into the skies As we fly with those spirits of old Our Wellesbourne airfield The pilot spirits of old Looking at you, asking are you alone Wandering the airfield searching a home This Wellesbourne airfield! Janak avtar thiara.

David Boulton 19th January 2019

Having been relocated to Wellesbourne by Aston Martin, and with continual problems preventing me from regular flying out of Cranfield Airport, I joined Take Flight to continue to develop my flying skills. It was the best move I’ve ever made. I have been absolutely blown away by the friendly staff at Take flight and the helpful supporting community at Wellesbourne Airfield. From the museum to the maintenance team, from the control tower to fuel pumps attendants,everyone is approachable and supportive. The Café is now regular meeting room, with tea and cake as required. With Take Flight and Wellesbourne airfield my flying has gone from strength to strength. We must do all we can to save this wonderful facility. Please spread the word.

Bruce Dean 16th January 2019

Donating again as this is a cause we have to win as Wellesbourne can’t be lost to developers for housing. With the latest encouraging update from SDC, and with a good pilot, careful planning and steady nerve, we’ll get through the storm and turbulence ahead and into sunny weather so assuring Wellesbourne as a centre for GA activity bringing life, pleasure and vitality to the local community.

Bruce Dean 16th January 2019

Donating again as this is a cause we have to win as Wellesbourne can’t be lost to developers for housing. With the latest encouraging update from SDC, and with a good pilot, careful planning and steady nerve, we’ll get through the storm and turbulence ahead and into sunny weather so assuring Wellesbourne as a centre for GA activity bringing life, pleasure and vitality to the local community.

trevor-laundy 27th December 2018

The Airfield, the Restaurant and OnTrack Aviation all get my support. Good legal representation is necessary to oppose unprincipled but well financed developers and an ill-informed judiciary.

Peter Day 14th December 2018

Wellsbourne, like many other GA Airfields under threat of development, needs to be saved to protect flight training and aviation-related jobs. Hangar Homes can co-exist with this and would help to safeguard the airfield and make it more sustainable.

nigel walter thorpe harradine 3rd December 2018

Wellesbourne is a great GA destination - amongst the very best in the UK - and a thriving place of flying activities. We often fly there with our folding bikes and then visit nearby Compton Verney. Always a friendly and efficient welcome. The desire for huge property-related earnings against all the plans and wishes of the local population and their representatives must not be permitted to close an exemplar airfield.

Richard Greenwood 28th November 2018

All airfields should be protected for the future. Too many have already been lost. Wellesbourne in particular is an excellent facility and should be kept for aviation

Let's make 'Save Wellesbourne Airfield' happen