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Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by Chrisman » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:16 am

Hi folks
Does anyone know what the condition of the airstrip at Somerset-East is ?
I am planning on flying there on Monday.
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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by Stan » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:47 am

Morning Chrisman; I drove past two weeks ago- there was a lot of runway renovations and earth works taking place; its probably a good idea to confirm ahead of time that the runway is fully functional
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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by Chrisman » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:04 pm

Thanks Stan. Will try and do so.
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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by thysbosch » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:58 am

Landed there about a month ago, stunning tar runway and lights, runway 34/16 tar and paved taxiways. Massive apron under lights, and a fire station. There was a PC 12 parked on the apron. Enjoy!
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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by Chrisman » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:12 pm

Appreciate it Thys. Looking forward to the trip.
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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by jvg » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:43 am

Does anybody know the status of the field currently? Safe to leave aircraft there for couple nights? Maybe a hanger available?
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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by Roger » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:26 am

Still in good condition. There is a fly in there on 12 August. Rumour has it that Progress Flight Academy may be looking at opening a 2nd base there. Not sure about security. Maybe give one of the persons listed on the below flyer a shout.

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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by ACE MAN » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:07 pm

Any Updates on FAST?
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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by ACE MAN » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:59 pm

Did a visit today while on a road trip. Not sure if the lights work, runway has plenty Cow pats and there is fire crew in attendance, part from that it looks very under-utilised.
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Re: Airstrip Somerset-East

Unread post by DEWALDESTERHUIZEN » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:58 am

It is very under-utilised, but such a nice airfield. The cow pies is a problem though. The airplane needed a good wash after I landed there a few months ago.

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