How Panshanger changed my life

How Panshanger changed my life

I think that many people believe that airfields like the one at panshanger are just for rich people. I firmly believe my experiences can disprove that point. Airfields like panshanger provide so much more; for the community, for the aviation world, and for average kids like me! I first visited the North London Flying School located at Panshanger when I was eleven years old.  I came from a relatively low income family with no aviation connections, and dreamt of becoming ...

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Panshanger aerodrome back in the local plan

Panshanger aerodrome back in the local plan

Panshanger Aerodrome has been closed since September 2014, and had been put forward by landowner Mariposa Investments as a potential housing site in the borough council’s Local Plan last year. However, following a late U-turn, the proposals were scaled back to leave room for an airfield, and a source close to the subsequent negotiations revealed that an agreement to buy the land has been unofficially reached. Community groups such as Save Panshanger and Panshanger People were set up to stop ...

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Support from the University of Hertfordshire

Support from the University of Hertfordshire

We received a letter from Ray Wilkinson, Head of School Technology and Engineering at University of Hertfordshire stating that they have over 600 aerospace students at any one time, which is the largest in Europe.   This includes 200 students who are undertaking pilot studies programmes, and these are obliged to complete 20 hours of flight training in either light aircraft or microlight aircraft. He also stated  that a number of students in the past had trained at Panshanger as it ...

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How Panshanger inspired my career path

How Panshanger inspired my career path

One personal thing I must highlight about Panshanger Aerodrome is that without it, I would not have chosen my career path nor sit in the position I am today. Panshanger, being so local to me and thousands of others, it gave many an opportunity to escape to the peaceful countryside setting, yet still be within a 25 mile radius of the London. Not only did this encourage young amateur pilots and enthusiasts like myself, but it attracted a niche richer ...

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Why to support Project Phoenix

Why to support Project Phoenix

Panshanger Aerodrome has been and still is in the hearts of the community even though it was forced to close almost three years ago in September 2014.  It was home to North London Flying School, who had just over 15,000 members making it one of the most popular flying schools in the country.  However, what was at the heart of its success was the integration with the local community as there were many events such as the Panshanger Revival Day, ...

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