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Glasgow Prestwick Airport (EGPK), United Kingdom
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Prestwick has Scotland's longest commercial runway and is welcoming for any aircraft larger than a microlight (who aren't permitted).  It is the only GA friendly airport in the South West of Scotland, often used as a gateway for further exploring North as well as for trans-atlantic crossings.

Prestwick has mixed traffic, including commercial (Ryan Air and some holiday flights), military (used by RAF, Canadian Air Force, United States Airforce as a stop over before crossing the Atlantic), freight (AN225 is a regular), training (for all sizes of fixed wing, from PA28 to the Thompson 787 Dreamliner) and the UK's busiest Search and Rescue Helicopter base HMS Gannet.  All Ryan Air scheduled maintenance is also carried out here (in winter you may see 10 Ryan Air 737s parked up!

Despite all of this, it is normally quiet and very GA friendly.  There is a flying club (private), a school  and maintenance facility all catering to the smaller end of GA.

If flying in with a smaller aircraft, first talk to Prestwick Flight Centre who might be able to look after you if you are training or require maintenance for less than the published rates.  Otherwise contact RSS who are very used to dealing with aircraft of all sizes (are very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help).  You will be directed to RSS if you don't book in with PFC in advance.  The flying club can't handle other aircraft.

Prestwick is an excellent place to practice instrument flying, with very friendly ATC who accommodate most requests (including SRAs).

Supplier Type Price Per Payment Date Comments
RSS Jet Centre 100LL £0.00 01 Sep 2013
by philippevd
Only provider of 100LL on airport.
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Weight Landing Handling 24h Parking Pax Date Comments
0.00Ton - 1.00Ton £40.00 £20.00 Must £0.00 £0.00 01 Sep 2013
by philippevd
RSS Jet Centre provides handling and 100LL for GA.
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Runway Quality
31 Aug 2013
by OhNoCB
Often use this airfield to practice IFR procedures/approaches. Handling through Prestwick Flight Centre gave us a landing and as many approaches as we wanted for £16. ATC always happy to accommodate any approach asked for as long as they didn't have commercial traffic that would be disturbed and ... View

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Prestwick Flight Centre Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft rental, Flight training http://www.prestwickflightcentre.com/ Flight School and club with attached maintenance.
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RSS Jet Center http://www.rssjetcentre.com/fbo/prestwick/ Very friendly - will provide fuel and pilot briefing facilities
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