Flying to Scotland - Tips?

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Flying to Scotland - Tips?

Post by wolfipilot » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:51 am

We decided to fly (IFR) from Germany to Scotland end of July for a couple of days. Airport of entry to the UK will be around London (Biggin Hill etc.), so to have a stop-over approx. 3 hours past departure for re-fuelling etc..

We are planning to proceed northbound the same day of course, but we are not yet sure about the places to go. First night should be a bigger airport in the North with 24/7 and ILS - maybe PIK, taking into consideration the unreasonable fees at Edinburgh for example. Any other ideas?

And for the rest: any good ideas or experiences for such kind of a trip?

Thanks for your inputs
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Re: Flying to Scotland - Tips?

Post by Keith M » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:17 pm

Ingo, I think your choice of Prestwick is the best place to stop. Their charges are published here (PDF). The minimum you can expect to pay at Edinburgh is £250, whereas at Prestwick it's £24, plus about £15/day for parking.

Hope you enjoy the trip, and the good weather holds!

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