I have been based at Blackbushe on and off since 1982. I normally fly small GA singles and have been charged landing fees of up to £28, but generally £14 which seems quite fair.
Recently I was picked up there and dropped back in a PA-31 to take someone to Blackpool for a funeral. Imagine my horror when I received a bill for £312 for two landings. Seriously? It seems Blackbushe’s fees jump from £25 for below 2,500kg to £156 over 2,500kg MTOW. This airfield obviously doesn’t want GA and uses underhanded methods through an unreasonable scale to rip people off. I will never visit again and suggest you don’t either.
Andrew Freeman, by email