A GLOUCESTERSHIRE PERSPECTIVE
Mention the word “airport” to anyone around Gloucester,Churchdown and Cheltenham and they will probably think first of Gloucestershire Airport at Staverton.
Developed from a flying club in 1936,Staverton still has a homely feel to it. Most of the aircraft are driven by one or two propellers and are there for pleasure or instruction. Alongside helicopters, business and visiting Royal jets and the flying horse boxes for the Cheltenham races too, there is only one scheduled airline -Citywing – again using a propeller aeroplane – although offering services direct to the Channel Islands and to the Isle of Man, from which connections can be made to Blackpool and Ireland.