Fly In

Flying in to Gamston

What we can offer

Retford (Gamston) Airport is ideally located for Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, with excellent road (being adjacent to the A1, M18) and rail links. Probably the friendliest and most flexible GA facility in the UK!

AVGAS and Jet A1

Our bowser brings the fuel to you. Read more here.

RFFS Cat 1 / 2

Cat 3 on remission on request.

The Apron

Grab lunch in The Apron Restaurant. Read more here.

Great facilities

Relax in our pilot lounge.
Read more here.

Operating Hours

normal operating hours

  • Monday to Friday 0800-1800 local
  • Saturday to Sunday 0900-1800 local

on request

  • Monday to Friday 0600-0759 local and 1801-2300 local
  • Saturday to Sunday 0800-0859 local and 1801-2100 local
  • Outside of these hours (unless on request or an emergency flight) their will be no airport services, including any means of alerting the emergency services. Access to and from the aerodrome is restricted. Emergency Flights H24 by prior arrangement.

bank holidays

  • The airport will be open between 09:00 - 18:00 local, with the exception of Christmas day and New Year's day were the airport will be closed.

Gamston Weather

unofficial met. observation

Conditions at local time on
Wind Bearing
Wind Speed
Wind Gust (10 mins)
Wind Speed (10 mins)
Gamston QFE
 Temperature and Humidity
Dew Point
Heat Index
Apparent Temperature

Our Landing Fees

competitive, friendly prices

Aircraft Size
MTOW (kg)
Landing Fee (ex VAT)
0 - 1499
Small - Medium
1500 - 3099
£37.50 (Fixed Wing) / £25.00 (Rota Wing)
3100 - 5599
Medium - Large
5600 - 8999
9000 - 12500
Price on request

130.480 mHz

Gamston Radio

API Entry

Click here for the Gamston AIP entry

Gamston Local Flying Area (LFA) and Procedures

The Gamston ATZ lies partly within and beneath the Doncaster Sheffield CTA-3 and CTA-6 class D airspace. Subject to any listed restrictions, flights without reference to Doncaster ATC may be made within the confines of the LFA. The LFA is active between 06:30 and 21:00 local.

Doncaster Runway 02 Operation

When runway 02 is in use at Doncaster Sheffield or Doncaster Radar is off line, an LFA exists within the same lateral limits as the ATZ with a vertical limit of 2000ft AAL. This lower limit is in place to provide adequate IFR separation for traffic landing on the Doncaster Sheffield runway 02. As a result care must be exercised when joining via a standard overhead joining procedure.

Doncaster Runway 20 Operation

When runway 20 is in operation at Doncaster Sheffield, an LFA exists within the depicted are shown on the Doncaster Sheffield CTR/CTA and VRPs charts, with a vertical limit of 2500ft on the Doncaster QNH. When active a message will be included on the Doncaster ATIS 134.950Mhz stating the following "Gamston Local Flying Area Active".

Noise Abatement

As with all small airports we are located close to small villages, namely: Elkesley (on the approach to runway 03), Gamston (to the East of the ATZ), Eaton (on the approach to runway 21) and Markham Moor. To reduce the impact from noise, pilots are reminded not to fly overhead or nearby these built up areas.
All Gamston circuits are 1000ft QFE. Standard overhead joins are preferred.

Runway 21

  • Climb out – maintain runway heading and track (allow for wind drift) to 1.3NM on the GAM VOR 112.80Mhz
  • Turn crosswind heading 290 deg
  • Turn downwind heading 030 deg
  • Turn base leg heading 110 deg
  • Turn final heading 210 deg

Runway 03

  • Climb out and make an early left turn onto crosswind heading 290 deg
  • Turn downwind heading 210 deg
  • Turn base leg heading 110 deg
  • Turn base leg heading 110 deg
  • Turn final heading 030 deg