Welcome to Retford (Gamston) Airport

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Since acquiring the airport in 1993, Gamston Aviation Limited has carried out a continuous programme of improvements to facilities. These comprise, complete runway resurfacing, improved taxiways, hard standing and tie-down areas. In addition, the amount of hangar space has more than doubled and a new elevated control tower and fire station constructed. Office facilities for rental, have also been added to accommodate complimentary on-site businesses.

These together with our new catering facility and efficient re-fuelling, provide a modern and attractive General Aviation terminal for the basing or stop-over for corporate or private aircraft.

As a winner of the AOA “Aerodrome of the Year Award”, our philosophy is to bring the service and standards of major airports to general aviation, without delays or added costs.

Why Retford (Gamston) Airport

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, just the place to base your aircraft or for you to fly into with your family, clients and friends.

News Items

  • Aircraft Hangarage

    Aircraft Hangarage

    Well so far we have had a great summer, but winter is fast approaching, just to let you know the airport still has a few hangar spaces available at very competitive prices.  We can accommodate a wide range of aircraft from jets and turboprops to helicopters and single engine aircraft. 

    For peace of mind, all aircraft are moved by our professional aircraft handlers. We also provide a free service were you can requested the aircraft to be moved and refuelled before you arrive at the airport, saving valuable time.  In addition, landing fees are also included in the hangarage price.

    To get quote please contact the airport manger on +44(0) 1777 838521 Ext 5 or email him via

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  • The Apron Cafe Opening Hours

    The Apron Cafe Opening Hours

    Over the next few weeks the Apron Cafe will be closed for their annual holiday, including an additional day in August, please note the closure dates below:

    Closed - Saturday 25th August (Private Event)

    Open - Sunday 26th August (Normal Service)

    Open - Monday 27th August (Restricted Service)

    Closed - Tuesday 28th August - 10th September (Annual Holiday)

    Open -  Tuesday 11th September




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