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 Café and Bakery

Grab a delicious lunch.
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Online PPR

PPR via our easy online system.
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Our Charges and Fees

Competitive, friendly prices


£ per litre (inc. VAT)

Jet A1

£ per litre (inc. VAT)
Aircraft size
MTOW (kg)
Landing fee (inc. VAT)
0 - 1499
1500 - 3099
3100 - 5599
5600 - 8999
9000 - 12500
0 - 1000

Gamston Weather

Unofficial meteorological observation

Gamston QFE

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Gamston QNH

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Dew point

Surface wind direction

Surface wind speed

10 min average wind


10 min gust

Conditions at local time on . Not to be used for flight planning purposes.

Gamston Webcam

Operating hours

Normal operating hours
Monday to Friday08:00 - 18:00 local
Saturday and Sunday09:00 - 18:00 local
Bank holidays09:00 - 18:00 local
Christmas DayClosed
New Year's DayClosed
On request
Monday to Friday06:00 - 07:59 and 18:01 - 23:00 local
Saturday and Sunday08:00 - 08:59 and 18:01 - 21:00 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.

130.480 mHz

Gamston radio

AIP 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 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