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Caernarfon Airport


Caernarfon Airport

Caernarfon Airport
Caernarfon Airport ATC
Airport type Public
Operator Air Caernarfon Ltd.
Location Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
EGCK is located in Gwynedd
Location in Gwynedd
Direction Length Surface
m ft
1,080 3,543 Asphalt
07/25 932 3,058 Asphalt
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Caernarfon Airport (ICAO: EGCK) is located 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) southwest of Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales.


  • Operations 1
  • Facilities 2
  • SAR 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Caernarfon Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P866) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Air Caernarfon Limited). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.[2] The airport has a licensed runway: 07/25, an unlicensed one: 02/20 and a disused runway which formed a triangle layout commonly used during the Second World War

The airport is mainly used by small fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and microlights. Several companies are based at the airport that offer flight training. North Wales Flight Academy offers fixed wing training for the issue of a PPL (A) and other fixed wing qualifications. Microlight traffic forms a considerable part of the local aerodrome traffic and flight training is provided by The Microlight School. Helicopter training is also undertaken at the airport by Geo Helicopters. It is also possible to have pleasure flights and charters from the airport. There is also a helicopter simulator located inside the Airworld shop.

Caernarfon Airport is also home to one of the three Wales air ambulances.


During the last five years, the airport has undergone significant re-development and expansion. At the aerodrome there is a large café, a maintenance and storage hangar, and a visitor centre and shop which are part of the Aviation Museum at the site.


As of 1 July 2015; Search & Rescue operations have commenced at Caernarfon Airport. In 2013, the UK government handed out the contract to manage search and rescue for the next ten years to the Bristow Group.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Caernarfon - EGCK
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  3. ^ Bristow Group to take over UK search and rescue from RAF

External links

  • Official site
  • North Wales Flight Academy
  • The Microlight School
  • Geo Helicopters
  • Helicopter Simulator (Jotech)
  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
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