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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Lunch with a Difference - Your Recommendations... Reply with quote

I thought since we've been discussing hotels that charge landing fees and like doing paperwork, I'd start another thread about the the places that are helicopter friendly and don't put you through all that nonsense. If you've been to a nice place for lunch that you'd like to recommend, please post it here along with a link to their website if applicable, any experiences you had there, and any advice about the landing area you can give. If you took any pictures it would be nice to see those also.

It would be nice to build up a thread here with a wide selection of "highly recommended" landing sites people can fly to.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me and blme can recommend The Coppleridge Inn. thumbup It is in a little village called Motcombe about 7 miles north of Shaftesbury.

We have been there three times, twice to stay overnight, and once for Sunday lunch (by motorbike) Moped Smile

We asked the manager about the possibility of helis landing there and even though there is only one helipad, there is a field adjacent to the building that can accommodate between 30 and 40 helis. Heli Boy Heli Boy Heli Boy Heli Boy Heli Boy Heli Boy Heli Boy Heli Boy Heli Boy Heli Boy

As for landing fees - I am not sure. I have just phoned Coppleridge but the manager wasn't around to ask.

The website address for you all to peruse is:-

www.coppleridge.com




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks CW. Do you know where abouts the landing site is in relation to the buildings on that photo?

As for landing fees, we're working on the principle of not paying any so if a hotel charges for the privilege of dropping in for lunch it doesn't get onto our list! Their loss.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: The Coppleridge

The helipad is located between the tennis courts and the building. The big field for large gaggle of helis is on the right of the tree at the side of the helipad. It is literally 2 or 3 minutes walk from the buildings.

It was either the owner or the manager that had been taking helicopter lessons a couple of years ago, so hopefully there will be no charge. Sadly his instructor got killed in a heli accident. I do know the deceased pilot's name but it just escapes me at the moment.

If I get chance tomorrow, I will phone Coppleridge and find out if they charge for helis or not.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There must be just a few more Hotels and Pubs in the UK that are helicopter friendly?? Anybody? Please tell us about your experiences.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it on good but second hand authority that the Warpool Court Hotel at St Davids, Pembrokeshire, West Wales, is helicopter friendly, and not extortionately expensive. We almost got married there, but didn't for various reasons. I don't think there is a landing fee but it will be PPR.

Their web-site is at http://www.warpoolcourthotel.com/ and they are on my target list for when I achieve my ppl!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi McBad

I have just had a look at the Warpool Court Hotel site and it does look beautiful and in a fabulous location.

And the tariffs are favourable as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.fourcrossesinn.co.uk my house Very Happy there is a very large field accross the road which is suitable for landing helicopters.. theres enough room for a load of them aswell..

no landing fees will be charged either,.. i will confirm this when i ask the owner of the field
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,

Cool! You don't happen to do accommodation as well do you? We're looking for a place to "invade" on our mountain flying course in a few weeks time...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are a few placs nearby.. none that i can think of that have a landing site though, but i will find out for you.

you could always bring tents with you and camp with your helicopters Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In November??? Brrrrrr!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhirlyGirl wrote:
In November??? Brrrrrr!

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Immersion suit????

Or has RF nicked it Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe. RF read the Luchon diary at work today. WG ducked for cover under the desk!!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol...

free landing confirmed at the four crosses Very Happy



pub is on the right, landing is the big field to the left... theres only about a third of the field in the pic
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing a recce from an airphot is always fun....

It reminds me of the story I once heard about the General on a visit to an Army barracks somewhere in the UK.

The Gazelle pilot who was driving him in circled the primary HLS and decided that some parked cars were too close, so he diverted to the secondary HLS - the tennis courts. Just before grabbing the headset from the departing VVIP, the pilot confirmed pick up in 3 hours, closed the door and took off to refuel at another army base.

3 hours later, on the dot, the Gazelle swung into view and dropped into the tennis courts to see the General waiting in his finest uniform.

Only when the headset was on and they'd taken off did the General explain that the gate to the tennis court was padlocked and the unit being visited had spent the last 3 hours trying in vain to find the key Smile He'd spent the last 3hrs chatting to various bigwigs through the chainlink fence.......PMSL
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