Airport comments by @PH-SAB

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Jersey Aeroclub

The Jersey Aeroclub is handling the GA-traffic. And they're doing a superb job. What lovely people and so helpful. Just park your craft for an overnight stay, go in and meet the folks. For briefing facilities they're well-equipped. After filling in the customs forms, they're willing to help you to find a hotel and call for a taxi.

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Very flexible

This is a small airport, situated extremely close to the village of Drachten. A small caveat is that only 26 is open for GA. 08 is only for MLA traffic nowadays.

An airport official at the office told us later that 08 might be used by GA-traffic, but only after permission and instructions from the tower and that landings should be done at the threshold (this is very tricky because of the trees at the beginning of 08).

Furthermore if you're entering from the south you may enter the circuit from the east, but again only with permission from the tower (or you could ask for a straight in, but that's not so much of a fun).

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Nice airport

Nice little airport, with a gentle service of the airfield operators.

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The city Oostende

This airport is the first one where I had to stay the night over (gladly enough in a hotel down-town). Together with a pilot-friend we had a superb night with oisters and mussels, despite our disappointment of staying over.

The airport itself is not so special, but the city of Oostende is worth another visit.