Perth Airport (Scotland)


Perth Airport (Scotland)

Infobox Airport
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IATA = PSL
ICAO = EGPT
type = Public
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operator = Air Charter Scotland Ltd
city-served = Perth, Scotland
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elevation-m = 121
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r1-number = 03/21
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r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 09/27
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Perth Airport airport codes|PSL|EGPT is a general aviation airport located located at New Scone, 7 km north east of Perth, Scotland. There are no commercial flights out of this airport, but it is used by private aircraft and for pilot training.

Perth Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P823) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Morris Leslie Limited) [ [http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/375/srg_asd_ordinarylicences.pdf Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences] ] .

History

The airport opened in 1936 as Scone Aerodrome. A flight training school, training military pilots, was established by Airwork Ltd shortly after the airport was opened. Before the war a number of scheduled airline services operated from Perth to various domestic locations. After the war Airwork moved into civilian pilot training.

By 1960 Airwork acquired Air Service Training (AST) an engineering training school, which it relocated from the south of England to the airport. The whole operation took on the AST name. AST gained a world wide reputation for aviation training, being known as Britain's Air University. Students of more than 100 countries have been trained at Perth. Following a worldwide downturn in aviation, AST pulled out of pilot training in 1996. The site was then bought by Morris Leslie Ltd.

Perth Airport remains Scotland's main airport for general aviation and is the base of the Scottish Aero Club which was founded in 1927. The airport is home to four flight training schools and numerous aviation as well as non aviation related businesses.

AST, which is now a part of Perth College, retains a presence at the airport and continues to offer aeronautical engineering courses.

External links

* [http://www.perthairport.co.uk Perth Airport]

References

*Allan, James (2002). Wings Over Scotland. Tervor. ISBN 0-9538191-1-6
* [http://www.scottishaeroclub.org.uk Scottish Aero Club]
*United Kingdom AIP


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