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Welcome to Retford (Gamston) Airport

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Since acquiring the airport in 1993, Gamston Aviation Limited has carried out a continuous programme of improvements to facilities. These comprise, complete runway resurfacing, improved taxiways, hard standing and tie-down areas. In addition, the amount of hangar space has more than doubled and a new elevated control tower and fire station constructed. Office facilities for rental, have also been added to accommodate complimentary on-site businesses.

These together with our new catering facility and efficient re-fuelling, provide a modern and attractive General Aviation terminal for the basing or stop-over for corporate or private aircraft.

As a winner of the AOA “Aerodrome of the Year Award”, our philosophy is to bring the service and standards of major airports to general aviation, without delays or added costs.


At 08:00Z on Friday 30th November 2018 Gamston Radio will commence operating the AGCS on Channel 130.480
Aircraft not equipped with 8.33KHz capable radio equipment will not be able to enter the Gamston ATZ
UK AIP Supplement 062/2018 refers.

Airport Operating Hours

The Airport & The Apron will be operating the following hours over Christmas and New Year.

The Apron

Closed Monday 24th December and re-open Wednesday 9th January 2019.

The Airport

December 23rd  0800-1800

December 24th  0900-1200 (reduced hours to prepare for Santa and reindeer arrival)

December 25th closed

December 26th closed

December 27th,28th,29th & 30th 0900-1600

December 31st 0900-1200

January 1st closed

January 2nd 0800-1800

From all the staff at Retford Airport have a great Christmas and New Year.

Airport Hangarage Available

Well so far we have had a great summer, but winter is fast approaching, just to let you know the airport still has a few hangar spaces available at very competitive prices.  We can accommodate a wide range of aircraft from jets and turboprops to helicopters and single engine aircraft. 

For peace of mind, all aircraft are moved by our professional aircraft handlers. We also provide a free service were you can requested the aircraft to be moved and refuelled before you arrive at the airport, saving valuable time.  In addition, landing fees are also included in the hangarage price.

To get quote please contact the airport manger on +44(0) 1777 838521 Ext 5 or email him via

Client Testimonials

At Retford Gamston Airport we work hard to give our clients what they need. Click on the play button below to hear what our clients have to say about working with us.

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