Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is arguably Yorkshire’s most accessible airport making it the perfect base for Yorkshire Aero Club. Its proximity to the M18 / A1(M) motorway network, places it within a 45 minute drive from major cities such as Leeds, York and Sheffield. The history of the airport dates back to 1915 when it was founded as Finningley Airfield, however it is best known for being RAF Finningley, the home of the Vulcan Bomber.
The airport now hosts all of the facilities one would expect from an International airport, such as full approach and runway lighting, Category 7 fire cover and Instrument Landing System. All of these features, as well as the air traffic control environment, make Doncaster Sheffield Airport the perfect back drop for budding pilots to gain their Pilot’s Licence, and experienced pilots utilise their skills.
In addition to the well placed road links, the airport is also easily accessible by public transport. The 57 bus route operated by First, gives a regular link between the airport and Doncaster Interchange. A copy of the timetable can be found here.
For those travelling from Sheffield, the X6 bus service offers an hourly direct service from Sheffield Interchange to the airport. Tickets cost £6 return and a copy of the timetable can be found here.