Cumbernauld Airport – Spotting Guide

Cumbernauld Airport (ICAO: EGPG, FAA LID: CBN) is located 16 NM (30 km; 18 mi) northeast of Glasgow at Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The airport is primarily used for the training of fixed wing and rotary wing pilots, it also boasts a helicopter charter company and a light aircraft charter operation along with aircraft maintenance facility. Cumbernauld Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P827) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Cormack Aircraft Services Limited).

Today Cumbernauld has two flying schools Leading edge and BAT border air Training and a helicopter school too also PDG Helicopters are based there too who carry out survey work
Airport Ibfo.

Airport website: Cumbernauld Airport

Written by Peter Adams (Based in Scotland)

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Airport Information    Runway 08/26
820m (2,690 ft)
Terminal Terminal 1
Spotting Information Ladder Any UK Airport a ladder up against a fence is a bad idea and is forbidden.
Car No need the spots are 10 min walk from the main terminal building on foot. To get here there is a bus from Glasgow the X 37 X 38  that runs every half hour you get of at the old inns roundabout opposite the Gas station then its a 10 min walk up the hill by the industrial estate  the airport can be seen on your left hand side
Restrooms 1 inside the terminal.
Drinks/Food Inside the terminal.
Hotels Next to the airport some hotel or bed and breakfast could be found.
Season I suggest April – September, chance of bad weather in winter is pretty high
Runway Usage 
Nothing special

Spot #1 – The terminal
WHERE Go up stairs there’s a coffee bar you can sit in and watch out windows. On the 1st floor.
WHAT Ramp shots, departing shots and Landing shots on rwy 26.
TIME From early morning until 1630 as the airport close.
MISC. There is a coffee bar and restrooms here.
FOCAL LENGTH 70 – 200mm
Spot #2 – The crash gate
WHERE Go out the terminal turn left on the main road then one minute walk there it is on your left hand side beyond the hangars.
WHAT 26 line up shots landings also there is a helicopter school here too you can get parked up helicopter shots  there is the visitor apron here too anything non based parks here too.
TIME From early morning until 1630 as the airport close.
MISC. There is nothing here so take what you need.
FOCAL LENGTH 70 – 200mm
Spot #3 – Link Charlie 26
WHERE Go out the terminal turn right  on the main road   then walk up by the trees  until you reach a gate on your right hand side follow through the field there is a track you will see the apron below walk downhill to the apron beware after heavy rain this spot gets boggy so boots are advised for here or strong foot-ware.
WHAT 08 take off shots 26 08 vacating shots and sometimes you get helicopters hovering close up to the fence
TIME 1000 until 1630
MISC. There is nothing here so take what you need
FOCAL LENGTH 70 – 200mm

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