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Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Reasons to fly from/to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport:

  • Just 32 miles from Glasgow City Centre
  • Great flight times
  • Quick, hassle free check-in
  • 50% discount on rail travel to/from anywhere in Scotland
  • Our own railway station
  • Low cost on site car parking
  • Low cost reserved car parking
  • Low cost Tax and Duty Free Shopping
  • Bureau de Change
Airport History

It was thought that the story of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport began around 1934 with a few small planes using ‘the Meadows’ at the end of Monkton Village. However, historians have now discovered evidence that aircraft were on or near the site around 1913, a mere 10 years after the Wright Brothers first took to the air.

In the pre-war years, the site developed as a training airfield. The pioneer, David McIntyre, set up Scottish Aviation Ltd in 1935 and acquired 348 acres of Ayrshire countryside just behind Orangefield House. By the end of that year, accommodation had been developed including a hangar for Tiger Moth bi-planes, offices, lecture rooms and a small control tower.

As WW II intervened, the site developed into a major airport particularly for the delivery of American aircraft under the Lend Lease programme. On some days up to 300 aircraft arrived for onward delivery! At this time, training gave way to aircraft production undertaken by Scottish Aviation Ltd. Many famous aircraft types were built at Prestwick until production of the BAe Jetstream ceased in 1998. The original factory was expanded out of all recognition when in 1941, the Palace of Engineering, built in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow for the 1938 Empire Exhibition was taken down and rebuilt brick by brick at Prestwick. This magnificent building, an excellent example of Art Deco architecture survives today under the ownership of BAe Systems and can be seen on the North side of the airport directly opposite the terminal.

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Unfortunately, a building that has not survived the expansion of the airport is Orangefield House. Built in 1690 by local landlord Dr Hugh Baillie, Orangefield House became the main terminal building for the airport in the post-war era. Famed for its restaurant and hotel facilities, the appearance of the building was hardly enhanced by the addition of the control tower onto the roof! Sadly, Orangefield House was demolished in 1966 to make way for the new parallel taxiway, a victim of the introduction of the jet-age. The only known remaining items from Orangefield House are the murals which once decorated the main lounge (now sited in the Prestwick Indoor Bowling Rink) and the maple floor which now graces the Aviator Suite function room in the present terminal building.

To maintain the airport’s place at the forefront of modern aviation, the Government announced in 1958, plans for a new terminal building, freight building, runway extension, control tower and loop road around the airport. The latter was necessary because the main road out of Prestwick towards Monkton passed across the runway! By April 1962 the new control tower had been built and by September 1964, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, officially opened the present terminal building.

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is synonymous with the history of Scottish Aviation. Many people will remember the airport for Elvis’ visit in 1960 or as the transatlantic gateway during the 1960’s to 1980’s. However, the airport’s future has never been brighter. The foresight in 1964 of the airport architects and planners in designing a facility capable of handling 3 million passengers a year now looks certain to be justified.



Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

Address:
Aviation House
Prestwick
KA9 2PL

Main Switchboard 0871 223 0700
Information Desk 0871 223 0700ext 1006
Fax 01292 511 010

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General Info
Country United Kingdom
ICAO ID EGPK
Time UTC 0(+1DT)
Latitude 55.509444
55° 30' 34.00" N
Longitude -4.586667
004° 35' 12.00" W
Elevation 65 feet
20 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 005° W (01/05)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.15
121.8
ATIS 121.125
RADAR 120.55
119.45
APP 120.55


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
03/21 6000 x 148 feet
1829 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 060FCXU NO
13/31 9800 x 150 feet
2987 x 46 meters
PART CONCRETE, PART ASPHALT, OR PART BITUMEN-BOUND MACADAM. 090RCWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB PW PRESTWICK - 426 3.9 NM 128.3


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel JP-4, Wide cut turbine fuel MIL Spec T-5624

Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-117, 1100, Reciprocating Engine Oil (MIL L 6082)

O-123, 1065,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type III)

O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)

O-149, Aircraft Turbine Engine Synthetic 7.5c St

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine
JASU


Remarks
CAUTION Severe bird haz. Due to extreme wid of Rwy 13-31 in certain cond, such as lo visor ngt, the edge lgt may be mistaken for cntrline. The edge lgt are raised and cntrline are flush. Pilots should ensure they are lined up correctly.
FUEL JP8 (AIR BP)
LGT PAPI Rwy 21GS 3.5 MEHT 57', PAPI Rwy 31 GS 3.5 MEHT 64'.
OIL O-123-128-149-156

Runway 03/21

6000 x 148 feet
1829 x 45 meters

Runway 03
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 024.0
Latitude 55.488356
55° 29' 18.08" N
Longitude -4.587411
004° 35' 14.68" W
Elevation 48.0 feet
15 meters
Slope 0.2°
Landing Distance 6000 feet
1829 meters
Takeoff Distance 6000 feet
1829 meters
Lighting System HIRL
PAPI

Runway 21
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 204.0
Latitude 55.503400
55° 30' 12.24" N
Longitude -4.575758
004° 34' 32.73" W
Elevation 60.0 feet
18 meters
Slope -0.2°
Landing Distance 6000 feet
1829 meters
Takeoff Distance 6000 feet
1829 meters
Lighting System HIRL
S
PAPI

Runway 13/31

9800 x 150 feet
2987 x 46 meters

Runway 13
Surface PART CONCRETE, PART ASPHALT, OR PART BITUMEN-BOUND MACADAM.
True Heading 121.0
Latitude 55.516364
55° 30' 58.91" N
Longitude -4.614764
004° 36' 53.15" W
Elevation 38.0 feet
12 meters
Slope 0.3°
Landing Distance 8999 feet
2743 meters
Takeoff Distance 9800 feet
2987 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 801 feet
244 meters
Lighting System CL
HIRL
J
PAPI

Runway 31
Surface PART CONCRETE, PART ASPHALT, OR PART BITUMEN-BOUND MACADAM.
True Heading 301.0
Latitude 55.502411
55° 30' 08.68" N
Longitude -4.574481
004° 34' 28.13" W
Elevation 65.0 feet
20 meters
Slope -0.3°
Landing Distance 9800 feet
2987 meters
Takeoff Distance 9800 feet
2987 meters
Lighting System CL
HIRL
J
PAPI

Navaids

PRESTWICK
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB PW - 426 United Kingdom -
Latitude Longitude Airport
55.544353
55° 32' 39.67" N
-4.681553
004° 40' 53.59" W
EGPK


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