Set in the heart of Northamptonshire, Sywell boasts one of the best General Aviation Airfields in the United Kingdom. With superb airfield facilities and a wonderful Art Deco styled Hotel, it is easy to see why many pilots consider this one of the finest fly-in destinations.
Aero Legends offer a full range of war bird flight experiences from Sywell, with Tiger Moths G-PWBE and G-ANMO maintained, and G-ANDE under restoration there. Indeed many see Sywell as ‘home’ for the recently acquired and restored T6-G G-DDMV. Naturally in the idyllic setting of Northamptonshire there are a number of popular local landmarks to view from the sky, including the former RAF bases and current racetracks at Silverstone and Santa Pod. Other landmarks include Brixworth Country Park which offers fantastic views of the Pitsford Waters, as well as Rockingham Castle and Althrop house.
Sywell itself is unusual in having remained in private ownership since its founding 87 years ago and in providing flying training facilities throughout that time. Sywell played a key role in the training of RAF pilots as Britain rapidly expanded the Royal Air Force from the mid 1930s. During the Second World War activities at Sywell included the expansion of flying training, repairs to 1,841 of the RAF's Wellington bombers and completion and flight-testing of some 260 Lancaster Mk 2 four-engined bombers. Approximately 2,500 wartime RAF Commonwealth and Allied pilots were trained at Sywell; the Aerodrome was also the centre for training the "Free French" pilots who had escaped to England from occupied France.
We recommend that anyone attending any Aero Legends flight experiences park in the museum car park and make their way down to our building along the flightline.