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Sywell Aerodrome

Aero Legends have been offering their full range of flight experiences from the picturesque Sywell Aerodrome from 2015. As they say, ‘you can fly well at Sywell’

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.

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What our customers say
FLY WITH A SPITFIRE Saturday was a brilliant day. The occasion was an 80th birthday present from my family and it will stay with me for the rest of my life. I took a flight alongside a Spitfire seeing aerial artistry and flying theatre. The Spitfire appears, flying within smiling distance. She manoeuvres around you with breathtaking ease. The de Havilland Devon, an ex RAF passenger aircraft, propels you through the air at the correct operational speed for the Spitfire to dance around your panoramic window. Air to air photo shoots like this don’t get any better! Nigel B - Flight Alongside A Spitfire
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