28th September 1968:
Seven ex Spanish Air Force Hispano HA1112 aircraft painted to represent Me.109 aircraft for filming at Sywell of "The Battle of Britain".
Welcome to Sywell Aerodrome
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.
Sywell Aviation Museum re-opens for 2014
19th March 2014
Easter Saturday,19th April 2014 sees the Grand Opening of the Sywell Aviation Museum for the 2014 season!
This free event which starts at 10.30am will see military vehicles from the Troops Trucks and Stores Military Vehicle Group and the Military Vehicle Trust attending together with drill demonstrations from the Northamptonshire Home Guard re-enactment group. A jet aircraft cockpit, aviation collectables and model kit stall, and a modelmaking competition run with the Northants Modelmakers Group are other attractions!
The memorial to those who served at Sywell Aerodrome during the Second World War has been refurbished and will be rededicated in a special ceremony. In addition 2014 marks Heidi, the Museum's Hawker Hunter Jet's 60th Birthday so she will have a special party!
With free parking, onsite bar, cafe, snackbar and restaurant and aircraft viewing area, the day will be marked in fine style by a display by a Supermarine Spitfire fighter from the Hangar 11 Collection and lucky visitors may also be able to see the Great War Aircraft Display Team practicing on the airfield *
The Museum is open from 1030-1630hrs then every weekend and bank holiday until the end of September. Entry is free but donations are very welcome. The Museum is always keen to receive artefacts for display and donations of military/aviation books and model kits.For more information email email@example.com or call Ben Brown on 07968061708.
* subject to weather and serviceability
Aviator Hotel kitchen re-opens
15th January 2014
The Aviator Hotel's kitchen is back up and running after refurbishment. Available for Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meals, the restaurant boasts an informal atmosphere is themed in authentic Art Deco styling overlooking the airfield. The Aviator is Northamptonshire's most unique dining experience, whether you are dining with business colleagues, your partner, friends or family. Special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, weddings are catered for.
Current Airfield Status and Weather
Fixed wing ops: OK Helicopter ops: OK
Runway in use: 21, circuit direction: RH, closing at: 1800L.
Information current as of 11:05 on 24/04/2014 (local). For more detailed airfield status click here.
The calculated cloud base is 1277 ft.
The wind is blowing at a speed of 2 kts (average of 2 kts) from the southwest (216°).
The temperature is 10 °C with a dew-point at 7 °C. The atmospheric pressure (QNH) is 1020 mb (QFE 1006 mb) and is Steady. The relative humidity is 81%.
|Forecast: Increasing clouds with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours|