6th May 2014:
Eleven of the twelve UK airworthy de Havilland DH.87 Hornet Moths present at Sywell to commemorate the types 80th anniversary.
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 now open for 2015
4th July 2015
Easter Saturday 4th April 2015 saw the annual Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening at the Northamptonshire Aerodrome. Now in its 14th year of opening, the Museum always likes to start it's 'season' with a bang! A large number of military vehicles from the Military Vehicle Trust and Troops Trucks and Stores Group attended with support from re-enactors from the Northamptonshire Home Guard and other groups. A stalwart supporter of the Museum is cockpit Supremo, Tony Collins who brought with him his Hawker Hunter F.1 WT684 and EE Canberra B(1) 6 WT319. The Museum's resident Hawker Hunter F.2 WN904 has been joined by a new addition - EE Canberra TT.18 WH887 which was open for viewing for the first time.
A memorial plaque was unveiled to those 21 airmen who lost their lives flying from Sywell (and satellite aerodrome Denton) 1939-1945 and is now on display in the Museum together with a Roll of Honour.
The free event coincided with the inaugural Radial Fly In at the airfield. The weather was less than kind but the Museum welcomed two Harvards, three Piper Cubs, an Auster, Yak 52, a rare Beech Staggerwing and later in the afternoon saw a brief appearance by the Grace Spitfire! Many thanks to the pilots for their support!
The Museum is now open for 2015 every weekend and bank holiday between 1030-1630hrs to the end of September.
Current Airfield Status and Weather
Fixed wing ops: OK Helicopter ops: OK
Runway in use: 03, circuit direction: LH, closing at: 1800.
Information current as of 09:10 on 27/04/2015 (local). For more detailed airfield status click here.
The calculated cloud base is 3284 ft.
The wind is calm.
The temperature is 7 °C with a dew-point at -2 °C. The atmospheric pressure (QNH) is 1012 mb (QFE 998 mb) and is Rising Slowly. The relative humidity is 53%.
|Forecast: Increasing clouds with little temperature change.|