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.
Retro Air photographic exhibition
1st September 2015
Retro Air are putting on a photographic exhibition in the Sywell Aviation Museum throughout September - so if you're visiting the LAA Rally, pop over to have a look!
Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props
5th August 2015
Tickets are now on sale for The Footman James Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props motoring festival, held at Northamptonshire's Sywell Aerodrome on Sat 26th and Sun 27th September, and from the early line-up announcement, is set to be the best yet!
Now in its third year, Sywell Classic combines historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two-day event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air.
This year the transformed 'Racing Runway' and 'Sprint Strip' welcomes single seaters and sports saloons including the roaring 16.5 litre Fiat Issotta Fraschini, the 'Land Speed Record' car of Mike Vardy, complete with an airship engine.
There will also be iconic Formula 1 cars, Group B Rally cars, Hot Rods and Dragsters in action throughout the weekend as well as more motorcycle displays and action for two-wheeled motoring fans ranging from traditional British classics to more modern power-flexing superbikes.
Up in the skies; expect to see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire flying overhead. The breathtaking ladies of the Breitling Wingwalkers return as does the World War 1 Dogfight display team, this time with flak and bomb bursts, with both performing Saturday and Sunday.
Swing jive band The One Eyed Cats makes its Sywell debut with performances throughout the weekend, while Saturday night sees The New Dreamers featuring Tommy Cunningham, former Bay City Roller, get the party started.
For those that want to make a weekend of it, camping packages are available including ?show days and live evening entertainment. Plus you can buy a new weekend entrance ticket that covers both days as well as including the Saturday evening entertainment.
To book tickets and for more details visit www.sywellclassic.com.
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 17:00 on 04/09/2015 (local). For more detailed airfield status click here.
The calculated cloud base is 358 ft.
The wind is blowing at a speed of 4 kts (average of 4 kts) from the west/northwest (298°).
The temperature is 11 °C with a dew-point at 9 °C. The atmospheric pressure (QNH) is 1017 mb (QFE 1003 mb) and is Falling Slowly. The relative humidity is 88%.
|Forecast: Increasing clouds with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours|