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 Aerodrome – Fire Update (09/05/19)
Following the large fire on Tuesday we can confirm that everyone was successfully evacuated from the affected building and surrounding buildings quickly and without injury. The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue team did a fantastic job in containing the fire to the large warehouse building and prevented any spread to surrounding buildings.
All aircraft based at the Aerodrome were safely evacuated with no damage sustained.
The fire has been extinguished and all road blocks have now been lifted. The cause of the fire is not yet known at this stage and is pending further investigation.
We would like to extend our huge thanks and appreciation to the crew at the Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue and support crews for their hard work and bravery in successfully and effectively preventing the fire from spreading to neighbouring buildings.
Specialist contractors are on site testing, evaluating and removing any FOD from all parts of the airfield, and this work is expected to be completed during Friday.
The Airfield will re-open when the specialist contractors have completed their work. The Aerodrome is open with the affected area sealed off.
The Aviator Hotel, Bar and Restaurant are open as usual.
Once again we sincerely thank the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue team. We would also like to thank our own Fire team, staff and tenants who all worked together and did a fantastic job in evacuating the hangars to protect the historic aircraft and helicopters.
We apologise for any disruption caused and thank everyone for their patience, understanding and support.