Aerodrome News

Sywell Aviation Museum grand opening 2017, Easter Saturday

21st March 2017

Sywell Aviation Museum opens its doors for its 16th season as usual on Easter Saturday, 15th April 2017 from 1030-1630hrs.

Grand opening 2017

Military vehicles from the Military Vehicle Trust & Troops Trucks and Stores Vehicle Group will be attending together with re-enactors from the Tommy Atkins Society and Northamptonshire Home Guard in a free fun day out for the family! Look out for a hoped for appearance by a friendly warbird or two (subject to weather and serviceability).

Thereafter the Museum will be open every weekend and bank holiday until the end of September from 1030-1630. We are now taking group bookings for 2017 and welcome the donation of military/aviation books, artefacts and model kits to raise funds for the Museum.

Entry is free, donations welcome, free parking, aircraft viewing area, on site bar and restaurant. If flying in please PPR, Sywell AFIS.

For more information, please email us or call 07968 061708.



Historic Trials 2017 - get muddy at Sywell!

4th January 2017

The Historic Sporting Trial Association was formed to provide suitable events for sporting trial cars built between 1952 and 1974, and their first event of 2017 is to be held here at Sywell, on 12th February between 10:00 and 15:30.

Historic Trials

The trials will be held in the field opposite the hotel and museum (it will be signposted) and entrance is FREE. Come along and enjoy some muddy historic vehicle action!

Download a poster here



Christmas Party Nights at The Aviator

24th October 2016

Yes we know it's only October! But places are going fast for our fabulous Christmas Party Nights held in the atmospheric Hangar One and run by The Aviator

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Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props

20th September 2016

A recent major public event at Sywell was the Footman James Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props motoring festival, combining historic racers, hot rods

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Are you ready for Atomic?

10th August 2016

Atomic is nearly here! The 2016 Atomic Vintage Festival is on 20th and 21st August, with a pre-party on the Friday night.

Two incredible days,

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British Human Powered Flying Club competition 2016

10th May 2016

Returning to Sywell once more are the British Human Powered Flying Club, running their 2016 competition from 15th to 24th

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Atomic Vintage Festival POSTPONED

21st April 2016

Please note that the Atomic Vintage Festival originally scheduled for April 30th/May 1st has now been postponed until August 20th &

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Atomic Vintage Festival

7th April 2016

ATOMIC is an amazing weekend...

Two incredible days, packed with 1950s rock 'n' roll music, dancing, late bars,

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Sywell Aviation Museum grand opening 2016, Easter Saturday

8th March 2016

Easter Saturday is the traditional Grand Opening for the Sywell Aviation Museum's new season and this year the event returns bigger and better than

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Sywell Airshow 2016 Cancelled

9th February 2016

Following many enquires it is with regret that we would like to confirm that the biennial Sywell Airshow will not be taking place in 2016.

We

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Historic Trials - get muddy at Sywell!

26th January 2016

The Historic Sporting Trial Association was formed to provide suitable events for sporting trial cars built between 1952 and 1974, and their first

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Sywell Aviation Museum winter closure

8th November 2015

After a successful 2015 season, the Sywell Aviation Museum is now closed until Easter 2016. Keep an eye on the Aerodrome website for news about the

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Part-time AFISO vacancy

28th September 2015

We currently have a vacancy for a part-time Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer - the job description can be downloaded here. Please apply to

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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

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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

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Sywell Aviation Museum - Wednesday Opening and Show and Tell Event

1st August 2015

For 2015 the Sywell Aviation Museum is trialling opening on Wednesdays (from 13:00 to 16:30) in addition to our normal opening times of weekends and

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Pilots Mess reopens and Atomic is here!

30th April 2015

As of 27th April the Pilots Mess cafe on the airfield has re-opened under new management - pop by to sample their goods and support this local amenity!

Atomic

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Sywell Aviation Museum now open for 2015

7th April 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,

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Sywell Aviation Museum grand re-opening

29th March 2015

Spring has sprung and it is time once again to announce the Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening which takes place on Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015

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A Second Later...

16th February 2015

Our world-class Hangar One venue hosts various events throughout the year, but we're really excited about this one - A Second Later - an evening of

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Brooklands Engineering now a Cirrus Service Center

19th November 2014

Not everyone will be aware yet; Brooklands Engineering is now a Cirrus Aircraft Authorised Service Centre. Brooklands Engineering can now offer Cirrus

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Vote Atomic!

8th October 2014

We are very excited to announce that our good friends at the fantastic ATOMIC Vintage Festival have been entered for the UK Festival Awards.

Please

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Start your engines for the Footman James Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props

19th September 2014

Taking place on September 27th & 28th at The Aerodrome, the event joins historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic aircraft and vintage

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Sywell Airshow soars!

19th August 2014

A record number of 10,000 people attended the Sywell Great War Airshow, held on the 17th August 2014, which for the first time ever, was sold out in

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Sywell Airshow Sold Out In Advance!

30th July 2014

Due to unprecedented demand the Sywell Airshow, to be held on the 17th August 2014 has now sold out! This means that advance tickets only will permit

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TWO Lancasters for Sywell Airshow!

7th May 2014

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Sywell Airshow will see not one but TWO Avro Lancasters performing in the skies above Sywell! As well

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Atomic Vintage Festival - 3rd and 4th May 2014

30th April 2014

The Aerodrome is currently being transformed into a superb venue for the new Atomic Vintage Festival!

Fun and action for all the family is

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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

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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

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Sywell Airshow returns again for 2014!

1st December 2013

Our superb biannual airshow will be back again on August 17th 2014 and will commemorate the centenary of the start of the Great War in August 2014

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Sywell Classic Pistons & Props, September 28th/29th 2013

17th September 2013

Sywell Classic - Pistons & Props celebrates classic vehicles - both on the ground and in the air. Held at Northamptonshire's Sywell Aerodrome

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Formula 1 engineer wins Icarus Cup 2013

5th August 2013

It's taken 8 years and £8,000 to achieve his childhood dream of flying an aircraft built and powered by himself but on Sunday 28 July 2013, David

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Sywell Aviation Museum double award winner at Northants Heritage Awards 2013!

18th July 2013

We are delighted to report that Sywell Aviation Museum triumphed twice at the annual Northamptonshire Heritage Awards held at Boughton House, Northants

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Icarus Cup 2013

16th July 2013

Following the success of the Royal Aeronautical Society's first Icarus Cup Competition in 2012, we are holding the second Human Powered Aircraft

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Sywell Aviation Museum open for 2013

8th April 2013

30th March 2013 saw the Grand Opening of the Sywell Aviation Museum for this year's season. Despite snowy remnants on the ground a record crowd attended

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Sywell Aviation Museum Ready for Takeoff for 2013!

22nd February 2013

With the nights finally drawing out its time to announce the grand opening of the Museum for the 2013 season which will take place as usual on Easter

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Sywell Aerodrome recognised as the Best General Aviation Airport for 2012/2013

25th October 2012

The Airport Operators Association (AOA), which represents all the major UK Airports and the General Aviation Airports in the UK, has awarded Sywell

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Sywell Aerodrome open for Night Flying

15th October 2012

Sywell is now open for night flying on Thursday evenings from 1st November 2012 to February 2013.

Runway 03L/21R is fully licensed with lighting

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Museum gobsmacked and Hunter blinged!

23rd August 2012

Well what an airshow weekend! On top of the fantastic support the Museum received from members of the public the regulars at the Griffin's Head in

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Red Arrows, Lancaster, B-17 to display at Sywell Airshow!

4th August 2012

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the world-famous Red Arrows will be

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Museum has Triumphant Opening

10th April 2012

Easter Saturday 7th April saw the Grand Opening of the Sywell Aviation Museum for 2012 and what a terrific success it was! We were absolutely overwhelmed

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Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening 2012 - TODAY!

7th March 2012

Sywell Aviation Museum's Grand Opening will take place on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012 from 10.30 and this year will

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An old friend returns to Sywell after a 40 year absence

31st January 2012

The Sywell Aviation Museum starts the New Year with an old friend returning to the aerodrome after at least 40 years! Mr Paul Spendlove contacted

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Sywell Aviation Museum Update 2012

4th January 2012

Our talk on the 9th January 2012 - 'The Handley Page Hampden - More than just a restoration' by Darren Priday - The Deputy Manager of the RAF Museum

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Trial Flights make excellent Christmas Gifts!

7th November 2011

Why not treat the one you love to a trial flying lesson from Brooklands Flying School. Take to the air in one of Brooklands' modern AT-3 or C172 training

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Fly a Boeing 737 Airliner... from Sywell! Ideal for Christmas!

11th October 2011

Just arrived at Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, Virtual Aerospace has taken delivery of an absolutely state of the art, brand new flight simulator

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March for Honour @ Sywell on Friday

1st November 2010

March for Honour's RAF team will be marching past Sywell Aerodrome on Friday 5th November, at around 12 noon.

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Sywell Aviation Museum - Tiger Moth project - help needed!

25th October 2010

Sywell has a very strong affinity with the Tiger Moth, as many were used by Brooklands Aviation pre and post War and 6 EFTS had over 400 on strength

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Sywell's Charity Airshow beats all records!

23rd August 2010

The Sywell Airshow on Sunday proved to be a fantastic success for the Air Ambulance. Over 10,000 people turned up, over double the number anticipated

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Sywell Airshow 2010

21st July 2010

Sunday 22nd August sees the return of the Sywell Airshow, with a mix of display acts ranging from a massive WW1 dogfight to the war-winning

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The ideal Fathers Day Gift - a trial flying lesson

24th March 2010

With Fathers' Day fast approaching, why not treat Dad to a trial flying lesson from Brooklands Flying School. Take to the air in one of Brooklands'

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Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening 2010

5th February 2010

Easter Saturday 3rd April 2010 sees the Museum open for its ninth season and as usual we welcome anyone with vintage or military vehicles who are

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The perfect Xmas gift - a trial flight

15th October 2009

Now available to buy online from the Brooklands Flying School are 30 and 60 minute trial flying lesson vouchers. Take to the air in one of Brooklands'

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Sywell Revival Rally a great success

8th September 2009

The Sywell Revival Rally supported by the LAA was a great success. Many compliments and gratitudes have been received from those who flew in. Over

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Sywell Revival Rally this weekend

2nd September 2009

The Sywell Revival Aircraft Rally is on this weekend, with early arrivals from Friday 4th September.

Come along and enjoy this major fly-in

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Vulcan and Blades on Saturday

28th August 2009

Vulcan XH558 is due to put in an appearance at the Aerodrome on Saturday afternoon - in formation with the Sywell-based Blades aerobatic team.

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Sywell Revival Aircraft Fly-in and Rally, September 5th and 6th 2009

22nd April 2009

Following a recent meeting at Sywell between directors of Sywell Aerodrome and the Light Aircraft Association (LAA), this is to confirm the Sywell

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Tiger Moth flights coming soon

26th February 2009

You can already fly all manner of aircraft at Sywell from microlights to a WWII Harvard - but soon we will be starting our own Tiger Moth operation.

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History comes to light at Sywell Aerodrome

26th September 2008

Work on the all-weather runway at Sywell Aerodrome has been progressing well over the past few months and recent ground workings have uncovered an

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Vulcan makes a flying visit

18th September 2008

While serviceability sadly precluded her appearance at the Sywell Airshow last month, Vulcan XH558 put in an appearance at the Aerodrome today - in formation

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Sywell Airshow 2008 a great success!

2nd September 2008

Well the sun shone - after some early morning rain - and given this year's weather we call that a big success on its own! It looks like we had our best

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Ragwing Fly-in and Airshow update

15th August 2008

Saturday 23rd sees our Vintage ragwing fly-in - free landing fees, free goody bag and a competition for best aircraft. Stay overnight and enjoy the hog

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Sywell Airshow 2008 - latest updates

29th July 2008

We have lots of additions to the display line-up for the Sywell Airshow on August 24th - highlights include a huge number of WW1 types including no fewer

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Upcoming events at Sywell

10th June 2008

We have a range of upcoming events to tell you about, all listed on the events page - recent additions include the new range of talks being presented

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