About Us

About Us

Welcome to Sywell Aerodrome - set in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside.

Sywell Aerodrome dates back to 1928 and has evolved from a WWII RAF facility into 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 has been awarded the AOA “Best General Aviation Airport” Award for 2009, 2011, 2012 and most recently 2019.


Sywell Aerodrome offers a range of facilities for both the experienced pilot, enthusiasts, and those looking to learn to fly. The Aerodrome operates on the original grass runways and also boasts an all-weather concrete runway complete with high-tech LED lights powered by renewable energy from wind turbines.

The Aerodrome has its own ESEA approved Engineering department on site (Brooklands Engineering) as well as its own Flying Club (Brooklands Flying Club) for those looking to learn to fly.


Sywell Aerodrome offers high quality commercial property and office space alongside the fully operational airfield offering an attractive and create work environment. Sywell is ideally situated centrally within the UK with easy access by road with fast access to major road networks.

The Aerodrome offers a large quantity of industrial space across 65 units, ranging from 500 – 60,000 sq ft. All of the commercial properties are located within the secure perimeter fencing of the Aerodrome itself.

Hotel, Bar & Restaurant 

The Aviator Hotel is a unique Art Deco styled Hotel, Bar and Restaurant facility located within Sywell Aerodrome and overlooking the original grass airfield. Formerly the original Pilots Clubhouse and Officers Mess during the Second World War, the Aviator has been extensively renovated in recent years to its former Art Deco glory, whilst retaining much of its rich Aviation history.

The Aviator and its hotel offer a relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, and a variety of drinks options, as well as event facilities that can accommodate from 5 to 500 delegates. It also features outdoor seating on the garden terrace and large garden area with views across the airfield for guests to watch the aircraft take off and land and often the odd air display.

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Aerodrome History Friends of Sywell Aerodrome News Aerodrome Magazine