Richard Shuttleworth first landed at Old Warden, after the field and surrounds had been cleared of obstructive trees, on 26th September 1932 – the day Old Warden aerodrome was born!
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No landing fees.
Please note: From the 1st of December 2018, Old Warden’s Radio frequency will change to 130.705
Pay at the pumps fuel UL 91 and 100LL available during site open hours. Pumps accept all major credit and debit cards.
100LL = £1.86 per litre
UL91 = £1.90 per litre
Old Warden and the Shuttleworth Collection is a private, unlicensed aerodrome, situated in a rural area. The airfield is not inspected daily and the manoeuvring area is uneven, so please exercise caution.
Runway 03/21 is available to visiting aircraft. Please note that all other runways may be in use by resident aircraft and must be kept clear.
All pilots use the aerodrome at their own risk and must PPR on 01767 627901 (you can still also use 01767 627927). If your journey originates from outside of the UK your GAR reference number will be requested when you PPR. For information on obtaining this please see the ‘GAR information’ section below. You are required to read and accept the pilot terms and conditions for using this airfield.
Current Airfield status
Fuel is available from the self-service fuel pumps.
The area around the fuel pumps is undergoing drainage works and should be kept clear unless fuel is needed. Please refer to the attached diagram below. Access to the pumps is adjacent to the fence line between it and a row of cones. There are black lines of stone chippings marking the recently laid land drains ( 6meters apart). The fuel hoses are long (approx. 20m) so there may not be a need to cross the drains. If the drains are to be crossed check that the ground is sufficiently firm first. Caution the loose stone chippings and if appropriate we suggest the drains are crossed at an angle of at least 45 degrees one wheel at a time.
Download the Drainage Works PDF for the map.
The runways remain firm as is the majority airfield. All surfaces are slippery with occasional soft patches and puddles on the taxiways especially after a wet period.
Confine all manoeuvring to the mown runways and taxiways.
A satellite image of the airfield with parking and additional information can be downloaded here.
Old Warden Airfield weather
Warning: This information is produced by an automated weather station. The accuracy of the information generated cannot be guaranteed.