Airfield information

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.

Pay at the pumps fuel UL 91 and 100LL available during site open hours. Pumps accept all major credit and debit cards.

Current price:

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.

Please check information on Old Warden Aerodrome with NATS Aeronautical Information Service 

Current Airfield status


Please note there are airfield drainage currently works in progress around the fuel pump and aircraft parking areas nearest the Visitor Centre. Even if you are a regular visitor please check the Shuttleworth website, current airfield status, where there is a link satellite image of the airfield showing where the works are located. The airfield remains open and the main runway unaffected but the whole works area will be cordoned off at times.  If you require fuel then you may need to liaise with the workers for access. Download the Drainage Works PDF for the map.

Following the spell of dry weather the runways are now firm as is the majority airfield. Occasional soft patches still remain on the taxi ways and parking areas.

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.


Hangarage available, click here for more information. For enquiries please email