Airfield information

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. Airfield Information can be obtained at NATS Aeronautical Information Service

Radio frequency for Old Warden is 130.705Mhz.

Only 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.

  • Runway 21 is a Left-Hand circuit.
  • Runway 03 is a Right-Hand circuit.
  • Circuit Height is 800 feet.

All aircraft must do a standard overhead join at 1800 feet above aerodrome level and a full visual circuit before landing, making blind transmissions as appropriate on 130.705, as there may be people on the runway/airfield.

  • Look out for any non-radio aircraft that may be in the circuit with you.
  • Be aware that College Road (a private road), which crosses the airfield, is used by vehicles and pedestrians
  • Confine all maneuvering to the mown runways and taxiways.

When you have landed please park clear of the runways (between the Tower and the petrol pumps) and sign in at the Visitor Centre (mandatory). No landing fees apply.

All pilots use the aerodrome at their own risk and must PPR on 01767 627901 (you can still also use 01767 627927). Prior to telephoning for PPR it is assumed that the Shuttleworth terms and conditions (please read) are accepted.

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.

AIRFIELD STATUS

  • RWY 03 THRESHOLD DESIGNATOR TEMPORARILY REMOVED.
    RWY THR DISPLACED BY 15M AND INDICATED WITH DISPLACED THRESHOLD MARKERS.
  • LANDING AND TAKE OFF DISTANCES REDUCED TO 506M FOR BOTH RWY 03 AND RWY 21 DIRECTIONS.
  • THE USABLE RWY REMAINS NORTH OF THE UNCONTROLLED PRIVATE ROAD CROSSING WHICH IS USED BY VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS

All airfield surfaces are soft and are not suitable for aircraft with higher wheel loadings (i.e. Piper Arrow, C182RG etc..) The surfaces remain very slippery therefor braking action is severely reduced. There are patches of standing water and very soft ground on the maneuvering areas.

The area around the fuel pumps has recently had land drains installed. The narrow backfilled trenches that remain may contain softer soil, stone chippings or undulations until the grass grows back through. If you cross the drains do so with caution.

Download the Airfield Works PDF for the map.

AIRFIELD WEATHER

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Warning: This information is produced by an automated weather station. The accuracy of the information generated cannot be guaranteed.

AIRFIELD FACILITIES

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 = £1.80 per litre
UL91 = £1.85 per litre

The site has a restaurant, gift shop, and play area. Old Warden airfield and Shuttleworth Aerodrome is home to the internationally significant Shuttleworth Collection, Swiss Garden, and The House

ADDITIONAL AIRFIELD INFORMATION

The aerodrome is a vintage airshow venue from May-October, please see our 2020 Airshows.

Additional fly-ins, Moth rally, and Beer & BBQ events take place throughout the year. If you are interested in hosting a club fly-in, please contact events@shuttleworth.org

For hangarage availability, see our hangarage webpage for more information or email engineers@shuttleworth.org.

Our history: The Collection founder Richard Shuttleworth first landed at Old Warden, the field and surrounds cleared of obstructive trees, on 26th September 1932 – the day Old Warden aerodrome was born!