Airfield information

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!

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No landing fees.

Please note: From the 1 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.

Current price:
100LL = £1.80 per litre
UL91 = £1.85 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

The all airfield surfaces remain firm however the surface is slippery and braking action severely reduced. There may be some patches of standing water on the maneuvering areas.

The area around the fuel pumps has recently had land drains installed. The narrow back filled 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.

From 8th October 2019 for approximately 3 weeks there will be ongoing work on the airfield installing underground ducting. Please see the airfield image showing the location of the works and other pertinent information. PLEASE NOTE the airfield will be CLOSED to visitors at short notice for several days during this period, so again PPR is essential.

Confine all maneuvering to the mown runways and taxiways.

Download the Airfield 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.


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