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Beccles Airfield

Situated within the beautiful Suffolk countryside, Beccles Airfield - or Beccles Aerodrome as it is also known in the area - offers those flying enthusiasts in East Anglia the opportunity to get airborne with a great value and exciting flying experience. A one time WWII airbase and heliport for the North Sea oil and gas industry, at FlyDays we offer a wide variety of Beccles Airfield Flying Experiences. Browse and book from our open Gift Vouchers below today.
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Beccles Aerodrome
Beccles Airfield
Beccles
NR34 7PJ

Situated just outside Lowestoft on the East Anglian Coast, Beccles Aerodrome can be accessed from the A146 or A12. The nearest train station is Beccles, and a taxi from the station to the airfield is just under 10 minutes.

Runway
09/27
Dimensions(m)
696x18
Surface
Concrete/Grass
TORA(m)
09-568
LDA(m)
09-624
AMSL
60ft
Restaurant Restaurant
Maintenance Maintenance
LandingFee Landing Fee
Hangarage Hangarage
Custiner Service Customs
Runway True Runways
Fuel Fuel
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Flying Experiences at Beccles Airfield

30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Choose a location from one of the available Nationwide flying clubs to have a 30 minute Flying Lesson. There is no better way to take the first steps ...
£99.00
Microlighting East Anglia Experience from flydays.co.uk
Microlighting East Anglia
This is your chance to go Microlighting in a 60 minute flying session over East Anglia! Hosted at Beccles Airfield - or Ellough Airfield, as it is kn ...
£179.00
Tandem Skydive Experience from flydays.co.uk
Tandem Skydive
Experience the joy of free fall whilst safely attached to a highly trained instructor a tandem skydive. Falling at 120 mph you will descend to 5000 f ...
£230.00

Flying Experiences in East of England

30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Choose a location from one of the available Nationwide flying clubs to have a 30 minute Flying Lesson. There is no better way to take the first steps ...
£99.00
Weekday 90 Minute Lynx Session Experience from flydays.co.uk
Weekday 90 Minute Lynx Session
The Westland Lynx had been flying in the UK’s skies since 1971 as is a firm favourite with aviation lovers. The helicopter was decommissioned by the ...
£140.00
30 Minute Combat Flight for Two Offer Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Combat Flight for Two Offer
Ever dreamt of stepping into the cockpit of a Spitfire or a Messerschmitt and engaging in high-stakes dogfights just like the heroes of the Battle of ...
£75.00
60 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing
Take flight for 60 minutes in a Microlight, with full pre-flight briefing at our biggest selection of UK airfields, all of which have microlighting c ...
£169.00
30 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing
Get to know one of the lightest ways to enjoying a flying experience, with this 30 Minute Flight in a Microlight, including Briefing, available at a ...
£99.00
40 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
40 Minute Biplane Flight
An aerial trip back in time awaits on this 40 minute flight in a carefully restored vintage biplane, available to get up in the sky in at our biggest ...
£359.00
30 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Biplane Flight
Chocks away, chaps, as you get to take a retrospective flight like no other on a 30 Minute Flight in a stunning and fully restored vintage Biplane at ...
£299.00
30 Minute Flying Lesson and IWM Duxford Entry Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson and IWM Duxford Entry
Take to the air with a 30 Minute Flying Lesson at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. On arrival you will be given a safety brief by the team so you ar ...
£169.00

Information About Beccles Airfields

Situated within the beautiful Suffolkcountryside is Beccles Airfield - or Beccles Aerodrome, as it is also known as in the area - which offers flying enthusiasts in East Anglia the opportunity to go airborne with a great value and exciting flying experience. Situated just outside Lowestoft on the East Anglian Coast, Beccles Aerodrome can be accessed from the A146 or A12.

In 1942, the United States Army Air Force began operations in the British Isles against Germany, so several airfields had to be built in the East of England. In 1943, work to build the Airfield began. Identified as station 132, it was completed in 1994 in the then-usual ‘A’ styled layout. The Airfield was the last to be completed in Suffolk during the war, and the USAAF had no use for the Airfield, so it passed briefly to RAF Bomber Command before being operated by No.16 Group RAF, RAF Coastal Command from August 1944.

The field was used as an air-sea rescue post until closure in 1945 and saw various RAF and FAA squadrons operating multiple aircraft such as the Vickers Warwick, Supermarine Sea Otter and Fairey Swordfish. Being very close to the coast, Beccles became a natural first landing destination for damaged aircraft returning from their flight.

In 1943, the Airfield was used by de Havilland Mosquitos of 618 Squadron - RAF squadron during WWII to carry off various bouncing bombs. To practise dropping spinning bombs called ‘Highball’, which were a part of the bouncing bombs used by the 617 Dambuster Squadron to breach damns in Germany in 1943. The bouncing bombs were designed to intelligently bounce to a target across the water to avoid obstacles like torpedo nets.

As the war in Europe saw the finishing line, the necessity for Air Sea Rescue diminished, and the 208 squadron was relocated to Langham. For a while, the buildings on the Airfield were used to house German prisoners of war.

Today, Beccles Airfield offers a variety of Flying Experiences for you to be a part of.

Please remember that Flying Experiences are dependent on weather conditions, so at times may need to be rescheduled.

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