Enstone Airfield is surrounded by the glorious Oxfordshire countryside and those enjoying a flying experience are also rewarded with spellbinding views of the nearby Cotswolds and Gloucestershire. So if you are visiting the region, or simply live in the area, then make tracks to Enstone Airfield for the flight of your life with FlyDays.co.uk.
Enstone Airfield is open 7 days a week. It offers local a local restaurant, The Crown Inn, at Church Enstone serving snacks and homemade cakes. If you are planning on landing your own aircraft, there is a landing fee of £10.00. Please note some or all of the flying experiences below at Enstone Airfield may be run by an independent operator and the flight dates will be subject to availability.
Oxfordshire Sportflying Ltd
Situated near the village of Enstone, Enstone Airfield is easily accessible from the historic university city of Oxford, just over half an hour’s drive up the A44. It is also in good proximity to Chipping Norton and Bicester from the A41 and A34. The nearest train station is Bicester Village, and a taxi from the station to the airfield takes just half an hour.
The countryside around Oxfordshire, and the nearby Cotswolds and Gloucestershire is some of the most beautiful in all the British Isles. What better way therefore, to enjoy it then from the air? Enstone Airfield offers you the opportunity to do just that. It is also steeped in aviation history.
It’s story really begins in World War II, when it was opened in 1942 as a satellite airfield for the RAF base at the nearby small market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. The main force based there at the time were the Vickers Wellington bombers, who used it as their Operational Training Unit.
From and to just after the end of the war in 1945, it was also a base for the USAAF North American Harvards and RAF Airspeed Oxfords, before it closed for good in 1947. It has since returned to civilian flying purposes, which still remain in operation to this day.
It is the base for the Oxfordshire Sportflying Club, as well as other clubs and flying schools that offer training in flying light aircraft and Microlights, with an 1100 x 40 metre Asphalt runway and an 800 metre long grass runway that runs parallel to this.
Enstone Airfield is a very conveniently located base for fantastic flying experiences and is a popular destination with aviation fans.
It is located a stone’s throw from Banbury and within easy reach of the M40 motorway and the A44. More importantly, it is nestled amongst the rolling English countryside, meaning flying above some of the quaintest villages and scenery in the whole of the UK.
Our 30 minute aeroplane flying lesson for one in a two seater aeroplane is the perfect introduction to the amazing world of flying. As well as being an incredible experience, it can also actually count as your first steps towards a Private Pilot’s Licence.
Other highlights include a short flight briefing by your instructor and, of course, actually being able to take the controls and fly the aeroplane. A signed certificate highlighting your achievements tops off the perfect package.
After you’ve been bitten by the aviation bug, then the next step is to try our 60 minute aeroplane flying lesson for one in a two seater aeroplane.
Your confidence will grow with more time in the air, and your trained instructor will explain all aspects of the flight ensuring you are learning while having great fun.
Once again, the experience can count towards a Private Pilot’s Licence, and a signed certificate will be yours to keep forever.
FlyDays.co.uk is proud to offer an exciting new combination flying lesson. This is your chance to navigate the aeroplane and also take over the controls – the ultimate flying experience for a budding aviator.
Taking to the skies with FlyDays.co.uk couldn’t be easier. Simply select the experience you want, book onto an available date or purchase an open gift voucher, then sit back and look forward to a great time in the cockpit high up in the clouds!