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North Weald Airfield Information and Flying Experience Days

North Weald Airfield in Epping Forest, Essex located close to London and very near the M11. The airfield is a former RAF base home to the many RAF squadrons through its military use from 1916 to its closure as a military airfield in 1964. One of its former RAF residents, the Hwk Hunters saw action over the beaches of Dunkirk and played a key role in the Battle of Britain. More recently, the airfield has been used as a civilian airfield, hosting a variety of flying experiences, including flying lessons in light aircraft, the incredible Tiger Moth and the opportunity to fly alongside a spitfire available on FlyDays.
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North Weald Airfield
North Weald Bassett
Epping
CM16 6HR

Situated East of London not far from Stansted Airport. Leave the M11 at the Harlow Junction and follow signs to the Airfield.

Runway
02/20
Dimensions(m)
1881x45
Surface
Asphalt/ Concrete
TORA(m)
02-1725, 20-1558
LDA(m)
02-1558, 02-1725
AMSL
321ft
Restaurant Restaurant
Maintenance Maintenance
LandingFee Landing Fee
Hangarage Hangarage
Custiner Service Customs
Runway True Runways
Fuel Fuel
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Flying Experiences at North Weald Airfield Information and Flying Experience Days

60 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Biplane Flight
Take to the skies in the ultimate vintage aircraft with a 60 Minute flight in a faithfully restored iconic biplane, available to book at one of a gre ...
£579.00
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
15 Minute Biplane Taster Experience from flydays.co.uk
15 Minute Biplane Taster
There’s just something magical about a vintage biplane that modern aircraft just can’t hold a candle to. And if you’ve ever dreamt about flying one, ...
£159.00
15 Minute Tiger Moth Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
15 Minute Tiger Moth Flight
Step back in time to the late 1930s and embark on a journey through aviation history with our exclusive Flying Experience Voucher. Take the reins of ...
£159.00
Fly with a Spitfire Experience from flydays.co.uk
Fly with a Spitfire
You will be flying right up next to the magnificent World War II fighter plane on these breathtaking passenger flights from the airports at Headcorn ...
£579.00

Flying Experiences in South East

45 Minute City of London Helicopter Tour for Four Experience from flydays.co.uk
45 Minute City of London Helicopter Tour for Four
If you're looking for a unique way to experience London, consider booking a Private Helicopter Tour. This tour is perfect for groups of four and offe ...
£849.00
Top Gun Experience for Two - Saturdays Experience from flydays.co.uk
Top Gun Experience for Two - Saturdays
Will you fly with 'Goose' or 'Iceman' on this Saturday experience for two to fly a 'Top Gun' sortie with a fighter pilot in a military training aircr ...
£1395.00
Top Gun Experience for Two - Weekdays Experience from flydays.co.uk
Top Gun Experience for Two - Weekdays
You'll be 'Maverick' and 'Goose' on this Friday experience for two to fly a 'Top Gun' sortie with a fighter pilot in a military training aircraft. Ta ...
£1195.00
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
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Available nationwide, these 30-minute helicopter flying lessons are available at a whole host of locations and are completely flexible, meaning it is ...
£259.00
Indoor Skydiving for Two - Special Offer Experience from flydays.co.uk
Indoor Skydiving for Two - Special Offer
Looking for an unusual but fun flying experience day for you and a friend, family member or loved one to enjoy together? We think you'll be excited a ...
£139.98
Indoor Skydiving for One - Special Offer Experience from flydays.co.uk
Indoor Skydiving for One - Special Offer
This is your chance to discover the thrills and adrenaline of body-flying on this exciting indoor skydiving experience for one, available to book at ...
£69.99
Extended iFLY Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
Extended iFLY Experience
If you've ever been on one of our exciting iFLY Indoor Skydiving experiences before - or perhaps you just want to book more time suspended in a verti ...
£99.99

Information About North Weald Airfield

North Weald Airfield is located in the stunning Epping Forest in Essex. Located close to London and very near to the M11, the airfield is easily accessible by car. The airfield is a former RAF base home to the many RAF squadrons through its military use from 1916 to its closure as a military airfield in 1964. One of its former RAF residents, the Hawk Hunters, saw action over the beaches of Dunkirk and played a key role in the Battle of Britain.

North Weald is an operational general aviation aerodrome. It was an important fighter station during the battle of Britain, known as the RAF Station North Weald. It is also home to the North Weald Airfield Museum, many private aircraft, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, and an active flight training airfield.

Reopening in 1927, North Wald Airfield became the base of 56 squadrons, one of the most distinguished units of the RAF, once again becoming a front-line fighter station. 56 squadron became the community and heritage of the district, and by 1939, it was equipped with new hawker hurricane fighters. These hurricanes covered the retreat from Dunkirk and were among the first committed to the Battle of Britain.

The aerodrome was established in the summer of 1916 during the First World War by the Royal Flying Corps. In 1940, two American Eagle Squadrons moved into North Weald supplied with Supermarine spitfires. A few years later, Norwegian squadrons were reassigned to the airfield.

More recently, the airfield has been used as a civilian airfield, hosting a variety of Flying Experiences, including Flying Lessons in light aircraft, the incredible Tiger Moth and the opportunity to fly alongside a spitfire available on FlyDays.

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

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