Sibson Aerodrome - sometimes known locally as Peterborough / Sibson Airport - is one of our most popular flying experience venues in East Anglia, positioned in the village of Sibson-cum-Stibbington in Cambridgeshire. It offers a wealth of great flying packages that can be booked here with us on FlyDays.
It is located north of the now defunct RAF Peterborough airbase that was in operation between 1932 and 1964, and is the only surviving reminder of that RAF base, the majority of which has now either returned to farming use or been demolished to make way for housing and new road links.
In its military operations, RAF Peterborough was the base of numerous units, particularly during World War II, such as the No. 7 Flying Training School and the No. 7 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit.
Today, Sibson Aerodrome is a privately run airfield, with several flying schools and clubs running from there including the Peterborough Flying School. It has a grass runway, measuring 935 x 30 metres, hangarage and fuelling facilities, plus a very popular licenced venue called the Blue Skies Bar which serves hot and cold refreshments.
Ballooning in Cambridgeshire
One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Cambridgeshire is our range of Hot Air Ballooning packages we have on offer at Sibson. They’re particularly good to book once the summer months arrive.
They’re also a unique way to enjoy this much celebrated corner of the East of England in a serene, peaceful setting, in the basket of a balloon many feet up in the air.
Just think, you - and even a loved one, as we offer this package for two to enjoy too - could be taking in the hazy summer morning sunrise, watching it dapple the surrounding hedgerows, fields and villages.
Learn to Fly at Sibson
The Peterborough Flying School has a variety of fantastic two-seater aircraft on offer at Sibson, including a Piper PA-28 Cherokee, and no less than four variants on the Cessna A150. And as the school is approved to run flying lessons through the Civil Aviation Authority, they’re perfect for taking your first flight.
An expert flying instructor will be on board in the cockpit with you, as you take off, many miles up into the air, and navigate the controls for the first time, and experience the fun of being airborne.
And whether you opt for a 30 minute or 60 minute session, this valuable experience you gain will count towards that which you need to gain your Private Pilot’s Licence too.
Parachuting near Peterborough
UK Parachuting, also known as Skydive Airkix, have been in operation at Sibson for many years also, and who run a fantastic range of Skydiving and Parachuting packages from here - the ultimate flying experience for adrenaline rush seekers.
Taking to the skies in a Cessna 208, you’ll leave the plane in tandem with an instructor, and experience the full rush and sheer power of being airborne, as your parachute deploys and you glide gracefully back to base.
You’ll land back on terra firma breathless and speechless, in no doubt that you’ve just had one of the most amazing experiences of your life, many thousands of feet up in the air!
Booking to Fly at Sibson
As you’ll see, no matter what field of flying you or a loved one are interested in, FlyDays offers something for everyone to enjoy at Sibson Aerodrome. You can book onto available dates for any experience you see listed using our regularly updated Events calendar.
Or why not purchase our open gift voucher for a great, flexible gift idea for any special occasion? You can use them to put towards the experience you want at a time to suit your requirements.