Looking for a great flying experience or flying lessons in Buckinghamshire? Turweston Aerodrome, located on Turweston Airfield in the Aylesbury Vale, is an ideal location, with good links bordering with Northamptonshire. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one to some time in the skies, no prior experience is required in many of their light aircraft, and we have gift vouchers available that can be used at a time to suit you or them.
The roots of Turweston Airfield trace back to WWII, when it was first opened in November 1942 as a bomber training facility for the Royal Air Force. Boasting a T1 hangar, it also had three runways: the first, 10/28 measuring 1,829 m × 46 m, the second, 04/22, measuring 1,280 m × 46 m (which was extended to 1,600 m at a later date) and the third, measuring 1,280 m × 46 m.
Among the squadrons that were based here were the Vickers Wellingtons and Avro Ansons of the No. 12 Operational Training Unit RAF, as well as the de Havilland Mosquito, Airspeed Oxford and the Hawker Hurricane. Although it closed for military usage after the end of WWII in 1945, it was retained by the Air Ministry.
The Aerodrome as we know it today officially opened in 1994, and includes an airfield, which still partially uses some of the original runways, an aero-club and a flight school. Among the flying experiences that we offer to be booked here are our very popular helicopter tours, with a chance to take to the skies for a 6 Mile Buzz experience starting from as little as £39.
We also offer flying lessons in a Microlight aeroplane, from introductory sessions through to flying lessons under a qualified CAA instructor, who will be on hand to ensure your safety, build your confidence and performance and offer feedback on your performance.
You can book directly onto an available date from all our Turweston Aerodrome packages, or alternatively purchase our open gift voucher for great flexibility and a unique gift idea to put towards the flying experience of your choice.
Runway information unavailable