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13 Mar 16

Visited today 13th March 2016 in N66MS Turbo Arrow. Rwy 03 in use a bit breezy.....050/19kts.....good ATC service over-all nice under used "commercial" airport....landing fee of £21 a bit steep considering no service apart from ATC radio/ATIS....no radar at Lydd so the 7066 sqw is a courtesy to near-by radar units that you are "working" Lydd App......

 

If the airport does increase in commercial traffic then I assume the fee will only increase?.......to deter GA movements?

 

May visit again someday?

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23 Sep 15

I visited Lydd today for the first time during my Hour-Building with a flight from Kemble routing:

Kemble > Swindon > Blackbushe OVHD > OCK > Sevenoaks > Tenterden > Lydd (Same route for the way back).

It has a lovely approach, on a nice day, looking out over the English Channel and also the Thames Estuary mouth out to the East. The runway was well maintained as well as the taxi-ways and Aprons. A few dips in the Apron and taxiway however. The Alpha taxiway probably could do with a little bit more guidance for the taxiway edges that could help at night?

A good service given by Lydd ATC as I approached and departed the airfield.

As I made my way through into the Reception to pay my landing fee, I found the general reception area tidy, light and also GA Pilot Briefing Facilities provided. (I did not use these).

It was very quiet however in the airport. It seems the airport is trying to design it like a normal commercial airport but there were no commercial flights happening, therefore desks were closed and not manned.

The toilets were 'ok', definitely NOT what I was expecting after I had paid the pretty hefty £21 landing fee for a PA28!! So maybe the toilets do need a little more attention to and also the general area of the airport inside.

The restaurant food was 'ok'. I had a Cheeseburger and Chips with Beans. Originally it came with Salad, I asked can I have beans, the lady taking my order (Probably owner) quite rudely said 'You'll have to pay extra for that...'. I thought it was a bit weird as I was saving them some Salad?

The meal on a whole was ok, it tasted more like I had just got it from a roadside van, especially the Burger.

Wifi was fine, so I planned my return leg and after finishing my meal I headed out the aircraft to depart.

So, would I return to Lydd? Certainly not for a £21.00 Landing fee, Probably not even £15.00. I would put this airport into the region of £10.00-£12.00 for a landing fee. I did not uplift any fuel or oil.

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Follow me! - Lydd Ground OPS
16 Apr 10
The helpful ground OPS waiting for my plane (I wish!). These chaps do a good line in Duty Free (fuel) if you are stopping at Lydd - to go to the continent. You can also clear Customs and flight plan there.
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Short final 03
16 Apr 10
Approaching Lydd from the West looking East to Greatstone, Hythe and New Romney villages.
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Approaching Lydd overhead
16 Apr 10
Lydd overhead looking South. Note the Dungeness Power Station - keep a 1.5Nm seperation if you are landing - 2Nm if you are not.
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Finding Lydd - why do some find it difficult
From (Anonymous)
15 Apr 10
Lydd Airport - built in the 1950s - is in a large area previously used for gravel extraction. On a less than clear day the runway - even its relatively new tarmac - is often difficult to pick out amongst the many old gravel extraction "tracks". Here is a view from downwind into a right hand 03 arrival.
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New VRP approaching LYDD from West
15 Jul 08
A new wind farm is being constructed to the East of the town of Rye and will stretch from 4 to 6 NM from the Lydd overhead.
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New VRP approaching LYDD from West
15 Jul 08
A new wind farm is being constructed to the East of the town of Rye and will stretch from 4 to 6 NM from the Lydd overhead.
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30 May 07
I have flown into Lydd a number of times from Oxford and every trip has been great. Flying north of the Heathrow CTA you get to see Wembley Stadium and the Millenium Dome then cross the Thames for a scenic flight to the coast.

ATC are very friendly and helpful and the runway has a new surface and is top quality. Plenty of parking and a nice rural area top it off as an excellent stop.

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30 May 07
I have flown into Lydd a number of times from Oxford and every trip has been great. Flying north of the Heathrow CTA you get to see Wembley Stadium and the Millenium Dome then cross the Thames for a scenic flight to the coast.

ATC are very friendly and helpful and the runway has a new surface and is top quality. Plenty of parking and a nice rural area top it off as an excellent stop.

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Dungeness
3 May 07
We could see this from 30 miles away the day before - to be avoided at all costs!
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"CIDER" and me
3 May 07
"CIDER" and me at the end of a hard week of IMC training !
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Climbing out of Lydd off 22 heading NW
3 May 07
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3 May 07
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Power checks complete and taxi to "Alpha"
3 May 07
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20 Sep 06
Lydd Aero Club Trainer

The new ILS has and offset approach

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20 Sep 06
Lydd Aero Club Plane

The one on the right!

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20 Sep 06
Lydd Aero Club Plane, 

The one in the middle!

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12 May 06
Formation of Lynx at Lydd
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14 Oct 05
Short finals to 21
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Overhead 1500ft
24 Aug 05
Lydd's new (Commercial) stands and resurfaced runway 21-03
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Lydd from the West
10 May 05
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Approaching 03
21 Feb 05
Approaching 03 (changed from 04 Nov04) overhead.
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17 Jan 05
Solo Cross Country flight.

A few minutes before the start of descent into Lydd, passing over Rye. PA 38

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Uckfield (SE UK)
17 Jan 05
My local town, my house is visible in the distance ;-)

Enroute to Lydd at approx 2200ft amsl

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SW Uckfield (SE UK), approx 2200ft amsl.
17 Jan 05
Enroute on my solo Cross Country to Lydd.

About 3nm south west of Uckfield, Gatwick visible in the distance. A/c PA 38.

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Lydd arrivals
From Nick .
30 Nov 04
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1 Sep 04
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