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12 May 16 - Dean Licheri - london

Very nice airfield. One of the few were landing there are still no landing fees and it is left up to the individual to make a donation to the squadron.

 

Great runway. Great atmosphere ...

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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20 Feb 16 - Richard Colin Cornish - hemel hempstead

A regular visitor to NW (The North Weald-Elstree Shuttle!!) ex Elstree.....fuel prices are the reason PLUS the friendliness of the airfield...."Keep North Weald Flying"

 

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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24 Aug 14 - RON CHARBONNEAU - CRAWLEY

Flew to North Weald for the first time today and have to report how great an airfield it is, great location, good runway, cafe, landing fee (£12) and the friendliness and informality adds to the positive experience. Now, how's about £1.65 per litre for Avgas delivered to your steed, believe it coz it's true!

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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30 Aug 13 - Alexander Belonin - London
Sunday, the main long runway 02/20 was used for car racing. The second shorter one was available with the strong crosswind and downslope gradient. The runways themselves were wide enough to feel comfortable in crosswinds and the hard pavement gave a very good grip. One of the best airfields so far. That's the landing video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOdtMCv0tHg Another video for the long main runway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gvjZSNOfqQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gvjZSNOfqQ
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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30 Aug 13 - Alexander Belonin - London
Sunday, the main long runway 02/20 was used for car racing. The second shorter one was available with the strong crosswind and downslope gradient. The runways themselves were wide enough to feel comfortable in crosswinds and the hard pavement gave a very good grip. One of the best airfields so far. That's the landing video : Another video for the long main runway:
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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29 Mar 13 - Kevin Lewis - Royston
I haven't visited North Weald for a couple of years, I was a bit put off by the Stansted TMZ, but today I decided to make the trip. The TMZ is really a non event, stay below 1500 and squawk 7010 when talking to North Weald Radio and its absolutely no trouble at all. Its still a great place to visit with a wide variety of aircraft using the runway, from Jets to turboprop twins and the usual variety of light singles, there always seems to be something to see. Great outdoor seating area, good simple food and a friendly welcome with a great professional sounding A/G radio service.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
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29 Dec 11 - Matthew Kitson - Exeter
I flew into North Weald on 27/12/11 in a Slingsby Firefly. I received a very friendly and warm welcome from the professional gentleman in the tower. I was just picking up a friend so I didn’t sample the menu but I was impressed by the ‘Squadron’ club house with its WW2 memorabilia. The landing fee was £12 which is reasonable for a great airfield with a large runway. I will definitely visit again due to warm welcome and I would like to visit the museum there when it is open.
  • Standard of runway: 3
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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18 Apr 11 - Keith Parker - Surrey
We flew in with 4 other aircraft from Fairoaks, a great well supported event, the weather also helped. I have to agree with Pauls comments below,a great day out and loads of different aircraft to look at, I have to say the mint Stearman was my favourite, followed by the Sokoui who could not get his exhaust smoke system under control!with the Landing fee of £10 donated to Help for Heroes. All the Staff were very helpful and the catering team also well organised, they also had more mashalls than a Led Zepplin concert, well done and thank North Weald.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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17 Apr 11 - Paul Gandy - Heathfield
Visited the Charity Fly-in at North Weald today along with 6 other aircraft from our airfield in Sussex. Its a long time since I have been to North Weald and the Stanstead TMZ has appeared in the meanwhile, but it was straightforward once I had reminded myself of the procedures. We were given a specific squawk (not the normal Stanstead listening squawk) when we called for PPR but I'm not sure whether this was just for the fly-in. Class A at 1500' above so cicuits are at 800'. The Squadron restaurant is good, the runways are in good condition and the welcome was friendly. Some interesting aircraft based there - we parked next to three Folland Gnats (now that would be a great weekend toy!) and there were a number of Sukois and Yaks doing their stuff. Well worth a visit
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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27 Jul 09 - Keith Parker - Surrey
Flew to North Weald from Sywell, this was leg 2 of 4.Farnbrough north gave us a LARs service from Sywell to North Weald, my very capable flying partner did a sterling job getting us around the Luton /Stantead zones and the potential infrigment area of 1500ft near Stanstead. Northweald radio were very helpful as this was our frst visit to the field. There was a loads of activity on site, Gnates, Biz Jet thing, and more to the point loads of Yaks which pleased my flying buddy, ( he has a Yak obsession) We stopped for a health options all day breakfast in the Squadron and savered the great atmosphere, you must give it a try, well done North Weald...Next stop Headcorn
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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9 Dec 08 - Gareth Hansford - Hampton
Visited North Weald over the weekend, easy to find, very helpful and friendly ground crew. Good value landing fee for such a big runway! Great selection of varied planes to ogle around the airfield in the hangars if you have time.

On approach from the east Essex Radar was very busy and not really that interested in speaking to me! Guides suggest speaking to them first, but perhaps there are other procedures for the locals that avoid that?

  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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23 Jan 08 - Ken Buchanan - London
Great airfield, easy to find and massive runways. The Squadron has cheap plentiful food and a great WW2 atmosphere. Just watch out for the Stansted CTA @ 1500'QNH which seemed to rule out an overhead join for me.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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24 Oct 07 - David Hill - Syerston
Excellent airfield to visit. Radio was professional and helpful. The Squadron was welcoming and the food was tasty and good value.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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23 Jul 07 - Fillipo Barchetta - Milan
I will visit all airfields in UK if possible in 7 months .. so far North Weald Old Buck Cranfield and Aberporth North Weald the best follwed by old buckenham ... I cannot praise north weald enough ... fantastic!!!!!
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17 Mar 07 - Kevin Lewis - Royston
Great airfield, very friendly right from the telephone call when getting PPR. AG radio very clear and friendly. Staff in 'The Squadron' - flying club and cafe also seemed really nice. This is an enormous runway, wide and very long, its easy to spot, and in reasonable condition. There is plenty of activity, and a nice outdoor seating area with picnic tables and what looked like a BBQ for the summer. Vey easy to find - watch out for Stansted CTA at 1500ft. I'll definitely be going back.
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4 Feb 07 - Neal Jones - Shenfield
The best GA airfield in the UK...by far!! Great aircraft, super facilities with runway as long as the M-1...and huge bacon baps!!!
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21 Dec 06 - Richard Fitzgerald - London
First visit earlier this week, and really liked the history and feel of the place. Generous runway, and even more generous bacon sarnies in the naafi!
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10 Feb 06 - Alan Peaford - Grays
Visited North Weald for the first time yesterday. Great experience and loved the Squadron building - lots of people sitting around drinking tea and talking about their formation flying and the joys of a Jet Provost. Wonderful long (and wide)runway which came in useful with the 24 knot crosswind. Remembering to stick around 1400 feet to keep under the Stansted zone focuses the mind. Great historic aircraft too. Feels like you have stepped back to a true World War 2 field.
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31 Dec 05 - David Richardson - Fowlmere
Visited in October (but only just got round to writing the review!). Very friendly, lots to see and great all day breakfaast - what more could you want?
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27 Jan 05 - smorley - Staines
N Weald is a fantastic place! Good caff, bags of History, interesting aircraft.
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30 Nov 04 - Nick .
have been to north weald many times what a place to visit, loads to see if you take the time to look. home of area 51 jet training so the weekends have lots of jet movements. also lots of other planes there, if you are lucky enough to get a look in the hangers B25, vampire hunters , hueys, seafires, and lots more also lots of JP3 and JP5.

Free landings there, be care full of the height requirement 1200 seet with in 10 miles and 2500 under the london tma.

worth a visit, I have flown a yak 52 there and had a ride in a hawker hunter

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21 Jan 04 - Damian Cross - Chiswick
Visit date: 18/01/04. After skirting around the Stapleford CTR and then descending under 1,500 to stay clear of Stanstead I made my final approach to Rwy 02. On the threshold were a bunch of spectators hanging around a glider and tug. My final approach was high so slipped the C182 into a fully deflected left wing down, full right rudder configuration. Must have looked a sight being 100ft asl (above spectator level) in a full side slip - my co-pilot told me they took plenty of picutures. However, once I landed I quickly realised that I was the minority at this superbly outfitted airfield. There were Yak's in formation on the left, Gliders on the right, radio controlled aircraft on left base, and amazing historic buildings/planes dotted around for all to admire. This was my first visit to EGSX.... but definitely not my last. By the way, try the roast lamb - delicious! Damian Cross Based at EGKB
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6 Aug 03 - Aviatrix Aviatrix - Hatfield Aerodrome
Aviation heaven - particularly if you like vintage aircraft.

Alan and Keith, managers of The Squadron - the on-field club - will look after your every need.
John will refuel your aeroplane with tender loving care.
The kitchen staff will not let you leave hungry. There's a bar too. Hic!

It has a lovely long wide runway too.

Keep a look out for their regular fly-ins.
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