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14 Jan 16

Visited Sywell from Netherthorpe (EGNF) for a short winters flight on 13/01/2016. This was in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe. This was my first X-country after gaining a "fATPL". PPR was arranged via a phone call with zero fuss.

 

We routed at 3000ft and had a zone transit of East Midlands airspace. Weather was fantastic for the time of year.

We completed a standard overhead join and had a 10kt crosswind from the right for the landing on runway 21.

 

We went for fuel which is self service, well worth remembering on the cross country flights if you need to drop in for fuel!

 

Breakfast was served in the fantastic Pilots Mess café. It was a lovely breakfast but a little pricey at £7 each in my opinion. The airfield as a whole is in great condition and appears to be doing well. The landing fee was £15 which to be honest I am happy to pay if it keeps the airfield in thriving condition.

 

Would certainly recommended a visit.

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Blades
17 Apr 15

The Blades aerobatic team have a new colour scheme this year.

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G-MYBA
2 Sep 14
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5 May 13
Visited Sywell today 05.05.13 Top class airfield. Helpful and enthusiastic when booking PPR and same friendly greeting from Radio and ground staff. The airfield is spotless, the runway, taxiways and apron are superb and with a landing fee of £15, exceptional value for the quality. As always, we tested the café and again service and quality couldn't be faulted. Price also very reasonable for the quality What a great place and I look forward to going again soon.
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Into Sywell Summer 2012
24 Nov 12

Decent into Sywell Expo 2012

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Sywell Pumps and tower from Apron
4 Jul 12

Sywell was my second landing on my Qualifying Cross Country flight. I'd never been there before, and loved the art-deco feel of the place!

This is an arty shot from the wing of my hired Piper Warrior.

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Sywell chills - November 2010
5 Aug 11
Summer seemed a long way off
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Sywell hard runway
23 Jun 11
Just to update the photo archive of Sywell with an aerial shot illustrating the new hard runway. It's a shame to ruin such a beautiful grass airfield, but totally understandable given the many days of flying they used to lose each year due to waterlogged grass.
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18 Oct 10
My first land away since gaining my PPL and couldn't have picked a better airfield. ATC were helpful and straightforward, got to park behind the RAF Blades, and the full english in the 'Pilots Mess' was outstanding!
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22 Jun 10
Flew into Sywell today. Great Bacon Butty from the 'Pilot's Mess' served up by a very friendly Andrea though at present the variety is limited (hopefully a bigger range will be available soon). Friendly staff on the apron and in the tower made this a great destination to fly to and I hope to return on a weekend to check out the aviation museum.
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Visiting Hurricane (Museum opening day)
6 Apr 10
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Red Baron
30 Sep 08
Saw it and decided to get a shot or two of it!!
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Wing walkers
24 Aug 08
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14 Jun 08
Headed to Sywell today for my first ever grass landing!

FISO was very efficient, and the runways were in excellent condition. For some reason the airfield was very quiet today, but we had a nice late lunch in the Pilots Mess. Definitely worth a visit!

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31 May 07
I'm a regular visitor and used to keep an aeroplane here, so maybe I'm biased, but the recent investments have transformed Sywell into one of the best GA airfields in the UK.

The Pilot's Mess has been an inspired addition, making the airfield itself a location one can fly a passenger to in the knowledge that they'll enjoy recovering from my landing(s)!

The self-service fuel facility also offers a great 'out-of-hours' resource for those who have limited fuel capacity. Plus the art-deco ambience of the place means that sometimes you can enter a real timewarp if old aeroplanes are about!

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3 Mustangs
7 Apr 07
3 Mustangs flew in together for the 2007 opening of the Sywell Museum
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7 Apr 07
This is the third time I have been to Sywell, what a fantastic place, friendly guys in the tower offering a good FIS, friendly guys in the fuel kiosk. Plenty to see and do at Sywell, and always lots of interesting aircraft, fixed wing, and rotary. Excellent runways, the main one plenty long enough for most GA aircraft, and really easy to find. There is both a Cafe, with balcony to look at the aircraft, and a licenced bar and restaurant AND a Hotel, AND a small museum, theres a nice 'buzz' about the place. It was quite busy today, when departing I was 5th in a queue at the hold for the runway, and there were others behind me and landing aircraft. It was all dealt with extremely efficiently and politely by the controller on duty. I will go again, and this is somewhere I would defintely take first time passengers too.
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Mustang
27 Mar 07
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Mustang over Sywell
27 Mar 07
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7 Aug 06
British Helicopter Championships
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7 Aug 06
British Helicopter Championships
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19 Jul 06
A visiting 'Airvan' to the Sywell Fly In.
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18 Jul 06
Downwind for 05R, at this point looking down 15L.

Would like to know what the cross in the field is for?

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From (Anonymous)
9 Jul 06
Flypast at Northampton Sywell by the RAF's Red Arrows
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7 Jul 06
You don't need a big show day to spot a beauty!

Thank you Den and Jeff (Sywell ATC) for welcoming the Lancaster overhead.

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4 May 06
2Excel launch
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4 May 06
2Excel Launch - Extra 300 display as seen from my window!
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4 May 06
2Excel Launch Display, Sywell
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28 Apr 06
Finding Sywell is simple, if you know where to look for it ;-))
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28 Apr 06
Juliet Foxtrot at Sywell wishing she was an Extra!
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Final approach for 03L
9 Apr 06
The new, shorter, 03R is next to it, as well as 15/23.
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21 Mar 06
Departing R05
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Visit by members of UKGA taken from the Tower
22 Feb 06
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Sywell AFISU.
22 Feb 06
 
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10 Feb 06
Nice and busy for a winters afternoon at Sywell, but the weather started to come in.
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10 Feb 06
RAF2000 autogyro
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13 Sep 05
I visited Sywell in August and think it must be the best kept airfiled i have visited, it was neat, tidy, superb grass runways, friendly helpful controllers and an amazing cafe, i'll be back before long for a much longer visit, keep up the good work.
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24 Aug 05
Juliet Foxtrot Sywell
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