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28 Apr 17 - Phillip Hayward - Turweston

We visited Old Buckenham on 7th April. What a great place, wonderful, friendly welcome, great food and a real traditional feel to the whole experience. We met Jim who created and curates the outstanding WW2 Museum and he took time to explain the exhibits with such passion and enthusiasm it made the whole thing come to life. Everyone involved can be very proud of this special airfield. If you haven't visited, go. It's brilliant.

  • 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: 5
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27 Aug 16 - sean sinclair - dover

Only my second land away since obtaining license, easy to find web site very useful went on a Thursday so no radio paid a very friendly chap in the cafe, did not eat as meeting family to visit Norwich however next time will arrange to meet and eat at the cafe as food looked good.

 

only negative was the 30ft pile of hay bales directly at the end of R 25 that in a heavy PA28 on a very hot day was not what I wanted to see.

 

Will definitely be visiting again soon

  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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12 Aug 16 - Steve Woolmington - Earls Colne

Flew into Old Buckenham for the first time on Friday August 12th. Easy online PPR system, which worked, as they were expecting me when I made the initial call. Easy to find, and the 'fly in' advice on their website is spot-on. Helpful and informative A/G radio service and a good tarmac runway. Plenty going on, although I gather from others that isn't always the case if you visit earlier in the week. The most important bit - really good food in the cafe. The best-tasting fish and chips I've had at an airfield. I will be back for sure.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 3
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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17 May 16 - Liam Sandie - Barnsley

Visited Old Buckenham on 17/05/2016 in G-ROLY a 172 based at Netherthorpe. This was an easy flight almost, speaking to Waddington LARS and then Marham. The PPR was arranged online via the website and no one was available to speak to on the number. By all accounts the airfield is mainly open on the weekends and we visited on a Tuesday.

 

Despite this the airfield was easy to find and the tarmac runway was in good order. There was a cabin open for self service drinks but the coffee machine was not working. We settled for cold drinks and a chocolate bar. You then pay the landing fee and for the food and leave in a security box.

 

The airfield is obviously very active at some times with lots of history and military vehicles on site.

 

Would like to visit on a Friday or weekend to get a proper feel for the place as the café has good signs of being good for food!

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 2
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 2
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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13 Jun 15 - Barrie Akin - London

Visited Old Buck on Thursday 11 June. A glorious day for my first visit and a very neat and tidy airfield - but my arrival at 2:45 was the only visit of the day in the movements book. The cafe was open and the staff friendly. Didn't sample the food, so can't comment on it.

I had (brief) business off the airfield and when I returned at 3:45 everything was locked. Couldn't sign out, but I did pay the landing fee on arrival, so no harm done.

PPR was a non event - I telephoned and was told by the friendly chap on the phone that it wasn't required and the radio would not be manned -,you should only expect it to be manned Friday to Sunday. So it was blind calls only.

The straight in approach to 07 from Snetterton is a breeze and seems to be preferred as you have less chance of inadvertently overflying a noise sensitive area.

Nice airfield - needs more visitors!

  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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17 Feb 15 - Lewis Kennington - Leeds

Visited today with a student, in their PA28. PPR done online, which is a nice touch, but you don't get any sort of confirmation (even if you give your email) as to whether or not you're successful, although it adds you to the "arrivals" box on the website.

Not a bad little place, but absolutely dead and left to self-serve food (which was very good For that kind of thing) selection of snacks and coffee/tea machine. I'll definately go back during a busy day to sample Jimmy's cafe, and the museum. Made traffic calls after receiving no response on A/G. Parked on grass which was perfectly usable, as did 2 other visitors, but then got a telling off before we departed for parking on the grass and that "we'd get stuck". Was also told this was NOTAM'd as closed over the radio, which is complete nonsense as it wasn't. Did see a notice online saying the valentines fly-in was binned due to wet grass, so can appreciate it may get bad/boggy, but it was perfectly usable and airfield ops need to pull their fingers out and review it. We were a heavy 180 Cherokee 2 up with 2/3 fuel, and a C172 also managed alright. Grass was wet, but certainly not a quagmire. Bit of a none-event in all fairness.

If ops could email me (no hard feelings) with a link to this NOTAM, I would be greatful, as I must have missed it when making informed flight planning decisions as PIC.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 3
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8 Feb 15 - Richard Jolly - Aldridge

Visited Old Buckenham on 4th Feb 2015 and didn't have time to enjoy the self serve café but everyone was very friendly and very efficient. Very good experience - thoroughly recommend a visit.

  • 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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10 Aug 14 - Philip Robinson - Fenton

I visited Old Bucks yesterday (9th August) and what a transformation. My last review in May 13 was OK for the ATC and ground but scathing for the food and cafe. This time it was so different. The staff at the cafe were so friendly and efficient. The food was what you would expect from a small airfield cafe. I would not say its the best cafe in the UK as per their web site claim but they are making great strides in improving the overall experience. The ATC and fuelling were as friendly and helpful as ever and the overall site was clean, tidy and well maintained. Well worth a visit.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • 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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5 Jul 14 - Kristof Vandermoere - Varsenare

We visited Old Buckenham last year in June with four people on the return leg Sywell-Wevelgem (EBKT) onboard Cessna 172S D-ELFB. All we can say it's a lovely airfield with a warm welcoming and great burgers at Jimmy's.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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29 Jun 14 - Tony Crome

Visited Old Buckenham last Sunday (22 June). Very easy approach to 07 direct from Snetterton race track which stood out very well. Helpful and clear air/ground all the way who kept me informed of a couple of departures ahead. The Jimmys cafe is under new ownership and there was a refreshing choice of meals. I had a delicious spicy veggie burger politely served with a smile. The cafe area was noticeably clean and in fact the whole airfield looked tidy and well maintained. There were even all the up to date notams on the information boards - a proper airfield.

Added interest outside were various historic missiles on show as a sort of museum - most interesting to wander around.

Departure from 07 was straight forward, you have to hold at the taxiway entry to 07 to do checks before entering to back track. Once again a clear and helpful air/ground service. The Tacolneston mast restricted radio area is about 3 miles on the extended centre line which shouldn't be flown over. It's shown on the maps and easily avoided. I would also be careful to avoid Tibenham to the south - a very active gliding site.

All in all a splendid airfield to visit with an excellent cafe. I will be going again !

  • 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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25 Jun 14 - F Lee - Durham Tees Valley

PPR was arranged online and the flying in guide was very useful. The racing track at Snetterton was easy to sight.

The runway was noticeably shorter than I am used to and arriving in a PA38 for Runway 25 made for an interesting if not challenging approach and landing (for me)! Not a criticism at all and I'd happily do it again.

I visited during the week so it was probably quieter than usual but there were a few people around and they were very friendly and helpful.

  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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27 Jun 13 - Phil Chapman - Coulsdon

First visit to Old Buckenham on a thursday, decent runway condition, although the approach over the rubbish tip is a little unusual and threw up some lovely thermals on final approach. Make sure you read the website for the circuit pattern and noise abatement procedures, does make for quite a long circuit. Very good value at £10, but no radio service available, just blind calls, and almost nobody at the actual airfield, maybe it gets busier at weekends. Really easy to find however and Wattisham will give you basic service until you reach the airfield if you transit through their MATZ, most helpful.

All in all, not sure I'll go back, but worth a quick visit.

  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
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28 May 13 - Matthew Wilkins - Old Buckenham EGSV

We'd like to thank the several thousand people who've been to and liked Jimmys Cafe at Old Buck. It AIMS to be the best airfield cafe in the UK. We decided to go for this aim because it seems there is too much competition amongst those trying to be the worst.

Everything is freshly prepared and cooked, so we don't do stale sandwiches and machine coffee. Unlike most we have fun and interesting things like Sinful Sundays every month (avoid if you're on a diet). We attract more people from the local area than from the sky, which is the only way these days to be able to offer any form of catering at an airfield.

The airfield itself has full hangars, is 100% let, profitable and about to host the biggest airshow in the county. In October it will hold one of the largest military shows in the UK.

We're also about to launch a website which will make every other airfield look like they're in the dark ages.

We always want to hear sane, rational comments and suggestions. If you have any please let us know. We will always listen and do our best.

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7 May 13 - Philip Robinson - Fenton

May 5th 13 Old Buckenham

Took my first trip to Old Buckenham there website looked inviting and the cafe was listed as the best cafe in UK. ATC was very faint on approach but very helpful and the young man who dealt with fuel uplift was very efficient and helpful. Runway was ok ( a little unnerving coming over the scrap yard that occupies most of the runway but not a difficult landing) a beautiful airfield. Then we entered the cafe, rude ignorant and totally out of their depth. I went to pay for fuel and landing fee (seems strange to pay for landing fee when you have uploaded 55 litres of fuel) when I entered the small cafe seating area my wife was still in the queue for drinks and the conversation for 2 of the customers in front of her went like this: - Customer "2 teas and a packet of plain crisps please", Staff " please don't both of you speak at once or I won't be able to understand you (only one person spoke to him), Customer (slowly and clearly)" 2 teas and a packet of plain crisps please, Staff " what flavour do you want?", Customer "Plain", Staff turns round and looks at wall of crisps blankly, customer "its the red packet", Staff "I know I was just looking to see if we have any others" (not sure what he meant by that). After 7 minutes (I know I timed it) the customer obtained their tea and crisps. Next customer "two teas and two coffees please and can you make one of the coffees with less water as they like it milky", staff "you want one coffee?", customer "no I want 2 teas and 2 coffees but one made with less water because they like to add a lot of milk", Staff (big sigh rolling of eyes)" oh why did you say it clearly". By this time my wife and I just looked at each other and bought a can of coke which was selfserv from the fridge as we did not want to go four rounds of discussion and negotiation and decided to eat when we got back to base. Sad, very sad, I have never been to a worse cafe. I have been to some lovely ones, I can recommend Cromer, a small operation but the lovely lady did a mean bacon sandwich and brilliant cup of tea and all with a smile and cheery banter. Coddington lovely little cafe, Staverton (Gloucester) nice place nice food. I could go on but I just want to say that an airfield is made or lost on its food / Drink(where available) and its staff and that includes cafe staff. I don't care if it is just a single hob and a kettle operation as these or a large cafe, customer service makes you want to go back. Web site should remove the cafe comment as it must be against the trade descriptions act.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 1
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 2
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7 Apr 13 - Sudhir Marathe - Wellingborough
Gentleman I talked to on phone for a PPR was so very welcoming and friendly and offered good information about the field. Field very easy to find with long asphalt runway standing out and Snetterton racecourse is a good landmark in the line of runway 07. Lot of useful information on their website http://www.oldbuck.com/. A/G service was very faint in readability. Overall, friendly and pleasant atmosphere on this nice little airfield. Circuit is unduly long drawn because of having to go around and North of Attleborough. They have a small café. It was busy in the café with standing room only and service overwhelmed by the demand at the time of my visit just after 1 in the afternoon. Taking of food orders was therefore temporarily suspended. Sitting available outside with good view of active runways. Landing fee was £10. Why does it say on UKGA website technical details “Microlights: No”? when two Skyrangers (one of them mine) were warmly welcome? This comment on UKGA almost put me off choosing to fly to this nice airfield but a phone call for PPR sorted that out.
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 3
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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20 Dec 11 - Adam Meldrum

Visited Old Buckenham on a Thursday which meant the airfield was uncontrolled and therefore very quiet. Called the day before for PPR & a briefing & made blind calls on arival. The arrival procedure from the East is via a tall aerial which couldn’t be easier since it lines you up on final for Runway 25.

Since the restaurant was closed on a Thursday we were kindly given a lift into the village to sample the food at "The Gamekeeper" which I can recommend. We decided to walk back to walk off the large lunch which only takes 20 mins.

A very friendly airfield, which due to its 3 runways and 07/25 being a hard runway is great for my Cirrus.

They are planning a classic vehicle and fly in for 2nd January 2012, hopefully I will be able to visit as this little gem of an airfield needs all the support.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 3
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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4 Dec 11 - David C - Gloucester
Very friendly club feel to the place. From the helpful phone call for PPR (or you can use their website form), clear noise abatement circuit, good A/G radio (helpful directions to the fuel bowser) through to convivial atmosphere in the cafe. £10 landing fee, or you can join as an associate for £60 and enjoy free landings there and some partner airfields all year. Landing on 25 hard you fly directly overhead a scrapyard but there are no particular hazards to avoid. Radar service from Lakenheath (the nearby American base). It was unusual to hear them give out the pressure setting to their own aircraft in inches while we got millibars/HectoPascals. Jimmy's cafe is run by an American who offers a range of hearty American-named dishes, but there's still a good old English breakfast available too. All at very reasonable prices.
  • 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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9 May 11 - Barry McPheat - Northweald
visited on the 8th May for the RV fly in, A/G great, we landed on 20 the grass strip, which was perfect for our RV9a, Food was excellent and staff very accommodating of our late departure due to complications at North Weald our destination airfield. Landing fees were excellent on the day.
  • 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: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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29 Aug 09 - Keith Parker - Surrey
What a nice place.. Flew in today from Fairoaks via Biggin, Clacton and Beccles, the airfield was quite busy, parashute jumping and a planned Hot Air Ballon festival however due to the windy conditions the ballon festival was cancelled. The A/G were extremely welcoming, we landed on 25R, and coming late finals over a rubbish tip was different to say the least. Landing fee was very reasonable at £10, and the food was very good to. Nice place, nice staff, very GA friendly..give a try.
  • 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: 4
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15 Mar 09 - Paul Gandy - Heathfield
Old Buckenham is well worth a visit. Good grass and hard runways and club/ restaurant facilties in excellent condition. Very friendly welcome, Avgas available (and seemed resonably priced when I was there). Quite a lot going onwith regular departures and arrivals. Very easy to find - generally you join the circuit via Snetterton motor racing circuit. There are circuit restrictions (no o/h join. no deadside join) due to noise and parachuting so essential to call and / or check out the website.
  • 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: 3
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31 Aug 08 - Stephen Nuttall - 0.5 NM North of HMS Nightjar
Visited Old Buckenham on Saturday 30 August as part of Westair's fly-out from Blackpool. Friendly, helpful and great cafe set in wonderful countryside. Got a super radar service from Norwich inbound from the north and another great service outbound to the west (to Sywell) from the USAF at Lakenheath. We can highly recommend the Gamekeeper pub in the village of Old Buckenham (15 minute stroll from the airfield). Friendly, let us book a table for 16 on a busy weekend even though, due to weather, we didn't know if, or how many of us, would actually turn up. Super food, great choice and good choice of beer/wine for the non-pilots. Great destination run by great people.
  • 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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1 Aug 08 - Martin Neep - Cambridge
Flew in to Old Buck today for the first time. Make sure you check their website before you depart for the joining procedures (www.oldbuck.com). Due to parachute dropping, overhead joins are not permitted. All in all a very friendly airfield with excellent food and cheap landing fees. A must visit!
  • 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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7 Jan 08 - Bob Chapman - North Weald
I flew into Old Buckenham on Suday 6th January in my new Cessna 172, my first away landing, the field is easy to find and was extreamly busy, not surprising as it was the best flying day for some time. The ATC was excellent giving clear and precise reporting points which is essential when the circuit was so busy. Having parked up we made our way to the resteraunt which was also very busy, but a 15 minute wait, sore us seated and eating a very nice bacon bap and cup of tea, well worth a visit.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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7 Jan 08 - Bob Chapman - North Weald
I flew into Old Buckenham on Suday 6th January in my new Cessna 172, my first away landing, the field is easy to find and was extreamly busy, not surprising as it was the best flying day for some time. The ATC was excellent giving clear and precise reporting points which is essential when the circuit was so busy. Having parked up we made our way to the resteraunt which was also very busy, but a 15 minute wait, sore us seated and eating a very nice bacon bap and cup of tea, well worth a visit.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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24 Oct 07 - Chris Scholfield - Ashwell
I flew in to Old Buck last Friday and I'm pleased to say that despite having been sold, everything seemed to be running as normal. The A/G is very friendly and I was given a "long final join" from Snetterton race circuit. I think this is a good idea as it saves airtime and doesn't annoy the neighbours as much as a circuit would do. The cafe was open for simple but good value fare and there were a couple of interesting aircraft on the ground, including a Stearman which I believe you can fly in. On departure I was given the option of which runway to use as there was a direct crosswind but in the end it was no problem. All in all a very pleasant visit.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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21 Jul 07 - Fillipo Barchetta - Milan
I am a not easy to please person as I expect at least a friendly greeting (even to a foreigner) I was not disappointed here, If all the fields are as good as this - I try to visit 1 a day I hope - I have a good summer ahead The field has been sold but same staff running things I understand. I could not have enjoyed it better keep up this great work!! Fillipo
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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4 Jun 07 - Stephen Breese - Birmingham
Really enjoyed my trip to Old Buckenham last week.

Lovelly little airfield with very friendly staff. Good fun mixing it with the KC135's and C130's out of Mildenhall while transiting the Lakenheath MATZ.

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30 May 07 - Piers Covill - EGHO Thruxton
Great little airfield with a warm welcome by the owner - really worth a visit. When we went on a Thursday there was no food (only Fri/Sat/Sun but Pooleys makes this clear) but the Owner Paul ran us into town to the pub and picked us up again after lunch - can't fault that! Really is well worth a visit - but do check your take off distances if (like us) you are a couple of fat blokes after a big lunch in a tired PA28 with a weedy engine and plenty of fuel.....

Recommended!

  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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30 May 07 - Glenn Walker - Tacolneston
Old Buck is my home airfield, and I have the pleasure of flying out of there as often as possible. As already mentioned, the airfield can be busy, especially at w/e with para drops, visiting GA, as well as contending with Hercules from Watton on low level sorties - although this adds to the charm of flying in.

Local area nav is easy and interesting, plenty of active and disused airfields in the Norfolk area. Cross country is good too - only 30 mins to the coast, either north to Cromer or East to Yarmouth, or a bit longer takes you down to Ipswich and on to Southend and Kent.

A/G controllers are v. friendly and always accommodating, as is the CFI at Old Buck Aero Club.

A nice airfield to be based at, and to visit; especially as the summer months will (hopefully) be with us soon!

Don't forget the airshow Sun 24 June 2007 - see more at www.oldbuck.com

  • 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: 3
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28 Dec 06 - Mike Magnus-Hannaford - Kingston
I found Old Buck to be a very nice Airfield to visit, had a little difficulty spotting it in the haze when downwind 25 north of Attleborough, but got there in the end.

I found the Air trafficers to be a nice bunch of people, very accomodating.

Food was also very good with not much waiting around.

I will be returning in the near future.

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21 Jul 05 - Phil Wagstaff - Kingsbury
One of the best, food was really good and its worth asking about yearly membership if you are going to return. There was a display on with old tanks and armoured personnel carriers.. very entertaining and unexpected and free! Had a drink at the bar (let my friend Ralph fly back) I'm not involved with the club and unbiased - but its really good...please go!

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5 Jun 05 - Reeves Watson - Colchester
Went to Old Buck last Sunday, I fly from Earls Colne so only a short trip out there and one that almost everyone I know at the field has done. We routed overhead Seething then west for the approach to the field from the North East. Really fun approach lining up next to the mast for a relatively long final. The airfield itself is quite busy with lots of going ons to look at whilst enjoying the nice food from the Cafe. As mentioned before lots of parachutes and GA traffic. Westernly departure requires an immediate turn onto 270 until clear of the zone.

Really recommend Old Buck for a cracking day out and will return in the summer when it is a little warmer.

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26 Mar 05 - Nick .
Went to old Buckenham last year as a result of the free landing fee in pilot mag. Well worth the effort as they had paradropping that day to watch, and as Leia says, nice and sunny place sit on the grass and watch the world go by in their planes. Runway narrowish and bales of hay on the eastern end. Easy to find - follow the road past the race course. Air ground so be alert to others' intentions. Would go again. On the way home called in at the UKGA flyin at Wellesbourne.
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29 Nov 04 - Leia Fee - Swansea
Enormous burgers, madmen flinging themselves out of perfectly serviceable aircraft, and gorgeous old Stearman doing low passes. Brilliant day out.

Helped by the fact it was gloriously sunny and you could sit out on the grass in front of the café--if you dodge the wasps long enough.

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