Pilot reviews of Seething Airfield
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Visited Seething on Wednesday 24 July inbound from Shipdham and outbound to Great Massingham, (via the scenic route: anti-clockwise to Great Yarmouth and all around the coast). The visit was just to go to an airfield I hadn’t visited before and which I don’t normally get the opportunity to go to, but it was a delightful spot with friendly locals happy to chat and sort out drinks and snacks if needed. The runway and parking areas were excellent and the clubhouse very tidy.
£10 landing fee was good value, especially when you can see they have spent money on getting the runway into such good condition. Lovely spot which I just wish was closer to our home base at Blackpool.
Visited the Charity Day on 8 Sept 2013, and was amazed by the excellent displays both in the air and ground. Unfortunately during the air display by Microlight was gusted onto its propeller whilst tethered during a particularly bad squall that passed over us. I was afforded every courtesy from the airfield staff. My aircraft was eventually moved, and we was offered hangerage until I was able to remove it for repair. Every member of the airfield staff we saw came over to us at some point offering assistance and help, from cups of tea to lifts.
It was humbling to be offered so much friendly assistance and help by all (do you do courses?). Thank you all at Seething for a fantastic Charity Air Day and your support and we look forward to meeting you again.
Flew into Seething on 4.8.13 from Damyns Hall in a CTSW G-SDAT, for the 70th anniversary and to visit the control tower museum. A/G radio were very helpful and we received a very warm welcome from all staff based there, supported by the Air Cadets (221Sqn). We were provided with a lift from the apron to the control tower and back. The museum itself was well worth a look (allow plenty of time). As it was the 70th anniversary there was some interesting military vehicles o/s the tower and a very low beat up by a P51. Lunch was an excellent BBQ with plenty of choice and fresh salad. I lost count of the amount of choc ices we were offered ! To cap off a really good visit, we were voted the "coolest" visiting aircraft by the cadets, even though we were parked next to a 1942 vintage Auster ! Ah the innocence of youth! We apparently won a years subscription to Flyer magazine ! well done all at Seething. First class, We will definitely be back.
We flew into Seething from Gamston today on the off chance as somewhere to go and I must say WOW what a little gem of a place tucked away on the Norfolk / Suffolk boarder. They were holding their 70th anniversary flyin, which we did not know about beforehand, so there was quite a lot going on and I must say that my co-pilot (my wife) and I were so very impressed by the welcome from the ATC and the guys manning the fuel pumps. Everyone was so welcoming and we could have talked for hours, unfortunately we had lunch booked elsewhere so we could not stop longer. Thank you to John for making us welcome and pointing out each plane (and stealing a cheeky kiss off the wife) and the coffee was wonderful. I must say this was the friendliest field we have been to and well worth a visit. As some famous general once said “I shall return”
Phil & Heather Beagle Pup G-AXNS Gamston
What a little gem.
Easy to find. Most friendly field I have visited in 5 years of flying. Very helpful members (avgas pump attendant and complimentary tea provider particularly). No airs and graces - all interested in your trip.
Excellent runway and taxiway.
Now unlicenced and no longer in Pooleys but web site tells you all you need to know - www.seething-airfield.com.
Open to visitors Saturday and Sunday. Also has a museum but not open when I visited. Lots of upcoming events.
Only £10 donation for landing fee. considering the club runs everything for its members that's good value. |
|“||What a great airfield Seething is.
Easy to find but a few villages to watch out for so get the website briefing.
Run by the members the airfield is in very good condition and the food on the Saturday i visited was excellent but had to be ordered in advance as part of the PPR Call!
ATC was really good and the landing fee is a donation - £10 recommended for a single and well worth it.
all in all well worth a re-visit |
|“||Seething Airfield.....well worth a visit at weekends.
Excellent food at fantastic prices on Saturdays. landing fee by donation. |
|“||Free landings (although they suggest a donation of £10 for single engine aircraft).
Serves excellent hot food for a really good price.
I met very nice and friendly people at the restaurant.
The only small drawback was the smell of manure from the farm nearby.
|“||Flew into Seething early January. This was my third time to what I think is a nice airfield. Unfortunately they've doubled the landing fee to £10. |
|“||Lovely little airfield. Got a very warm welcome and a coke with my landing fee. Top atmosphere. |
|“||A warm welcome, very well turned out airfield, everything looked in great condition. Landing fees by donation (min £5). We didn't sample the food but it looked good! (If flying in for food, best to pre-book.) |
Flew into Seething on 5th May from Andrewsfield, in my Jabiru J430 which caused quite an interest as they have a group there about to start building a Jab.
A warm welcome and lovely clubhouse.
|“||Me and a friend flew into Seething from Denham on saturday 17.3.07 what a great place.When we arrived one of the fire crew came to met us and gave us a hand to push back the plane for parking we had a freelanding voucher but they do like a donation.Was introduced to the chef Gerry who made an excllent curry for lunch £6 for the two of us great value,even got invited back for the summer treasure hunt .I will definitelybe going back |
|“||Went in to Seething on Saturday on a day with great visibility, despite which the field is slightly tricky to spot. The A/G was excellent and the clubhouse was buzzing and very friendly. There was a huge tureen of soup on the go, just the job for a cold bright day. The only slight drawback is that parking is quite tight and rather limited on such a busy day. Nevertheless it's a great example of how a GA field should be run. |
|“||Popped into Seething today for a change and was greated by very friendly people. Rwy06/24 has painted section for landing but still quite big. Taxiway Charlie left off of 24 for turning aroung has a lot of loose stones. Nice clubhouse and bar with the chefs of the day being whoever volunteers! Two quid for a plate of bacon egg and chips. Nice! |
I concur with Robert’s earlier review, a very welcoming great little field. If you visit on the first Sunday of the month during BST take the time to visit the splendid control tower museum, dedicated to the American 448th Bomb Group based there during WWII. [Free admission]
|“||Great little field, unlicensed, owned by a club, and in the middle of nowhere.(800m of Asphalt)
It has recently been tarted up with new hangers, some lighting and a new Petrol pump. Charming little bar.
All landing fees are 'donations' but they expect a fiver.
It comes 'alive' on the weekend, but during the week there's that 'frontier' feeling whereby on PPR you're told "there maybe someone in the hanger to receive your call". Otherwise, it's pick your own runway and QFE, taxi back and see if anybody's home. |
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