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24 Sep 11 - Paul Gandy - Heathfield
Friendly welcome but not a lot going on when we visited and the clubhouse was not geared up for refreshments that day. Very easy to find, the runway is in very good condition and the aproaches are clear, however there is some loose stone on the taxiways near the pumps so a bit of care needed in that area Blind calls on the day we were there but no problems with that. Plenty of noise restrictions so essential to check the briefing info on the website.
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
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6 May 09 - Nigel Parry - Andrewsfield (Bradwell village, Essex)
Flew into Shipdham on 2nd May 2009. Very friendly club with an excellent, newly resurfaced, runway. Will certainly visit again - many thanks.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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30 Mar 09 - Bob Chapman - North Weald
Visited Shipdham on Sunday 29th March along with some friends in two other aircraft. Really friendly welcome and nice bacon sarnies, brand new tarmac runway, really nice place would go again. The radio is not always operational so just make blind calls, not a problem.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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25 Aug 08 - Graham Wheeler - High Wycombe
I visited Shipdham airfield with a friend 23.08.08 and stayed overnight. The airfield was busy with visiting aircraft as it was Shipdhams Air Day / Open Day. We had a great welcome on our arriavl and were provided with hangarage for our motor glider overnight, having flown in from Hinton-in-the-Hedges. When we collected the aircraft the next day, the canopy had been cleaned inside and out! Everyone there was very friendly and willing to assist and there was a good feel about the place. I would certainly recommend a visit at a weekend when the cafe is staffed as the food is pretty good too.

I do not have a bad remark to make about this airfield and the people that run it. Can be difficult to spot from the air but there are plans for resurfacing the runway in the near future which should make it more distinguishable.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 3
  • 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 Nov 04 - Ben Mullett - Bedford UK
An excellent welcome here - have attended "Wallis Days" event there for a number of years, and plan to visit more regularly in the future. Highly recommended.
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5 Aug 03 - Aviatrix Aviatrix - Hatfield Aerodrome
Shipdham:
~ A wonderfully friendly place
~ The food is terrific. It has enormous portions and an outdoor eating area.
~ It has good fuel service
~ Highly recommended.
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25 Jun 03 - Gordon Haigh - Lyng, Norwich
EGSA Shipdham, one of the many ex WW2 airfields in East Anglia now in use by enthusiastic club members. Most activity, including gliding, at the weekends.

Visit the web site at http://www.shipdhamaeroclub.co.uk/ for further information.
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