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Sywell (Northampton)

Also known as: RAF Sywell / Sywell Aerodrome
County: Northamptonshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Museum
Date: Opened 1927
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Aircraft Roles: General aviation / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/11/2018):

  • FlyLight Airsports Ltd
  • LPR
  • St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Sywell
  • Sywell Aerodrome Ltd - operator
  • Sywell Aviation Museum
  • Sywell Estates Ltd
  • Sywell Parish Council
  • The Aviator Hotel

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 4 Basic FTS

  • No 6 E&RFTS

  • No 6 EFTS

  • No 6 RFS

  • No 8 AONS

  • No 8 CANS

  • Bottle Farm Flying Group

  • C.D. Barnard Air Tours Ltd
  • Easy King Flying Group

  • Northamptonshire Aero Club

  • Northamptonshire GC

  • Sywell Skyriders


The control tower and aircraft at Sywell, 9 April 2004.


The control tower at Sywell, 9 July 2014.


The Aviator Restaurant at Sywell, 15 March 2015.


The Aviator Restaurant at Sywell, 15 March 2015.


Various buildings at Sywell, 15 March 2015.

A Beagle hunt at Sywell, 1935. Courtesy of British Pathé

Relief Landing Ground(s):


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