Turweston Aerodrome

Turweston aerodrome is often described as one of the best GA airfields in the UK. It is quite easy to see why as well! It has an amazing café with both a good view and excellent food, a 4100 foot runway, a fantastic location, and some well known businesses on site including: the Light Aircraft Association, Mick Allen Aircraft Resprays, Akki Aviation Services, LX Avionics and ATSO Engineering.

I have also made Turweston for Microsoft Flight Simulator (FSX), which can be downloaded from here

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As Turweston is so near to the internationally renowned Silverstone racing circuit, Turweston often benefits from both fixed wing and rotary wing traffic during the various Motorsport events. The annual Formula 1 is the highlight although unfortunately, I have never had the opportunity to go and see the amazing variety of helicopter traffic as I have been either on holiday, or at the racing itself at the time. Of course, the Formula 1 is not the only event of such a calibre to visit the circuit, the Moto GP is another packed fixture in Silverstone’s calendar which results in some more diverse traffic being found at Turweston as well. 

I particularly enjoy being able to photograph arrivals to Runway 09 from the control tower and Rotors Running Refuels.

Turweston is also host to many fly ins throughout the year including 2018’s Europa 25th Anniversary fly in. This event saw the largest gathering of Europas ever at one airfield, a total of 44.