Welcome to Old Sarum Airfield

History, fun, adventure and the warmest welcome in the UK.

All under one very open roof!

Airfield status

Airfield Daily Status on 16/12/17.

The Airfield surface is wet and soft and is available to fixed wing aircraft for circuits.

Grass length is medium.

Parachuting will not be taking place now until 03/02/18.

Night flying is not taking place tonight.

PPR may be obtained via RT and before entering the ATZ.

(The use of the runway for circuits may be withdrawn at short notice).

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News

Planning Appeal – 30 November 2017

The owners and management team of Old Sarum Airfield reluctantly decided that we had no option but to appeal Wiltshire Council’s failure to determine our planning application, an application which would deliver the Council’s Core Policy for the airfield. After ...

Christmas opening hours

The airfield will close to all movements at 16:00 on Saturday the 23/12/17 until 10:00 on Wednesday the 27/12/17 when the airfield will be open to flights not requiring a licensed airfield, fire cover, fuel, radio or any other facilities. ...

Old Sarum Airshow 2017

It is with heavy heart that we must announce that Old Sarum Airfield will no longer be hosting an air show in September as was hoped. Slipstream, the company responsible for our very successful 2015 event, now believe it will ...

Peter’s Super Pitts makes its maiden flight.

Yesterday friend and resident of Old Sarum Airfield, Peter Borchert, took his beautiful Super Pitts on her maiden flight. Built over the past 5 and a half years in his home garage, and later here at Old Sarum, the only box ...

Flying For Freedom

During the first two weeks of June, starting Friday 2nd, a team of Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) servicemen, women and veterans from Flying For Freedom will fly from Wiltshire across the Channel to visit the WW1 battlefields of Northern France and ...

Launching The Hangar Three Project

Anyone familiar with our airfield will be familiar with our glorious hangar. A grade 2* listed building, our beloved hangar is now in its 100th year and whilst it is still in operational use, it's easy to see that 100 ...

Politics, Electioneering and our Plans for the Airfield

Politics, Electioneering and our Plans for the Airfield

Our trees get a haircut

The trees alongside the hangar have had a well overdue trim. Whilst they do look quite lovely in the spring, it's hard to deny that the trees next to the hangar have become overgrown. Branches have been encroaching on windows ...

Scaffolding erected in the hangars

Over the last week, we have had two fairly sizeable scaffolding rigs erected in the hangars. This marks the start of our engineering works that will culminate in the full refurbishment of the beautiful Grade 2* listed hangars. Built in 1917, ...

Vintage Sunday 02.04.2017

It seems spring has finally sprung! With the sun shining nice and bright, we had a great turn out for our monthly Vintage Sunday event. We had more than 50 vintage aircraft and about the same in cars popping in throughout the day, ...

Flying Forum to meet

The flying forum, chaired by Wiltshire Councillor Mary Douglas, is due to meet next Monday 13th March at 0930 in Skies Café at Old Sarum Airfield. Items for discussion at this meeting include the expansion of flying and the concerns ...

Dates released for centenary airshow

An aviation event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Old Sarum Airfield will take place on 16-17 September 2017. Throughout the year, Old Sarum is celebrating with a series of smaller events, including fly-ins and drive-ins. However, the Old Sarum ...

Airfield increases activity to mitigate losses due to Wiltshire Council

This month marks 10 years since Salisbury District Council (now part of Wiltshire Council) made an agreement with the owner of Old Sarum Airfield, an agreement followed by the owner but which Wiltshire Council have not honoured. In the late ...

Air Cadets get a special flight from Old Sarum

Last week, 17 cadets and 4 staff from 1010 Squadron City of Salisbury Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) had a once in a lifetime flight around Salisbury, thanks to RAF Odiham and Old Sarum Airfield. The cadets, aged 13 to ...

Control tower to be refurbished

This week, work will start towards the refurbishment of Old Sarum Airfield’s control tower. Originally built as a radio station during the Cold War, the building became a control tower in the 1980s. The building has started to fall below ...

Member of Ground Team retires

Today we say a sad farewell to Ground Team member, Mel. Having joined us in January 2013, Mel is a popular member of staff who has turned his hand to many varied tasks during his time here. Before starting his ...

Skies Café awarded top hygiene rating

The Airfield's Skies Café has been awarded the top rating by the Food Standards Agency. Congratulations to our team at the Skies Café, who have passed a spot inspection from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) with flying colours. The inspector ...

Skydiving ends for 2016

Old Sarum's resident skydiving operation, GoSkydive, has closed up for its winter break. It's been a busy year for them, with 8464 customers wanting to jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft. While the shut-down is sad news for anyone ...

Award for Communications Manager

This weekend, our Communications Manager won an award from the British Women Pilots' Association (BWPA). Annabel, who joined the Old Sarum team at the start of October, was awarded the Jack Brackenbury Photographic Trophy. The winning photographs were those accompanying ...

Night SAR training starts

This week, a group of helicopter students at Old Sarum Airfield will start training for their night flying qualification. The students are all working towards qualification as Search and Rescue Pilots. Night flying is a crucial part of their training, so ...

Night flying to restart after 30 years

Old Sarum Airfield is due to restart night flying for the first time in 30 years. The Airfield is in the final stages of gaining approval from the CAA for night operations to commence. The Airfield will be open for ...

Plane burned on Airfield

One of Old Sarum's resident aircraft was burned in an arson attack over the weekend. The Dynamic WT9 and a number of cars around Salisbury were targeted in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police have said a 26 year old local man ...

Delicious new cafe menu

A new winter menu for the Skies Cafe was launched today! Focusing on hearty, warming meals made from quality ingredients, the new menu features a range of Old Sarum favourites, including prime beef chilli with sour cream and guacamole, topped with ...

British Superbikes racer goes solo at Old Sarum

This week, British Superbike racer Tommy Bridewell completed his first solo flight at Old Sarum. Tommy has been learning with GoFly since the end of July. Despite the move from wheels to wings, the flying school say he's still racing...through the ...

Disabled pilots solo #2

This month has seen two disabled students flying their first solo - Derek, who flew his first (ghosted) solo last week and Mark, who flew his first solo today. Derek’s disability means he had to be accompanied by an instructor, ...

Hallowe’en celebrations at the Skies Café

Old Sarum Airfield’s Skies Café begins a week-long celebration of Hallowe’en today, with decorations, a special themed menu and offers for visiting pilots. The Café has been decked out with pumpkin lanterns, giant spiders, flocks of bats and a skeletal ...

Disabled pilots solo #1

A first solo flight is a big achievement for anyone, but even more so for some of our disabled pilots. This month has seen two disabled students flying their first solo including Mark, who flew his first solo his week. We ...

The Skies Café raises money through cake

Old Sarum Airfield’s Skies Café raised £75 today for Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal. Café staff donated their time and ingredients to make a range of cakes to suit different tastes and diets. Airfield staff and visitors were asked to ...

Events

01.10.17 : Centenary Fly In

Come and join us to celebrate our centenary year at Old Sarum Airfield! Everyone is welcome, both by plane and on foot, to join us to celebrate our 100th anniversary as an operational airfield for what promises to be an ...

17.10.17: 60 Years of the U2

17 OCTOBER 2017 Evening lecture at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC). 60 Years of the U2 by Chris Pocock. When the first U2 took off in 1955, no-one involved in the top-secret project dreamed that this unique reconnaissance aircraft would ...

21.11.17: The Salmond Brothers

21 NOVEMBER 2017 Evening lecture at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC). The Salmond Brothers - Early Flying Commanders by Gp Capt David Baker MBE. Geoff and Jack Salmond were legendary commanders in the Royal Flying Corps who went on to make ...

19.12.17: The Coopers

19 DECEMBER 2017 Evening lecture at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC). The Coopers' Unique Contribution to Aviation History by Richard and Peter Cooper. Richard is a professional photographer, known throughout the world for his aviation images and has been a member ...

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