Historic Trials 2017 - get muddy at Sywell!
4th January 2017
The Historic Sporting Trial Association was formed to provide suitable events for sporting trial cars built between 1952 and 1974, and their first event of 2017 is to be held here at Sywell, on 12th February between 10:00 and 15:30.
The trials will be held in the field opposite the hotel and museum (it will be signposted) and entrance is FREE. Come along and enjoy some muddy historic vehicle action!
Christmas Party Nights at The Aviator
24th October 2016
Yes we know it's only October! But places are going fast for our fabulous Christmas Party Nights held in the atmospheric Hangar One and run by The Aviator Hotel.
Choose from two dates:
Classic 1980s hits from Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" to "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood will be performed by one of the UK's top tribute acts at Sywell this Christmas. The 80's Affair is a superb five piece band that reproduces chart topping songs from a fabulous era of music. There's an amazing wealth of talent and experience in the band, with fantastic vocals, great guitar solos and virtuoso keyboard sections that combine to create a superb non-stop show to dance the night away. A spectacular performance is always guaranteed, re-creating all the enjoyment and hedonism of a fun time in the history of popular music. Other hits include tracks from Duran Duran, Wham, Depeche Mode and Spandau Ballet; it's all there in this brilliant multi tribute's repertoire.
Guaranteed to fill the dance floor and create a great party atmosphere with the sounds of Stax, Atlantic, Motown and many more great soul labels of the Sixties and Seventies. Great nostalgia for fans of soul, with a modern influence from Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Blues Brothers, The Commitments, Sam & Dave and Many More.
For more details and to book tickets, click here for the Aviator website.
Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props
20th September 2016
A recent major public event at Sywell was the Footman James Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props motoring festival, combining historic racers, hot rods
Are you ready for Atomic?
10th August 2016
Atomic is nearly here! The 2016 Atomic Vintage Festival is on 20th and 21st August, with a pre-party on the Friday night.
Two incredible days,
British Human Powered Flying Club competition 2016
10th May 2016
Returning to Sywell once more are the British Human Powered Flying Club, running their 2016 competition from 15th to 24th
Atomic Vintage Festival POSTPONED
21st April 2016
Please note that the Atomic Vintage Festival originally scheduled for April 30th/May 1st has now been postponed until August 20th &
Atomic Vintage Festival
7th April 2016
ATOMIC is an amazing weekend...
Two incredible days, packed with 1950s rock 'n' roll music, dancing, late bars,
Sywell Aviation Museum grand opening 2016, Easter Saturday
8th March 2016
Easter Saturday is the traditional Grand Opening for the Sywell Aviation Museum's new season and this year the event returns bigger and better than
Sywell Airshow 2016 Cancelled
9th February 2016
Following many enquires it is with regret that we would like to confirm that the biennial Sywell Airshow will not be taking place in 2016.
Historic Trials - get muddy at Sywell!
26th January 2016
The Historic Sporting Trial Association was formed to provide suitable events for sporting trial cars built between 1952 and 1974, and their first
Sywell Aviation Museum winter closure
8th November 2015
After a successful 2015 season, the Sywell Aviation Museum is now closed until Easter 2016. Keep an eye on the Aerodrome website for news about the
Part-time AFISO vacancy
28th September 2015
We currently have a vacancy for a part-time Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer - the job description can be downloaded here. Please apply to
Retro Air photographic exhibition
1st September 2015
Retro Air are putting on a photographic exhibition in the Sywell Aviation Museum throughout September - so if you're visiting
Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props
5th August 2015
Tickets are now on sale for The Footman James Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props motoring festival, held at Northamptonshire's
Sywell Aviation Museum - Wednesday Opening and Show and Tell Event
1st August 2015
For 2015 the Sywell Aviation Museum is trialling opening on Wednesdays (from 13:00 to 16:30) in addition to our normal opening times of weekends and
Pilots Mess reopens and Atomic is here!
30th April 2015
As of 27th April the Pilots Mess cafe on the airfield has re-opened under new management - pop by to sample their goods and support this local amenity!
Sywell Aviation Museum now open for 2015
7th April 2015
Easter Saturday 4th April 2015 saw the annual Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening at the Northamptonshire Aerodrome. Now in its 14th year of opening,
Sywell Aviation Museum grand re-opening
29th March 2015
Spring has sprung and it is time once again to announce the Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening which takes place on Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015
A Second Later...
16th February 2015
Our world-class Hangar One venue hosts various events throughout the year, but we're really excited about this one - A Second Later - an evening of
Brooklands Engineering now a Cirrus Service Center
19th November 2014
Not everyone will be aware yet; Brooklands Engineering is now a Cirrus Aircraft Authorised Service Centre. Brooklands Engineering can now offer Cirrus
8th October 2014
We are very excited to announce that our good friends at the fantastic ATOMIC Vintage Festival have been entered for the UK Festival Awards.
Start your engines for the Footman James Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props
19th September 2014
Taking place on September 27th & 28th at The Aerodrome, the event joins historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic aircraft and vintage
Sywell Airshow soars!
19th August 2014
A record number of 10,000 people attended the Sywell Great War Airshow, held on the 17th August 2014, which for the first time ever, was sold out in
Sywell Airshow Sold Out In Advance!
30th July 2014
Due to unprecedented demand the Sywell Airshow, to be held on the 17th August 2014 has now sold out! This means that advance tickets only will permit
TWO Lancasters for Sywell Airshow!
7th May 2014
We are very pleased to announce that this year's Sywell Airshow will see not one but TWO Avro Lancasters performing in the skies above Sywell! As well
Atomic Vintage Festival - 3rd and 4th May 2014
30th April 2014
The Aerodrome is currently being transformed into a superb venue for the new Atomic Vintage Festival!
Fun and action for all the family is
Sywell Aviation Museum re-opens for 2014
19th March 2014
Easter Saturday,19th April 2014 sees the Grand Opening of the Sywell Aviation Museum for the 2014 season!
This free event which starts at
Aviator Hotel kitchen re-opens
15th January 2014
The Aviator Hotel's kitchen is back up and running after refurbishment. Available for Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meals, the restaurant boasts an
Sywell Airshow returns again for 2014!
1st December 2013
Our superb biannual airshow will be back again on August 17th 2014 and will commemorate the centenary of the start of the Great War in August 2014
Sywell Classic Pistons & Props, September 28th/29th 2013
17th September 2013
Sywell Classic - Pistons & Props celebrates classic vehicles - both on the ground and in the air. Held at Northamptonshire's Sywell Aerodrome
Formula 1 engineer wins Icarus Cup 2013
5th August 2013
It's taken 8 years and £8,000 to achieve his childhood dream of flying an aircraft built and powered by himself but on Sunday 28 July 2013, David
Sywell Aviation Museum double award winner at Northants Heritage Awards 2013!
18th July 2013
We are delighted to report that Sywell Aviation Museum triumphed twice at the annual Northamptonshire Heritage Awards held at Boughton House, Northants
Icarus Cup 2013
16th July 2013
Following the success of the Royal Aeronautical Society's first Icarus Cup Competition in 2012, we are holding the second Human Powered Aircraft
Sywell Aviation Museum open for 2013
8th April 2013
30th March 2013 saw the Grand Opening of the Sywell Aviation Museum for this year's season. Despite snowy remnants on the ground a record crowd attended
Sywell Aviation Museum Ready for Takeoff for 2013!
22nd February 2013
With the nights finally drawing out its time to announce the grand opening of the Museum for the 2013 season which will take place as usual on Easter
Sywell Aerodrome recognised as the Best General Aviation Airport for 2012/2013
25th October 2012
The Airport Operators Association (AOA), which represents all the major UK Airports and the General Aviation Airports in the UK, has awarded Sywell
Sywell Aerodrome open for Night Flying
15th October 2012
Sywell is now open for night flying on Thursday evenings from 1st November 2012 to February 2013.
Runway 03L/21R is fully licensed with lighting
Museum gobsmacked and Hunter blinged!
23rd August 2012
Well what an airshow weekend! On top of the fantastic support the Museum received from members of the public the regulars at the Griffin's Head in
Red Arrows, Lancaster, B-17 to display at Sywell Airshow!
4th August 2012
We are delighted to announce that the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the world-famous Red Arrows will be
Museum has Triumphant Opening
10th April 2012
Easter Saturday 7th April saw the Grand Opening of the Sywell Aviation Museum for 2012 and what a terrific success it was! We were absolutely overwhelmed
Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening 2012 - TODAY!
7th March 2012
Sywell Aviation Museum's Grand Opening will take place on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012 from 10.30 and this year will
An old friend returns to Sywell after a 40 year absence
31st January 2012
The Sywell Aviation Museum starts the New Year with an old friend returning to the aerodrome after at least 40 years! Mr Paul Spendlove contacted
Sywell Aviation Museum Update 2012
4th January 2012
Our talk on the 9th January 2012 - 'The Handley Page Hampden - More than just a restoration' by Darren Priday - The Deputy Manager of the RAF Museum
Trial Flights make excellent Christmas Gifts!
7th November 2011
Why not treat the one you love to a trial flying lesson from Brooklands Flying School. Take to the air in one of Brooklands' modern AT-3 or C172 training
Fly a Boeing 737 Airliner... from Sywell! Ideal for Christmas!
11th October 2011
Just arrived at Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, Virtual Aerospace has taken delivery of an absolutely state of the art, brand new flight simulator
March for Honour @ Sywell on Friday
1st November 2010
March for Honour's RAF team will be marching past Sywell Aerodrome on Friday 5th November, at around 12 noon.
Sywell Aviation Museum - Tiger Moth project - help needed!
25th October 2010
Sywell has a very strong affinity with the Tiger Moth, as many were used by Brooklands Aviation pre and post War and 6 EFTS had over 400 on strength
Sywell's Charity Airshow beats all records!
23rd August 2010
The Sywell Airshow on Sunday proved to be a fantastic success for the Air Ambulance. Over 10,000 people turned up, over double the number anticipated
Sywell Airshow 2010
21st July 2010
Sunday 22nd August sees the return of the Sywell Airshow, with a mix of display acts ranging from a massive WW1 dogfight to the war-winning
The ideal Fathers Day Gift - a trial flying lesson
24th March 2010
With Fathers' Day fast approaching, why not treat Dad to a trial flying lesson from Brooklands Flying School. Take to the air in one of Brooklands'
Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening 2010
5th February 2010
Easter Saturday 3rd April 2010 sees the Museum open for its ninth season and as usual we welcome anyone with vintage or military vehicles who are
The perfect Xmas gift - a trial flight
15th October 2009
Now available to buy online from the Brooklands Flying School are 30 and 60 minute trial flying lesson vouchers. Take to the air in one of Brooklands'
Sywell Revival Rally a great success
8th September 2009
The Sywell Revival Rally supported by the LAA was a great success. Many compliments and gratitudes have been received from those who flew in. Over
Sywell Revival Rally this weekend
2nd September 2009
The Sywell Revival Aircraft Rally is on this weekend, with early arrivals from Friday 4th September.
Come along and enjoy this major fly-in
Vulcan and Blades on Saturday
28th August 2009
Vulcan XH558 is due to put in an appearance at the Aerodrome on Saturday afternoon - in formation with the Sywell-based Blades aerobatic team.
Sywell Revival Aircraft Fly-in and Rally, September 5th and 6th 2009
22nd April 2009
Following a recent meeting at Sywell between directors of Sywell Aerodrome and the Light Aircraft Association (LAA), this is to confirm the Sywell
Tiger Moth flights coming soon
26th February 2009
You can already fly all manner of aircraft at Sywell from microlights
to a WWII Harvard - but soon we will be starting our own
Tiger Moth operation.
History comes to light at Sywell Aerodrome
26th September 2008
Work on the all-weather runway at Sywell Aerodrome has been progressing well over the past few months and recent ground workings have uncovered an
Vulcan makes a flying visit
18th September 2008
While serviceability sadly precluded her appearance at the Sywell Airshow last month, Vulcan XH558 put in an appearance at the Aerodrome today - in formation
Sywell Airshow 2008 a great success!
2nd September 2008
Well the sun shone - after some early morning rain - and given this year's weather we call that a big success on its own! It looks like we had our best
Ragwing Fly-in and Airshow update
15th August 2008
Saturday 23rd sees our Vintage ragwing fly-in - free landing fees, free goody bag and a competition for best aircraft. Stay overnight and enjoy the hog
Sywell Airshow 2008 - latest updates
29th July 2008
We have lots of additions to the display line-up for the Sywell Airshow on August 24th - highlights include a huge number of WW1 types including no fewer
Upcoming events at Sywell
10th June 2008
We have a range of upcoming events to tell you about, all listed on the events page - recent additions include the new range of talks being presented