Previous trips

NWFG FLY OUT, ELVINGTON – April 2018
NWFG FLY OUT, ELVINGTON – April 2018

13th June 2018

NWFG Fly Out, Elvington – April 2018 Funny how time marches on. The Group’s last visit to Elvington, back in […]

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MINI NIGHT FLY LYDD & SOUTHEND – Saturday 17th FEBRUARY 2018
MINI NIGHT FLY LYDD & SOUTHEND – Saturday 17th FEBRUARY 2018

17th February 2018

  Although I managed to get in a few night trips in early November in terms of the group trips […]

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LEE-ON SOLENT – SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER 2017
LEE-ON SOLENT – SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER 2017

14th October 2017

The last formal fly out of the 2017 season saw the North Weald Flying Group crews head to Lee-on-Solent on […]

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WELSH MOUNTAINS – SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017
WELSH MOUNTAINS – SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017

2nd September 2017

Saturday the 2nd Sept was planned as the group trip to explore the Welsh Mountains and west coast. Given this […]

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Farm Strips Fly Out – Saturday 19th August 2017
Farm Strips Fly Out – Saturday 19th August 2017

19th August 2017

As is often the case, in the days leading up to this year’s Farm Strips Fly Out the forecasts began […]

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NANCY FRANCE – Sat 10th / Sun 11th JUNE 2017
NANCY FRANCE – Sat 10th / Sun 11th JUNE 2017

5th June 2017

The long weekend of the 9th/10th and 11th June was planned as the longest fly out in terms of distance […]

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GLOUCESTER FLY OUT – SATURDAY 6th MAY 2017
GLOUCESTER FLY OUT – SATURDAY 6th MAY 2017

6th May 2017

Getting the first fly out of the year ‘off the ground’ proved uncommonly difficult in 2017. Not for want of […]

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Mini Night Fly Coventry – Nov 2016
Mini Night Fly Coventry – Nov 2016

30th November 2016

Monday 28th November 2016  –  Mini Night Fly Coventry We had managed to get a small group of our night […]

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Farm Strips Fly Out 2016 – North Weald Flying Group
Farm Strips Fly Out 2016 – North Weald Flying Group

6th October 2016

The 2016 NWFG Farm Strips Fly Out My esteemed colleague Malcolm assures me that this year’s Farm Strips Fly Out […]

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The Luton-Stansted Gap
The Luton-Stansted Gap

30th September 2016

THE LUTON-STANSTED GAP Those of you with long memories may recall that a few years ago I climbed into Fox-Alpha […]

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Granville and Chartres
Granville and Chartres

12th August 2016

GRANVILLE and CHARTRES Here we were in August and for the first time since the group fly outs started in […]

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Weeze/Niederrhein – 14th/15th May 2016
Weeze/Niederrhein – 14th/15th May 2016

15th May 2016

WEEZE/NIEDERRHEIN (EDLV) (EX RAF LAARBRUCH) 14th/15th MAY 2016 With a pretty dismal start to the year in terms of the […]

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RAF SCAMPTON – THE RED ARROWS
RAF SCAMPTON – THE RED ARROWS

25th November 2015

TRAF SCAMPTON – THE RED ARROWS I was keeping the group visit to fly into RAF Scampton and visit the […]

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NWFG Mini Fly Out to RAF Bentwaters
NWFG Mini Fly Out to RAF Bentwaters

4th October 2015

NWFG Mini Fly Out to RAF Bentwaters   Once upon a time, the Suffolk coast reverberated to the sound of […]

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Cranfield Approach
Cranfield Approach

9th September 2015

CRANFIELD Wednesday the 9th September. Our group visit to Cranfield airfield and the NFLC (National Flying Laboratory Centre) and the […]

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The 2015 North Weald Flying Group Farm Strip Tour
The 2015 North Weald Flying Group Farm Strip Tour

5th September 2015

The 2015 North Weald Flying Group Farm Strip Tour The first Saturday in September was the chosen date for NWFG’s […]

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Granville/Alencon Fly Out
Granville/Alencon Fly Out

17th August 2015

GRANVILLE/ALENCON FLY OUT 14th/15th/16th AUGUST 2015 Having set the date for this little French adventure in the middle of August […]

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RNAS Culdrose & the Scilly Isles
RNAS Culdrose & the Scilly Isles

31st July 2015

Our 2014 visit to the Royal Navy Air Station Culdrose Air Day had to be cut short due to forecast […]

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Kortrijk Belgium
Kortrijk Belgium

31st May 2015

Having had a rather dry year so far with the fly outs due to the variable weather, there was a […]

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Old Faithful ‘transatlantic’ to New York and Boston
Old Faithful ‘transatlantic’ to New York and Boston

28th May 2015

So.  Ever since our little jaunt down to Lands End in Fox Alpha a couple of years ago, a number […]

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Thruxton and Fairoaks
Thruxton and Fairoaks

14th March 2015

Thruxton & Fairoaks Saturday the 14th March 2015 The first fly out of 2015 was planned as a reasonably simple […]

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The 2014 NWFG Farm Strips Fly Out
The 2014 NWFG Farm Strips Fly Out

27th September 2014

Saturday, September 27th, was the day of the Farm Strips Fly Out – as ever, a popular event in the […]

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Speyer and Luxembourg
Speyer and Luxembourg

20th August 2014

The new trip takes the folks from North Weald to Germany.

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RNAS Yeovilton
RNAS Yeovilton

30th July 2014

Wednesday the 30th July to Friday the 1st of August was our planned three day trip repeated from last year to visit RNAS Yeovilton followed by two days at RNAS Culdrose taking in their Air Day in the middle of the visit.

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Amiens
Amiens

16th May 2014

Our latest group adventure took place on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th May.

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Koksijde
Koksijde

5th April 2014

Following close on the heels of the Lydd trip is the latest group little adventure on Saturday the 5th April 2014.

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Lydd
Lydd

15th March 2014

Although the group night flying plans for this year had been scuppered by the very poor weather amazingly the day Fly Outs for 2014 got off to a good start.

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Night Fly
Night Fly

22nd November 2013

The clocks going back should have started the night flying season but unfortunately things were rather delayed due to the spell of wet and windy weather.

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St Omer
St Omer

18th November 2013

Well as with the Culdrose trip the Gods of Sod hit me again with bad weather for the groups last daylight fly out of the year.

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Farm Strips Fly Out
Farm Strips Fly Out

10th August 2013

For various reasons, getting organised fly outs together in 2013 had been proving ridiculously difficult.

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Yeovilton & Culdrose
Yeovilton & Culdrose

23rd July 2013

After nearly a month of absolutely splendid weather somewhere in the bowls of the earth the Gods of Sod flipped over their calender,

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A Little Local Adventure…..
A Little Local Adventure…..

27th June 2013

As some of you know (and the rest I’ll bore you with anyway), I’ve long had a plan to try to fill a page of my logbook in a day, and on Thursday I finally managed it.

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Rennes
Rennes

31st May 2013

Having reached the middle of May and without a fly out to our name in 2013 due to each attempt being thwarted by poor weather there was some anticipation,

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Bruntingthorpe Fly Out
Bruntingthorpe Fly Out

6th October 2012

Saturday, 6 October saw NWFG pilots and aircraft participate in one of the largest ever fly outs arranged to date […]

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Elvington 2012
Elvington 2012

8th September 2012

Saturday the 8th September was scheduled to be a group fly out to Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire to visit the […]

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Mini trip around France
Mini trip around France

24th May 2012

A long weekend from Thursday the 24th of May to Sunday the 27th of May was planned as a little […]

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Calais
Calais

14th April 2012

Fortunately the tafs were good and the actual weather was even better than advertised when we met up at North […]

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Night Fly Out 3
Night Fly Out 3

3rd February 2012

The intrepid night flyers of the NWFG have had a pretty good winter really and we were very fortunate to […]

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Night Fly Out 2
Night Fly Out 2

13th January 2012

The 2012 Fly Out season took an early first step and got underway on Friday the 13th of January. Fortunately […]

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Lydd night flight
Lydd night flight

25th November 2011

Arranging these night flying trips is always a bit of a logistical nightmare. We had already been caught out on […]

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Rouen
Rouen

15th October 2011

The final day time fly out of a very successful 2011 season was planned to be to Rouen in Normandy […]

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Coventry
Coventry

3rd September 2011

Saturday the 3rd of September was the planned group fly out to visit the ‘Airbase’ collection at Coventry Airport. As […]

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Wattisham
Wattisham

15th August 2011

Another very successful group trip was undertaken on Monday the 15th August, this time to Wattisham airfield in Suffolk which […]

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Isle of Man
Isle of Man

29th July 2011

Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th July were to be the second overnight stay fly out of the year. […]

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Farm Strip Flying
Farm Strip Flying

11th June 2011

Following closely on from the Spanish adventure, this fly-out was pulling in the reins a bit to allow the bank […]

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East Kirkby
East Kirkby

9th April 2011

Saturday April the 9th was the group’s planned day to fly to East Kirkby to visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage […]

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Spain
Spain

19th March 2011

The planned five day group trip through France and along the northern Spanish coast to Asturias airport was to be […]

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Goodwood
Goodwood

12th March 2011

Goodwood was the new destination instead of the originally planned (Blackbushe & Biggin Hill) due to their expensive landing fees. […]

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Night Flight
Night Flight

28th January 2011

After a few evenings where we have managed to complete most of the night flying refresher flights at Andrewsfield, the […]

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Bomber Day ’10
Bomber Day ’10

17th October 2010

Sunday the 17th October was planned as the fourth annual ‘Bomber Day’ group competition. Taking off from High Cross in […]

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Dams
Dams

30th July 2010

The fourth attempt for the North Weald Flying Group to fly out and visit the Great Dams of the Ruhr […]

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RAF Cosford
RAF Cosford

24th March 2010

Monday saw the dawn break on the third attempt to visit RAF Cosford and its museum. The two previous dates […]

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Shobdon and Enstone
Shobdon and Enstone

13th March 2010

Saturday the 13th March was North Weald Fly Out Group’s planned trip to Shobdon and Enstone. With our February trip […]

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Lydd and Manston
Lydd and Manston

30th January 2010

Saturday the 30th January was the date for our postponed fly out to Lydd and Manston. After the continual bad […]

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Nottingham
Nottingham

7th November 2009

Saturday the 7th November was planned as our last daylight fly out for this year. Where has the year gone? […]

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Bomber Day ’09
Bomber Day ’09

17th October 2009

The day finally arrived for the annual – and very popular – North Weald Flying Group ‘Bomber Day’ back to […]

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Bicester Gliding Club
Bicester Gliding Club

5th September 2009

The ‘Fly Out’ for Saturday the 5th September was planned with something a little different in mind. Having flown into […]

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La Rochelle
La Rochelle

7th August 2009

After the debacle of the perverse Dutch requirement for a fixed ELT scuppering our planned trip to Germany, the weather […]

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Oxford
Oxford

20th June 2009

Despite being lucky on the last couple of North Weald fly outs, the weather came back to bite us for […]

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RAF Scampton & The Red Arrows
RAF Scampton & The Red Arrows

29th May 2009

  Over a slightly boozy lunch just over a year ago with Sqn Ldr Lyn Crawley – a good friend […]

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Compton Abbas and Popham
Compton Abbas and Popham

25th April 2009

Saturday was to be the second attempt at Compton Abbas and Popham, having previously been postponed because of bad weather. […]

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Night Flight
Night Flight

8th February 2009

After no less than four cancellations due to bad weather, several group members finally managed to get the long awaited […]

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Old Sarum
Old Sarum

24th January 2009

After one false start which resulted in a postponement due to lingering fog, Saturday the 24th January was the first […]

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Bembridge
Bembridge

6th December 2008

Saturday the 6th of December was scheduled to be the last major North Weald Flying Group fly out of 2008 […]

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Bomber Day ’08
Bomber Day ’08

18th October 2008

Saturday the 18th October was scheduled for this year’s navigation competition fly-out ‘Bomber Day 2008’. Following on from last year’s […]

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Yeovilton
Yeovilton

19th June 2008

Thursday the 19th June was the day re-scheduled for the North Weald Fly Out Group’s trip to RNAS Yeovilton in […]

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Duxford
Duxford

3rd May 2008

Following on from the highly enjoyable group fly out to RAF Marham, our next destination was somewhat closer, but also […]

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Koblenz, Germany
Koblenz, Germany

28th April 2008

When Gordon Horscraft approached me in ‘The Squadron’ at North Weald Airfield several months ago and asked if the North […]

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RAF Marham
RAF Marham

25th April 2008

Friday the 25th April was the planned day for the North Weald Flying Group’s visit to RAF Marham near Kings […]

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Lydd
Lydd

6th January 2008

After one false start on the 6th Jan due to weather, the North Weald Fly Out Group managed to complete […]

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Kemble
Kemble

16th December 2007

With the Fly Out to the old Red Arrows base of Kemble having been cancelled on the 8th December due […]

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Bomber Day ’07
Bomber Day ’07

3rd November 2007

Once again we were very lucky with the weather for our November fly out. It could have been better but […]

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Mitten Zeeland, Holland
Mitten Zeeland, Holland

6th October 2007

Well, the North Weald Flying Group continues to gain cross water experience (I can’t say ocean yet) with our latest […]

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North Weald Fighter Day
North Weald Fighter Day

22nd September 2007

Our Fly Out on the 22nd September offered a little something different from our usual trips. ‘Fighter Day’ was to […]

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Waterford and Galway
Waterford and Galway

8th September 2007

Saturday the 8th of September dawned grey and murky and seemed like it planned to stay that way. Marginal VFR […]

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Guernsey
Guernsey

28th July 2007

With Alderney and Jersey already in the log book for some of us from previous North Weald fly-outs, there was […]

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Middle Wallop and Redhill
Middle Wallop and Redhill

19th May 2007

Saturday the 19th May arrived after a long period of very unsettled weather over the UK with low cloud, high […]

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Lee-on-Solent
Lee-on-Solent

14th April 2007

The 14th April was the revised date for the third attempt for the North Weald Fly Out Group to visit […]

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Wellesbourne Mountsford
Wellesbourne Mountsford

3rd February 2007

Saturday the 3rd February, a day to be remembered as one of the finest this winter so far in terms […]

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Leicester
Leicester

2nd December 2006

Well, Saturday the 2nd December, the last Fly Out of 2006 and the end to a very successful first season […]

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RAF Brize Norton
RAF Brize Norton

20th October 2006

Friday the 20th October was the culmination of some four months of letter writing, numerous phone calls, emails and faxes […]

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Sandown and Headcorn (Lashenden)
Sandown and Headcorn (Lashenden)

10th October 2006

Well the penultimate ‘Fly Out’ of our first year. The original plan was for four aircraft, with eight members and […]

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Old Buckenham and Seething
Old Buckenham and Seething

1st October 2006

So to Sunday the 1st October and our planned Fly Out to Kemble and Turweston in conjunction with the Andrewsfield […]

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Jersey
Jersey

27th August 2006

Well, trip number 8 for the Fly Out Group and the most ambitious to date. A very good turn out […]

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Alderney via Bembridge
Alderney via Bembridge

25th June 2006

Sunday 16th July was our day for Alderney. A mini North Weald ‘Fly Out’ this one with just two aircraft […]

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Le Torquet
Le Torquet

25th June 2006

So for the first time the ‘Fly Out’ Group go ‘International’; with nine out of the ten participants being new […]

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Blackbushe
Blackbushe

1st June 2006

Trip number 5 with a slightly different flavour, a visit to the Queens Helicopter Flight (QHF) at Blackbush in Surrey. […]

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Elvington
Elvington

20th May 2006

So, to our fourth ‘Fly Out’. The day started well with a very acceptable forecast across much of the country, […]

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Compton Abbas and Bembridge
Compton Abbas and Bembridge

29th April 2006

A cloudy start, but a promising forecast brought the Fly Out Group together for it’s third day out and a […]

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Conington, Andrewsfield
Conington, Andrewsfield

19th March 2006

Sunday 19th was our second Fly Out date, originally with planned stops at Seething and Conington. All four of the […]

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Norwich
Norwich

18th February 2006

Well it was third time lucky. After a slow start due to a heavy frost, lingering fog patches, and the […]

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Upcoming trips

Fly Out Programme 2017

Fri 13th JANUARY – NIGHT FLY COVENTRY tbc For our non-superstitious night owls. All being well weather wise, a trip […]

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If you would like to take part in any of the above then please let me know. As usual I will book the aircraft and allocate the seats. For those outside the NWFG with their own aircraft who would like to join us we would be delighted to have you along where possible.

Paul

paul.bazire54@gmail.com

07768 907 252


Contact us

North Weald Flying Group operate out of the Squadron at North Weald Airfield.

The airfield is 10 miles south of Stansted and can be seen from the M11. Follow signs from the A414 and on entrance to the field, follow the perimeter track all the way around the field until you arrive at the distinctive Squadron building.

email: paul.bazire54@gmail.com
phone: 01992522090