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 Useful Information


The following information is intended to help people visiting North Weald Airfield both by road and by air.

Visiting by Road

North Weald Airfield is easily accessible by road.  It is situated approx. 2 miles south east from Junction 7 (Harlow) of the M11 Motorway and is signposted from the motorway roundabout and also off the A414 Harlow - Chelmsford Road.

You can find a map of the local area here: Click this link for road map

To access the airfield, you will need to pass through the Epping Forest District Council's Airfield Operations Gatehouse entrance.  A barrier is normally lowered and you will have to request access from the Council's gatehouse staff.  However this is normally a straightforward formality if you are visiting one of the organisations or events based on the airfield.  Please, however, observe their instructions. The airfield can get very busy with both aircraft and vehicles so please proceed with great caution once inside the perimeter fence and remain on the marked roadways. Do not enter any of the runways and observe the traffic light at the southern end of the airfield.  Do not cross the ends of any runways when aircraft are taking-off or landing and always keep a good look-out. GIVE WAY TO AIRCRAFT AT ALL TIMES.

For more information contact the EFDC Airfield Operations Office on: 01992 564200

Visiting by Air

North Weald Airfield's co-ordinates are: N5143.3 E00009.3

The North Weald Radio air/ground frequency is 123.525

Operating hours: 09:00 to 19:00 hrs. local (or sunset, whichever is the earliest).

The airfield has 2 runways:

02/20
- 1920 45m asphalt (unlicensed)

12/30
- 916 45m asphalt (unlicensed)

(12/30 generally only used when strong winds or special events preclude the use of RWY 02/20.)

 Rwy 12 is closed on Saturdays and other market days for take-off & landings. Take-off's ONLY may be permitted from Rwy 30 on such days.

Airfield Layout

Although most of the motor sport and other events held on the airfield normally use the disused eastern side of the airfield, it is also possible that Rwy 02/20 may be closed on several days per year (mainly Sundays) due to  events on the runway, such as drag racing, or the Wings & Wheels Spectacular (model show). Please see our events page for details.  If in doubt, please contact airfield operations in advance of your visit.  Rwy 12/30 is also frequently not available due to driver training at the western end.

There is also a short grass strip occasionally in operation at the Northern end of 02/20, but you should always check in advance whether it is operational.

Powered Circuits on 02/20 are generally flown to the West of the airfield.  Circuits on 12/30 are generally flown to the North.  Gliders no longer operate at North Weald.

Circuit height is 800' QFE / approx. 1200' QNH. 

IMPORTANT: Avoid Stansted's Class D airspace directly above North Weald, which begins at 1500' QNH, and also Stapleford Airfield's ATZ approx. 3 miles to the south.

Over-flying North Weald Bassett village should be avoided whenever possible.  Please also avoid over-flying St. Margaret's Hospital, at the eastern end of Epping Town.

Be aware that many aircraft types, from gliders and microlights to military jets and warbird formations operate from the airfield, so extra caution and adequate spacing is required in the circuit.

An aerial view of the airfield is available here: click this link to view aerial photo of North Weald.

North Weald Airfield is PPR via The Squadron on 01992 524510.

PPR by radio may often be accepted but is not always guaranteed, especially on event days.

Other useful telephone numbers are:

Control Tower: 01992 524740

EFDC Operations Office: 01992 564200

Further information on North Weald Airfield is also available from the excellent www.ukga.com website:

http://www.ukga.com/aerodrome/view.cfm?aerodromeId=1338

 

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