Headcorn Aerodrome

Type:Airport

Headcorn, Kent, TN27 9HX

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About

Headcorn Aerodrome is one of the few remaining grass strip airfields in Kent. There is always something happening whether it be a parachutist, the helicopters, some of the fascinating planes coming and going or people departing on pleasure flights. Sometimes you even get the Spitfires taking off and landing and for some, there is nothing more nostalgic than listening to the Merlin engines.

Entry to the airfield is free however events are charged at the gate. Nevertheless, you can turn up any day and enjoy the scenery, the coming and goings and take a trip to the café.

Pleasure flights in a light aircraft are great fun and you can book these on the Headcorn Aerodrome website. Aeroplanes take 3 people plus the pilot, enabling you and your friends or family to explore Kent from the Air. Great places to see are Dover Dock, Camber Sands amongst many others. A popular run is the two castles tour, taking in Leeds Castle and Bodium Castle.

Skydiving is a very popular sport and something which many people want to try at least once in their life time. Skydive Headcorn offers three different training courses for first time jumpers - Static Line Parachuting, Accelerated Freefall and Tandem Skydiving. All courses and instructors are qualified by the British Parachute Association. Charity Tandem Skydivers are also welcome. Some 500,000 parachute descents have been made since the founding of Skydive Headcorn in 1978. If you chose to do this make sure you get your jump captured on DVD and photographs.

Headcorn Aerodrome also host hot air balloon launches and it is a great place to start your journey from. Flights are generally early morning or early evening. Whilst you may have to go where the wind takes you, flights frequently head in the direction of castles and attractions giving superb views from the air.

Aero Legends operate out of Headcorn, where you can fly in a Tiger Moth, a Harvard and then a Spitfire which is an incredible experience.

If you are considering learning to fly a helicopter then Thurston Helicopters fly out of Headcorn Aerodrome too. They can provide trial flights, lessons, business and pleasure flights.

Other great things on the site are the interesting Lashenden Air Warfare Museum, the Holding Point Café, which you have to share with the pilots, and the Wings Bar and Restaurant is great fun, full of memorabilia.

Please note, a visit here can be slightly weather dependent.

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Events

Saturday, 18th June 2022 - Saturday, 18th June 2022

Armed Forces DayThere will be the usual airfield activities. Flying training, fixed wing and Helicopter, Micro Lighting, Parachuting and Model Flying as well as some WWII iconic aircraft. There will be a chance to meet cadets, service personnel and Veterans. This is Event free to the public. There will also be…
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Friday, 24th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Spitfires flying in formationBattle of Britain Airshow 2022Following the success of our 2021 event, we are pleased to announce the 2022 Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn Aerodrome will be held on 24th – 26th June 2022.  This will be our 7th event, exquisitely blending choreographed Battle-of-Britain era aircraft displays with family friendly…
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Saturday, 13th August 2022 - Sunday, 14th August 2022

Aeroplane taking offCombined Ops Military & Air ShowKent's Military Show - celebrating its 14th year! This unique event held at Headcorn Aerodrome is a family event which includes static military vehicles, living history re-enactment groups, arena events, military stalls, children's entertainment and food stalls to make this a perfect day out. …
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Saturday, 27th August 2022 - Monday, 29th August 2022

Fireman fighting a fireHeadcorn Aerodrome Fire ShowOrganised by the Fire Service Preservation Group the Headcorn Fire Show, Planes Fire & Rescue is a weekend family event to celebrate the history of the fire service from Victorian times through to today.
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Saturday, 3rd September 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Crowds viewing model planesThe Southern Model ShowHeadcorn Aerodrome, set in the heart of Kent Countryside, will again host the Southern Model Show. The airfield is always busy with Parachuting, Pleasure flights, Balloon flights, Helicopter flights and the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum.
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By train Headcorn Station is located on the London Charing Cross to Ashford International Station line. London to Headcorn takes approximately one hour. There is a taxi service at the station from where the aerodrome can be reached in 5 minutes. By Road Headcorn Aerodrome is located south of Headcorn Village, just off the A274. From Headcorn, follow the A274 south towards Tenterden. As you leave the village the road bends to the right and you will cross over a bridge. Follow the road for approximately one mile and take the first road on the left. The Aerodrome car park is the second entrance on the left. Park either in the main car park or continue to the field adjacent to the runway and park by the fence, to gain a spectacular view of the arriving and departing aircraft. Traveling by car, Headcorn Aerodrome can be reached in the following approximate times:•Ashford 20 minutes •Maidstone 15 minutes •Royal Tunbridge Wells 25 minutes •Tenterden 15 minutes •Tonbridge 30 minutes

Opening Times

Opening 2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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