A Memorial Service is being held at 1100 on the 6th June 2019 at Deanland Airfield in remembrance of the pilots who flew from RAF Deanland ALG and never returned. All are welcome. Please email Gerry Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you intend to join us.
Breakfast Fly In - Saturday 3rd August 2019
Fly in to Deanland to start the day’s flying off right - with a freshly made bacon sarnie!
All capable aircraft are welcome to join us for breakfast and a chinwag, served within one of our hangars.
(We are sorry that we can’t accept flex wings, this is due to planning and maintaining the delicate balance with our neighbours).
PPR is mandatory, preferably in advance or by phone on the day. As we will be very busy on the day, PPR beforehand very much prefered!
You must have read this fly-in document, particularly noise abatement!
Contact for the Fly In PPR is Dave Ridley on:
Arrivals from 9.00, food 9:30 - 12:00. Departures any time. £10 to land includes up to 2 breakfasts. Breakfast includes fried egg, sausage, bacon, tomato, beans and a roll, plus includes tea, coffee or squash. Veggy alternative for Bacon/sausage (£5 for residents and special guests).
This year as last year, ALL landing fees collected on the day will go towards the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. We raised £1095.20 at last years fly in!
The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), responding to patients who have suffered trauma or serious medical emergencies. One of the paramedics on crew is Craig (pictured on the right) who is a private pilot who learnt to fly at Deanland. More info on KSSAA is at: https://www.kssairambulance.org.uk/
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for your aircraft at all times. Take extreme care when taxiing particularly if other aircraft are running engines in the area. Do not rely on marshallers or radio operators.- The entire airfield is grass and in hot spells we experience cracking of the surface where it dries out. Use extreme caution.
Note the two orange windsocks on the left side - these stand out from a long distance away.
Runway 06 has a displaced threshold. Land on top of the rise adjacent to the windsock, there is a concrete arrow in the grass denoting a displaced threshold. LDA 457M. The runway slopes downwards from the rise. We have a 24 emergency run off area that now makes the runway look longer than it really is, so make sure you have identified the displaced threshold. If you land before the displaced threshold, you might be launched back into the air on the rise. Note the line of tall trees one field away from the threshold. Depending on wind direction, turbulence may be encountered from the trees and hangars on the right when on short final.
A recent video of approach and landing in July 18, with a gusty crosswind from right. Sink over trees and turbulance from the buildings encountered on short final and landing. Challenging wind.
This photo below is taken from above the petrol station:
An aircraft is shown on the taxiway. The darker unmown grass is NOT the runway!. The runway is wide, the edges also marked with white tyres.
Note the two orange windsocks just on the right of the runway and the distinctive pond on the left just before the threshold. There is a small fence (Approx 1m high) on the boundary, fence posts are just about visible in this photo. The runway slopes up, before sloping downwards at the very end past the ridge. Aim to land just past the fence, and turn off left just before the hangar on the mown area shown at the top of the rise in the photo. The runway is wide when compared to the taxiway. Depending on wind direction, turbulence may be encountered from the trees on the left, on final.
Video of landing RW24: https://youtu.be/lJ0y7prNBIU
Fly In Information and briefing Ends.
Deanland Airfield was host to around 30 Cubs and Scouts from Ringmer and Hailsham on Sunday 7 April. These youngsters gained an appreciation of aviation operations at this historic airfield; the broad spectrum which the activity encompasses in the wider world was illustrated during the 3 hour visit.
Aircraft were inspected in various hangars and these potential pilots, engineers and aviation professionals were able to spend time in a cockpit, listen to short talks on various aviation-related topics and, more importantly, ask many questions.
Deanland-based pilots and aircraft owners hosted the event, and it was enjoyable experience which we hope to repeat as often as possible.
During 2018, Deanland Airfield raised £1595.20 for Kent, Sussex & Surrey Air Ambulance.
£1095.20 was collected at our Breakfast Fly-in and a further £500 was raised at a filming event held at the airfield.
Deanland Weather by Carl Meek