A Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Delivered from Deanland Airfield
A Horsham company developing a vaccine for COVID-19 is sending out the first samples to be tested nationwide. On Sunday 31st May 2020, a Deanland based pilot owner was tasked with flying a box of the hopefully lifesaving vaccine from Deanland to Sandown on the Isle of Wight. He then drove the vaccine to St Mary's Hospital, Newport.
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE
We ask that all Deanland residents note the following:
DEANLAND AIRFIELDS CORONAVIRUS POLICY
Deanland Airfield is OPEN but with strict compliance to the Governments message -‘Hands – Face – Space’
All Deanland residents and flying visitors must strictly comply with the guidelines detailed below
Do not bring partners, family or friends unless they are flying with you.
No nonflying visitors, only residents, staff & contractors. No spotters.
Do not visit if you have any CV19 symptoms
Keep 1.5 - 2.0 meters apart.
Do not congregate in groups of more than 6.
Regularly wash your hands (wipes and sanitiser provided in Pavilion, toilets and Booking in Office).
Use a tissue for coughs.
Avoid touching your face.
The Pavilion is OPEN (no snacks).
The Toilets are OPEN.
‘Hands – Face – Space’
2019 Charity Breakfast-Fly In
On the 3rd August over 50 aircraft flew into Deanland for our annual Charity Breakfast Fly-In. During the morning over 130 breakfasts were served along with tea, coffee and cake. Thanks to the generosity of the Deanland residents and guests we raised £1518.10. Pictured are Dave Ridley and Dave Grint handing over the cheque to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust onTuesday 2nd September. Thank you to all those who made this donation possible.
Members of Deanland Wood Park very kindly held a collection to raise money for the airfield charity fly-in raising funds of the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
Pictured are Christine and Keith Elliott handing over a cheque for £100.00 to Gerry Price .
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.
Deanland Weather by Carl Meek