A Great Little Airfield
Maypole Airfield is a 650m 02-20 grass airfield, superbly situated in North East Kent, near historic Canterbury and closer than any other full-facilities UK airfield to the nearest airfield (LFAC) in France.
We have everything needed for anyone wanting to drop in before crossing the Channel, including customs, flight planning, refreshments and maintenance services. We even include a cuppa and a biscuit in the landing fee!
Please note that although we truly welcome visitors, we can only accept non resident aircraft after a telephone call to confirm that the airfield facilities are operational and that take off slots will be available. However, don’t let that put you off as PPR refusals are exceptionally rare. Please call for PPR on 01227 860374, alternatively 07768 658153 or 07778 787447.
Helicopters are welcome. We now have a dedicated helicopter landing area. Please call the numbers above for specific joining instructions.
If you have a problem, full maintenance engineering facilities can be provided – please see the Maintenance Services pages. In addition, some Hangarage and Tie down places may be available. You will need to call 01227 860374 for more information.
Please always obtain PPR by telephone before you take off and then call Maypole Traffic on SafetyCom 135.475 when approaching the Maypole Airfield circuit. Please don’t leave a voice-mail; you need to speak to a real person!
You will find lots more useful information about the airfield on this web site. In particular, please have a look the Key Information and PPR Instructions pages. You may also find it helpful to download and print the brochure under the Contact Us page to bring with you.
When using Maypole Aerodrome it is really important to help us by giving consideration to the local residents. You can do this by not over flying the houses. In particular, if you turn slightly left immediately after take off on 20, you avoid the properties at the south of the field. Please do your pre take-off checks at the runway threshold. Once your engine is started, please move away from the club house and airfield buildings as soon as you can. We would also greatly appreciate you not doing any prolonged engine runs in the evenings and on weekends.
Have a great flight. Thank you.