A Great Little Airfield
Maypole Airfield is situated in North East Kent with a 700m grass runway (02-20). We are 8 miles from the centre of historic Canterbury. We have customs facilities and are the nearest GA airfield to Calais (LFAC).
We have everything needed for anyone wanting to break their flight before crossing the Channel including customs, flight planning, refreshments and maintenance services.
We truly welcome visitors. However, you must obtain PPR by telephone before flying in when you will be given a full briefing. Please call us on 01227 860374, alternatively 07768 658153 or 07778 787447 (08:00 to 18:30 local only please). Please keep trying if you can’t get through.
Helicopters are welcome. We have a dedicated helicopter landing area. Please call the numbers above for specific joining instructions.
Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, you must get a briefing before flying in, to cover the specific procedures you must follow when you arrive at Maypole airfield. Unfortunately, we cannot allow any visitors on site who have not travelled with you in your aircraft. If you wish to meet up with anyone who is not a resident at the airfield, you can do so on the roadside at the site entrance road or the nearby (excellent) Prince of Wales pub. Please note that taxis are not allowed on site under any circumstances.
Please make sure you have obtained PPR by telephone before you take off. Please don’t leave a voice-mail; you need to speak to a real person! Blind call Maypole Traffic on SafetyCom 135.480 when approaching the Maypole Airfield circuit.
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 visiting Maypole Airfield, please give consideration to the local residents:
- No overhead joins
- All circuits to the West
- Do not fly to the East of the runway below 2000ft
- After engine start, please move away from the club house and airfield buildings as soon as possible
- Do your pre-flight checks at the runway threshold.
- When using 20, avoid overflying the houses to the South of the airfield. As soon as it is safe to do so after takeoff, turn left 20 degrees on to a heading of 180 degrees.
View towards the airfield from the South