the home of the Spitfire Flying Club which has over 400 members.
The Club name is retained in memory of Charles Church who owned
several Spitfires and whose family still own the airfield.
We have 100+ aircraft based here, ranging from Microlights to
ex-Russian fighter trainers. Wiltshire Aircraft Maintenance
have full workshop
facilities on site and
Aviation offer Microlight pilot training in addition to
"Air Experience" flights.
many aircraft groups based on the airfield offering cheap
flying, usually for a monthly fee and a reasonable hourly rate.
a certified ATO for EASA continuation training and we specialise in
revalidations, renewals after lapse, UK introductions for
foreign PPLs and some IMC training (see "Instructors"). Popham is also the
only airfield in the UK currently specialising in South African PPL
renewals and revalidation services from a resident flight examiner - see
membership is available is for all the pilots who make use of the flying
facilities here. There is also a Social membership which is intended for
those people who have an interest in aircraft and wish to feel part of the place
or just want to attend the regular events held throughout the year.
Popham is also
friendly and our own
is often used by bikers out for a spin. Additionally our
members have their own "mini-airfield" within our grounds for
model aircraft flying.
Over the years,
we have become one of the most popular recreational
airfields in the south of England. Feel free to browse
these pages as it is our intention to promote your enjoyment of
our unique Hampshire aerodrome.
Events are held
regularly throughout the year and on those days (weather depending!) the
airfield can become extremely busy. These days are mostly free for the
general public and visiting aircraft but there are a couple of special events
(such as the Microlight Trade Fair and the Aero / Auto Jumbles) where entrance
and landing fees will apply.
N.B. 2013 Microlight Trade
Fair procedures will be published nearer the time.
The general public are welcome to call into the airfield
any day during operating hours to have a cup of tea or
coffee and watch the aircraft flying. The airfield is open
daily, except 24th and 25th December, throughout the
year 08:00 - 17:00 in the summer, and
08:30 - 16:30 (or sunset if earlier) in the winter! Aircraft
may fly outside these hours only with by prior
arrangement with the Manager.
out continually for aircraft landing/taking off/taxiing
and remember - NO SMOKING when around the planes.
rules of course, but these are generally common sense -
dogs are welcome but must ALWAYS be kept on a lead.
Visitors should not touch the aircraft, especially
propellers which can bite!
case, if a visitor wishes to wander around or take
we ask that they pop in to the clubroom for any current
advice from ATC.