Shipdham Aerodrome

Radio Frequency:


01362 820 709



* Information not to be used for detailed flight planning - please check details with airfield or current chart

A very friendly aerodrome located in deepest Norfolk is also in one of the driest parts of the UK!

Only open at weekends please.

The café is open from 9.30am. Please avoid flying over Shipdham village.  Used by the USAF during the war, it operated B-24 Liberators. The well looked after runway was resurfaced  a few years ago.

RAF Shipdham was the first US heavy bomber base in Norfolk and was also the continuous host to B-24 Liberators longer than any other Eighth Air Force combat airfield in Britain - from October 1942 to late 1945.

With the end of military control Arrow Air Services acquired the airfield from a local farmer and applied for planning permission to re-open the airfield. This was granted in September 1969 and, the following April. work began on refurbishing the facility. Two of the concrete runways were refurbished together with the approach road and perimeter track. The runway lights were found to be still serviceable although they had to be brought up to modern standards.[6]

Shipdham was opened to private flying on 16 June 1970[2] and currently is the home of the Shipdham Aero Club. Its clubhouse is home to their museum and the airfield is unlicensed The café is open at weekends. PPR please. AVGAS available only at weekends.

Marham is on 124.150 and A/G radio 132.250 – make blind calls if not answered.

Photography (mostly) Neil Wilson

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