Tibenham Airfield

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01379 677207


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RAF Tibenham is a former Royal Air Force station located 13.5 miles (21.7 km) southwest of Norwich and 5.8 miles (9.3 km) north of Diss, Norfolk, England.

The airfield was built up during 1941/42 as a standard heavy bomber airfield with a main runway 6,000 ft long (1,800 m) (03-21) and two secondary runways 4,200 feet (1,300 m) in length (08-26, 15-33). It had an enclosed perimeter track containing 36 frying-pan type hardstands and fourteen loops.

Since 1960 the airfield has been used for peaceful recreation by the sailplanes of the Norfolk Gliding Club. The runways are in good condition. Please PPR before leaving home, as this is a very active gliding site, including towing and winch launches. Parachuting can take place about 4.5NM away in the Old Buckenham ATZ. No overhead joins allowed.

There is a  licenced bar and cafe that provides a wide selection of cooked food, snacks, and drinks seven days a week during the Summer, and also caters for other club events such as competitions, barbeques and our annual dances.

Visiting Aircraft

If you are a visiting pilot and you uplift 50 litres or more, the suggested £6 landing fee will not be expected.

Please note that PPR is required for visitors to ensure that an airfield briefing can be provided and to ensure someone will be around to help you. A/G Radio is 129.975

Photography (mostly) Neil Wilson

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