Wycombe Air Park +44 1494 529261
06-24 Grass 631m
35 695m M
AvGas / Jet A1
The airfield operates without a dead-side to the circuit. Powered aircraft and glider traffic use opposing circuits on the duty runway.
Be prepared to join Downwind or base-leg as directed by Wycombe Tower on 126.55 Mhz. The usual pre-arrival reporting points are Princes Risborough from the North and Henley from the West. You can of course join from any direction but these landmarks will make ATC's instructions to you easier to follow.
The "Golden Ball" monument will also be seen part-way from Risborough to the airfield and this roughly marks the beginning of the Aerodrome Traffic Zone from the North.
There are very strict Noise Abatement Areas to be observed. The departing instructions can be easily dealt with on the ground whilst the arrival procedures will be given very clearly by ATC.
If you are offered an overhead join because the traffic is too busy please remember that there is no dead-side and thus the following procedure will have to be observed. Over-fly the airfield along the centreline of the runway in use at 1200 feet QFE. When overhead the mid-point of the duty runway, turn into the circuit and descend to 1000 feet before reaching the Downwind leg.
The rest is normal!
You should not be put off by these procedures as they are pretty easy once you've had a go and ATC are there to help; not to hinder!!
PPR Essential. See video of circuits. and all links in the above remarks section.
Although Wycombe Air Park is underneath the London TMA the airspace restrictions are minimal as the base of Controlled Airspace just to the West is at 4500 feet QNH.
There is plenty of Class G airspace around Booker which allows for a free and easy training environment but with the benefit of many facilities nearby. Civil and Military Radar Services are available from Heathrow, Luton, Benson and Farnborough.
There are more NDBs and VORs around than you can shake a stick at and all of the local civil and military airfields allow training with the exception of Heathrow.
Numerous smaller airfields are in close proximity for added fun and quite a number of farmers' strips can be seen in the local area.
**Important Note to Visitors: If you do not pay your landing fee on the day then a £10.00 admin fee will be charged.