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KittyHawk Aerodrome:
A hidden gem By the picturesque Sussex south downs

KITTYHAWK RUNWAY @ 20 July 2024

Kittyhawk Aerodrome's current runway status is as follows:

16L/34R
Open
16R/34L
Open
10/28
Open
runway status hang glider aerotow
Hang glider Aerotow Inactive
Please avoid RWY designator numbers under repair. 16L/34R not suitable for microlights.
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About Kittyhawk Aerodrome

Welcome to Kittyhawk Aerodrome - a hidden gem of an airport located on the south coast of England, by the picturesque South Downs National Park, close to Glyndebourne, east of Lewes, northwest of Eastbourne and not far from Brighton. We welcome GA visitors far and wide, including helicopters, gyros & flex-wings. We also accept international flights (CoA in place with UK Border Force).
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We are open SR-SS. If you'd like to visit please check our circuit pattern first and then use our easy Auto-PPR form.

Part time A/G service: KITTYHAWK RADIO (118.265 Mhz) - please always make blind calls.

We also host the Southern Hang Gliding Club Aerotow Group - active operations are indicated on runway status.

Our Latest Instagram posts

Photo ops at Kittyhawk Aerodrome. Follow us on @kittyaero.
G-GPOT departing at golden hour after a seamless limo transfer from #glyndebourne  More info: https://kittyhawk.farm/glyndebourne-transfers
A day of reflection. #dday80
Fashionably late, we announce our 3rd fly-in.. we hope you can make it.. more food, more aircraft, more music! Saturday 2nd September .. full info and RSVP at https://kittyhawk.farm/flyin
London heliport -> Kittyhawk in a jiffy (times two) with seamless limo transfer onwards  @castleairgroup @getheli @helipaddy @glyndebourne #aw109
Live on an airfield 24/7. Then go on holiday and then hang out at an airfield @aeroportonicelli #angrygirlfriend
Finally the sun shines. We are open to all pilots. (16/34 only for now, please respect the surface). New, even slicker Auto-PPR system in place. All info required on website. ☀️😎

Featured on YouTube

We're grateful to the GA community for featuring Kittyhawk Aerodrome in their videos. If you want to be included on our playlist below, please get in touch.

Summer flying: Escapade edition!

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1 year ago

Whats better than spending time with mates? Spending time with mates in the sky, doors open and crui...

Sunset birthday formation

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1 year ago

What else could you ask for? Your best mates sat off wing, formating on you, your girlfriend sat bes...

Emma gets airbourne

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1 year ago

Local flight around Goodwood to Isle of Wight, full ATC, some audio missing as camera switched off. ...

Kittyhawk to Goodwood April '23

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1 year ago

A full return flight to Kittyhawk to Goodwood with full ATC and a fun orbit when I saw someone comin...

Kittyhawk to Popham microlight fair via Sandown, April...

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1 year ago

Kittyhawk to Popham's microlight show 2023 via Sandown, some edited clips mainly of RT. Watching it...

2 Seconds from Disaster. Kittyhawk Wind Shear Causes...

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2 years ago

I narrowly avoided a crash on landing. Watch my indepth review of how I nearly crashed the Cessna at...

3 grass strips in 1 day. First landing...

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2 years ago

This was Day 1 of what became a 14-day trip to Scotland. It was my first away trip in the Cessna 18...

10 SMALL GRASS STRIPS in 10 MINUTES Vol.2

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2 years ago

Got a Private Pilots Licence but no time for YouTube videos, well here's another 10 small grass airs...

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Some breath-taking views over the south coast of England as I fly to & from Kittyhawk on an hours-bu...

Aerotow at Kittyhawk 10th Apr 2022

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2 flights at the new Aerotow site at Kittyhawk aerodromw near Rip Sussex...

FIRST EVER KITTYHAWK FLY IN - PILOT VLOG...

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3 years ago

Sarah invited me to the first ever Kittyhawk Fly in and it was a great event. *I am not a qualified...

Flight to Kittyhawk in a EuroFOX Light Aircraft

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Eve & I fly to Kittyhawk airfield in Sussex for their inaugural barbecue....

Kittyhawk fly-in and formation flying!

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3 years ago

We flew into Kittyhawk from our home airfield of Deanland. kittyhawk is located 1.7 nautical miles f...

FLYER Livestream 9 September 2021

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Join us live at 7.30pm!...

Army Gazelle Helicopter flying 4 confined landings in...

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We took the Gazelle into 4 confined landing areas! what a day it was! The Gazelle is an ex Army Airc...

20 turn fully developed spin in a Robin...

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8 years ago

This is my first ever spin in an aircraft, during emergency manoeuvre training with an aerobatic ins...

What people say

We're only as good as our last visitor. See what they say about Kittyhawk Aerodrome below. Want to rave about us? Please leave us a google review. Want to rant about us? Get in touch and we'll do our best to address your concerns.
4.9
Based on 93 Reviews
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Sophie -
5.0
June 9, 2024

Very friendly owner - nothing was too much effort, great facilities and a beautiful setting. Thank you so much - we will be back soon!

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Jack Pimblett
5.0
June 9, 2024

What a beautiful place Kittyhawk Aerodrome is! We were heading to a family gathering and we decided that flying would be far better than the 4 hour drive. After completing the instant-PPR (which we found to be brilliant), we were sent a lovely welcoming text with some instructions for our stay. Oxford to Kittyhawk was a quick flight followed by an easy circuit and landing. After tying down outside for a couple of days, we set off early and returned home. A real gem of an airfield with great facilities and ran by lovely people. I would highly recommend! Thank you so much!

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Dave Stewart
5.0
September 29, 2023

Lovely little airfield - very friendly

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Garry Coppin
5.0
September 10, 2023

Great place to visit.

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Ian Nayler
5.0
September 8, 2023

Good traditional friendly flying afternoon. If only there were moire of same. Will follow Kittyhawk with interest. Ian and crew

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David Workman
5.0
September 8, 2023

Brilliant day, we had a great time thanks - G-CIDW

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