FLY-IN & BBQ

Sunday 26 June 2022

RVSP form below

We are excited to invite you to our Kittyhawk fly-in on Sunday 26th June 2022.

We expect a fine range of flying machines from microlights to helicopters to vintage aircraft.

We had a fantastic turn out last year (read our blog post here) and are looking forward to welcoming you by air and car this coming June. We are itching to fire up our custom built BBQ again, serving up delicious authentic Lebanese chicken kebabs and freshly made Sussex butcher's burgers. We'll also have on hand a decent vegan option.

Please note our event is FREE to attend either by car or aircraft, but we would appreciate a suggested donation of £5 or £10 per person, with food and drink at reasonable prices. 

We are also family friendly (who doesn't like looking at planes and jumping on bouncy castles?!) but please note this is an active airfield and children must be supervised at all times - attendance is at your own risk.

If you can, please leave your dogs at home, or they will need to stay in the car. (Limited exercise on a lead in an adjacent field).

We expect the BBQ to be going from 12-3 or so. We'll also have soft drinks, bottled water, tea, coffee & Maddy's legendary cake all day (courtesy of Cafe 8, Shoreham Airport), along with an ice cream van - come rain or shine.

If you wish to drink alcohol, you are welcome to bring your own.

For a taste of what's to come, watch our video promo above. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please support our local air ambulance. Collection pots will be on site or you can donate directly here.
RVSP form below

On the day

Visiting by car

We are located on Kittyhawk Farm with easy access from the A22 & A27, north east of Eastbourne, east of Brighton and approx 1.5 hour's drive south of London. Search for 'Kittyhawk Aerodrome' on Google Maps or Waze - it will bring you down a 650m private track to the hangar. (Our postcode will NOT bring you to the farm!)
Please ignore any ROAD CLOSED signs in the locale this is for another event in July and nothing to do with us!
Parking will be clearly marked, past our concrete apron and in to an adjacent field. Please take care as the track is potholed in places. It's single lane, with a couple of places to pull over if there is oncoming traffic.
Do visit the parked helicopter and aircraft areas. Only cross runways under guidance of Marshalls. It is an offence to endanger the safety of an aircraft and is DANGEROUS!

Visiting by air

Download Fly-in circuit pattern
ALL runways will be open, SR-SS.
 
Please call Kittyhawk Radio on 118.265 with 8-10 miles to run. We will have excellent A/G radio operations all day, courtesy of Gabi from Brighton City Airport ATC.
 
Parking will be to the west / adjacent to 16/34.
 
Please follow marshals with bats when on the ground.
 
Consider flying in a little earlier or later than our anticipated 1200 BBQ start. We will have plenty of food!
 
Helicopters: Direct Approach from Arlington Reservoir @ 500ft, H marked adjacent to Kittyhawk House.
 
Please refresh your knowledge with our updated circuit diagram with enhanced pilot information here.

Fixed Wing / gyrocopters

Today's predicted weather currently favours runway 28, left hand circuit, with a 9kt west / south westerly breeze. Please call joining downwind. Caution, there is often is a risk of windshear on 28 when the wind is in the quarter forecast. If you would like a more detailed verbal briefing please call our resident, Duncan Campbell on 07733 366445. Parking is alongside BRAVO and runway 16/34. Marshalls will be on hand - please be aware that sections of our taxiways and parking are bumpy.

Helicopters

Helicopters to approach direct in from Arlington Reservoir at 500' AMSL. Landing and parking in field opposite the new build house. We have updated our circuit diagram at kittyhawk.farm/circuit

Conditions

it is an offence to endanger the saftey of an aircraft
Conditions of Entry: drive slowly, park only in designated area. dogs on leads at all times. control children. DON’t walk on active runways or taxiways unless directed by marshalls. Do not touch, climb on or enter aircraft (unless you have been given permission by aircraft owner). do smile! You are in a positive attitude zone!

RSVP forms

Please register below (selecting your mode of travel) so we can plan for food and beverages. If you need to cancel please email info@kittyhawk.farm.
By car
By air

RSVP - by car

This is for visitors by car only - Pilots use the other form selectable above.


RSVP - by air

This is for visitors by air only - Drivers please use the other form selectable above. Pilots: You do not need to fill a separate PPR.


Procedures

Our circuit pattern & advanced pilot awareness plates must be studied at kittyhawk.farm/circuit

Please check runway status on the day of your flight at kittyhawk.farm/runways/. We are susceptible to water logging especially at the start and the end of the flying season.


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