Shuttleworth (Old Warden) is a private, unlicensed aerodrome, situated in a rural area. The airfield is not inspected daily and the manoeuvring area is uneven, so please exercise caution. Airfield Information can be obtained at NATS Aeronautical Information Service and NOTAMS.


All pilots use the aerodrome at their own risk and must PPR by clicking on the link below. If you do experience difficulties then call 01767 627 901. However, this telephone is not necessarily manned at all times.

Prior to booking PPR, it is assumed that the Shuttleworth terms and conditions (please read) are accepted.

Saturday, 23 January 2021:
The airfield is CLOSED to GA traffic due to a water logged runway

Any visitors from December 3rd 2020 in accordance with the latest Government advice found here  Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation – GOV.UK (

The airfield is currently not even suitable for aircraft with light wheel loadings due to water logging and soft surfaces. All manoeuvring surfaces may have areas of standing water and are slippery.

Please note: that you can only book up to 24hrs in advance; the slots are divided into half-hour sections with 6 slots in each half-hour and there is a maximum of 40 slots available per day. Therefore, although it may seem there is still capacity, we may already be full. Please enjoy your visit.

After making your booking, you will be directed to the Airfield Arrival Information Page along with a confirmation email. Please take careful note of all of the details in this page.