The Gyrocopter Experience

The Gyrocopter Experience - Basingstoke

Our Airfield

Popham Airfield is the spiritual home of recreational aviation in the South of the UK, and is dedicated to sport flying with a wide range of microlights and light aircraft based here. There's usually plenty going on at Popham, and there are few things that can beat sitting outside the clubhouse on a fine day watching the aircraft come and go.

The airfield has two grass runways and an air-to-ground radio service is provided so you can practice your radio skills as you learn to fly. If you wish to bring your own gyro to Popham then we have our own dedicated gyro hangar where your machine will be in good company!

Once you have reached the solo flying stage of your training you will need to join The Spitfire Flying Club. Membership of the club covers all of your landing fees and use of the Popham facilities.

We have a briefing area with PC and WiFi internet access for flight planning or just relaxing.

The Clubhouse at Popham is open to all visitors. The cafe is open every day for hot food and snacks.

There is a selection of excellent B&Bs in the area.

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Popham Airfield sits next to the A303, just west of the junction with the M3.

Travelling from the WEST along the A303 Eastbound take the third exit after the junction with the A34 signposted towards "Micheldever Station" and "Overton" (NOT the second exit signposted "Micheldever"). Follow the slip road to the end and go straight across at the junction (OK, you have to do a bit of a wiggle). The entrance to the airfield is on the left after about 700m, shortly before you rejoin the A303.

Travelling from the EAST, leave the M3 and join the A303. Leave the A303 at the first junction you reach, signposted to "Micheldever Station" and "Overton". At the end of the slip road turn right under the A303, then right again. The entrance to the airfield is on the left after about 700m, shortly before you rejoin the A303.

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