Welcome to Shipdham Flying Club

Shipdham Flying Club is a group of flyers and friends who operate Shipdham Airfield for the benefit of the General Aviation community.

The club was formed in early 2000 to re-open Shipdham airfield. The club is thriving. The runway has been resurfaces and the clubhouse has been redecorated.

Hangarage and outside parking is normally available.  Please contact the Club Secretary for details.  (Telephone numbers below.)

The airfield was the wartime base of the 44th Bombardment Group, known as the .Flying Eightballs. It now hosts their museum. The airfield and museum receive visits from the families of wartime veterans and anyone else interested in the history of the airfield.  Please call the Club Secretary for details.

The Airfield is staffed at the weekends by club members who provide a Ground/Air radio service and dispense reasonably priced fuel to visitors. Our catering staff offer a variety of cooked food, including the obligatory bacon sarnie, and liquid refreshments. The Club House retains its legendary ambience. The members are enthusiastic and helpful.

Come and experience what General Aviation is all about.



Club Information

Clubroom Address:
Shipdham Flying Club
Letton Road
Shipdham
Thetford
Norfolk IP25 7SB

Telephone:
Weekends       01362 820709

Weekdays       01953 882187 (Club Secretary)
                         07785 187827

The club is staffed at the weekends and on Bank Holiday Mondays. It opens around 09:00 and closes at 17:00 (or when flying ceases if that is later). Catering is normally available between 10:00 and 14:00.  Club members have are able to make tea and coffee for visitors outside these hours.

Visiting pilots are greeted with the friendly banter you would expect from people interested in General Aviation - so you will feel right at home.

Membership Information

Annual Membership

Full Flying £175

Associate Flying £35 for members of other clubs.  Please contact the Club Secretary for details (01953 882187 or 07785 187827)

Social £25

Membership fees are due on 1 January every year.  There is no joining fee.

Pro-rata membership fees for new members.

Management Committee
Leaseholder & Manager
Michael Artherton       01603 457012 & 07770 970294

Secretary
Barry Cator                 01953 882187 & 07785 187827