N.B. The satellite image above is out of date - the airstrip has now been realigned. The Visiting Pilot Briefing has an updated plan. Alternatively, look at HERE Maps for updated imagery.

Transport

Haddenham village is easy to find.

  • By road: South of the A418 between Aylesbury and Thame.
  • By bus: The 280 Arriva service between Oxford and Aylesbury. Get off at the Haddenham and Thame Parkway (train station) stop.
  • By train: Haddenham and Thame Parkway is served by Chiltern Railways, London (Marylebone)-Bicester-Birmingham service.
  • By air: Aylesbury/Thame airfield. Please read the Visiting Pilot Briefing.

Airfield Entrance

This should not be used as a postal address: -

Haddenham Business Park
Thame Road
Haddenham
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP17 8LJ



How to find the UBT gliding site

Arriving by Private Transport: - Look for the signs to the Haddenham and Thame Parkway railway station, which is on the west side of the village, just off the Thame Road.. 300 metres towards the village take the private road (20 mph limit) that leads into the Haddenham Business Park. Go through the first set of security double gates, if they are closed, use the communication box on one of the uprights to tell the security guard that you are with the Gliding Club, he should then open the gates. After about 500 metres, as the road turns sharp right, there is a gravel track on the left and a set of high metal gates, leading to the old airfield perimeter track. Follow the track round and you will find the hangar on your right.

Be aware that there may be aircraft in the process of landing and taking off. We are not the only users of the airfield. If we are gliding please keep a good look out to the right for landing aircraft (give way to all landing aircraft) and cross the strip quickly, park your car with the other parked cars and report to a UBT member. Do not continue any further without obtaining permission.

Sometimes the winch is at this position. Keep well clear if a launch is in progress and stay on the perimeter track well to the side of the winch. There are two cables, so please wait until the driver is free to talk and has finished launching before approaching.

For early arrivals the reporting point is the hangar.

Arriving by Public Transport: - After leaving the bus or train, follow the directions above for 'Arriving by Private Transport'. The walk from Thame Road will take 10 to 15 minutes.