Shobdon Airfield

Shobdon Airfield
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Located in the magnificent Marches near the border between England and Wales, Shobdon Airfield is the only licensed airfield in Herefordshire and has been the home of Herefordshire Aero Club since 1961.

Formerly Pembridge Landing Ground, the airfield has been in operation since 1941 with a fascinating wartime history when it was the base for No.5 Glider Training School. With its beautiful surrounding countryside and uncontrolled airspace, the area is ideal for the flying enthusiast. Whether it’s a short stop for fuel and a bite to eat at Meg’s @ The Hotspur Café, or a longer stay on our caravan park and camp site, you couldn’t find a better base for exploring this lovely county and its local natural wonders.

Herefordshire Aero Club and Meg’s @ The Hotspur Café are open seven days a week throughout the year with a warm welcome for visitors arriving by air or by road. With a wide range of activities involving fixed wing aircraft, microlights, gliders and helicopters, there is usually something to see. For anyone wanting to experience the thrill of flying for themselves, Herefordshire Aero Club has a fully trained team of enthusiastic instructors available to take you up, up and away for a trial lesson in one of our club aircraft. Moving forward from the trial flight Herefordshire Aero Club offers a range of flight training courses to get you airborne, be it for pleasure or as a starting point for a career in aviation.

Entry Cost

There is no fee to visit the airfield. Trial Flight Lessons at Herefordshire Aero Club start from under £100


Open 09.00 to 17.00 seven days a week
Closed Christmas and New Year holidays
  • Welcomes

    • Free entry
    • Accepts groups
    • Children welcome
    • Dogs welcome
  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Public toilets
    • Baby changing
    • On-site cafe/restaurant
    • Gift shop
  • Parking

    • Free parking
  • Accessibility

    • Disabled facilities
  • Special Features

    • Rural location
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Directions & Parking

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There is a parking area in front of the Clubhouse but be advised that most vehicle insurance policies do not cover you on an active airfield.
Turn left off the lane into the main parking field.
Please be vigilant at all times and give way to taxiing aircraft.

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