Lydd Airport

Kent TN29 9QL


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Email: lyddaero@btconnect.com

Phone: 01797 320734

Coronavirus Update 21-03-2020

1. Trial Lesson Experiences

We apologise to our Trial Lesson Voucher Customers but we are unable to continue with current bookings and maintain the requirements of personal separation suggested by the Government. This is partly for the safety of our customers and for that of our instructors.

The Club intends to honour all valid vouchers issued by Lydd Aero Club. We shall also honour any that expire before the current crisis abates and we shall notify on this site when we will be continuing Trial Lesson Experiences. Vouchers issued by Acorne/Virgin can only be extended by that company and holders of those vouchers should contact that company if an extension is required.

2. Training

The Club will continue the tuition of all students who have already started on training courses. As far as possible this will be with your preferred instructor and arrangements will normally be agreed between instructors and students as at present.

Appointments by qualified pilots, who are Club Members and who require revalidation either by test or biennial review to maintain currency, will be accepted.

3. Group Aircraft Members

Group Share Members will wish to fly their own aircraft both for their own purposes and to maintain currency of their ratings. We would urge all members to seriously consider whether going to other airfields and mixing with several other people is within the spirit of National Health warnings. (So far, there has been no compulsion, but restaurants and bars have already been instructed to close across the UK).

4. Private Hire - Group and Club aircraft

To facilitate individual hire would Members please continue to book by email or, at times when OPS is manned, by telephone. If OPS is unmanned at the time you have booked, we shall ensure Tech Logs and keys are available for your completion before and after your flight. If OPS is still unmanned on your return an invoice will be emailed to you the next morning when we would ask you to telephone and pay by card.

Remember to keep this page under review.

Coronavirus Update 24-03-2020


I regret that the airport has taken the decision to close, initially for 3 weeks, so we are therefore unable to offer Trial Lesson Experiences, Student Training or Private Hire of either Group or Club aircraft at least for this period.

It is hoped that the decision to continue flying at the airport will commence just as soon as possible and we shall notify all our customers on this page.


Coronavirus Update 30-03-2020


Today the airport remains closed, initially for 3 weeks, although the situation nationally may require the closure to be a lot longer. We are therefore unable to offer Trial Lesson Experiences, Student Training or Private Hire of either Group or Club aircraft whilst the airport is closed.

It is hoped that the decision to continue flying at the airport will commence just as soon as possible and we shall notify all our customers on this page.

Questions regarding the validity of Vouchers should be answered in our first bulletin below.

We continue to monitor and answer emails so if there are any specific questions about Trial Lessons, Training or Aircraft Hire please don’t hesitate to ask.


Coronavirus Update 06-04-2020


We shall update this information regularly so please revisit.

Today the airport remains closed, now in the second week of an initially 3 weeks. The situation nationally may require the closure to be a lot longer and we are hoping for a further review very soon.

We are unable to offer Trial Lesson Experiences, Student Training or Private Hire of either Group or Club aircraft whilst the airport is closed.

The Club intends to honour all valid vouchers issued by Lydd Aero Club. We shall also honour any that expire before the current crisis abates and we shall notify on this site when we will be continuing Trial Lesson Experiences. Vouchers issued by Acorne/Virgin can only be extended by that company and holders of those vouchers should contact that company if an extension is required.

When the decision to continue flying at the airport commences we shall notify all our customers on this page.

We continue to monitor and answer emails so if there are any specific questions about Trial Lessons, Training or Aircraft Hire please don’t hesitate to ask.

Contact eMail : lyddaero@btconnect.com

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