Whittles Airfield

Airfield Info

 Whittles is a small private farm strip it is shown on the air maps situated approximately 3 miles to the North West of Reading.

 The airstrip has been in use for many years and forms part of Mapledurham Estate. It is home to 3 resident aircraft each of which is housed in a custom built T hangar.

 The grass runway is a little over 380 meters in length and just under 15 meters wide, so clearly it is more suited to Microlights or aircraft with a good STOL capability. The orientation is 29/11 and it’s 350 feet AMSL. There is a hedge at the Eastern end and a turning circle at the Western end. If you are landing from the West you should plan to touch down just past the turning circle to avoid a slight step in the runway.

 There are no facilities on site, but the area is criss crossed with public footpaths offering fine country walks. One of these leads to Mapledurham house, which is approximately half an hours walk away and is well worth a visit. During the summer months the house and watermill is open to the public and they do hold frequent events. Details of these are shown on their website. http://www.mapledurham.co.uk/

Occasional visitors are welcome, but PPR is always required and flights in and out of Whittles are always at your own risk.

 Useful information :-

 Co-ordinates for your GPS   ( 51, 30.03N / 001, 02.08W )

 Link to landing video            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdiaut5m8L8

PPR     tel Geoff on 01491 671459 (email geoff@emmons.co.uk)