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Welcome to Isle of Wight Airport Sandown!

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Visiting Pilots: Please DO NOT Overfly our neighbours at low level!
When departing the airfield please respect our noise abatement policy and fly straight for 1mile before turning (runways 05 or 23)

Where reported (with supporting evidence); any blatant or repetitive incidents may result in a ban from the Airfield.

Isle of Wight Airport Sandown (ICAO: EGHN) is located 1nm (1.9km; 1.2mi) west of Sandown town

The runway is 05/23, which is 884m x 40m and has a grass surface. The airfield elevation is 55′ amsl

Circuits are flown at 1000′ agl. Circuit direction is left hand for runway 05 & right hand for runway 23

Our tower call sign is ‘Sandown Radio’ on frequency 119.275MHz.

Operational Area Status

Please make blind calls if no response from A/G Radio. Please refresh your browser (F5) to ensure you receive the latest operational status information
Closed = Area is closed and should not be used
Open = Area is open for use, no PPR is required
Open With PPR = PPR is required before use of the area concerned, please call the Tower on +44 (0) 1983 716926. PPR is not provided by e-mail

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The Webcam image is updated during daylight hours, approximately every 10-15 minutes. The image shows local time The Webcam images are provided for your entertainment and interest only and should not be used as any part of your flight planning activities If there’s not much going on, why not visit our Photo Gallery or Facebook Page


Photo & Video Gallery

The photographs that follow are to provide assistance to visiting pilots with their aircraft positioning in the airfield circuit. The photographs are provided for reference only and, as always, pilot discretion and flight safety considerations should apply


Your flying club or groups fly-in can be listed here!

If you have an event (Fly-In or Charity) you wish to host at Sandown Airport, please email

Please keep an eye on this page for additions and changes.

25th March 2018 –  7 Hills Killer Cycle Race Finish

12th/13th May 2018 – 3Rs Round Island Air Race

13th May 2018 – Live Music

27th May 2018 – Blues in the Afternoon with Laurie McVay

2nd June 2018 – Ability Dogs Fun Day

16th June 2018 – Bader Braves Event

19th/20th June 2018 – Skydiving

24th June – Blues in the Afternoon with Laurie McVay

24th June 2018 – Fly-UK Party

10th July 2018 – Skydiving

24th/25th July 2018 – Skydiving

22th July 2018 – Blues in the Afternoon with Laurie McVay

29th July – Live Music

4th August 2018 – Vintage Piper Fly-In

7th/8th August 2018 – Skydiving

12th August 2018 – Jaguar Owners Club Fun Day

25th/26th August 2018 – Spamfield Microlight Rally

August 31st/Sept 1st 2018 – Fairweather Festival

9th Sept 2018 – Blues in the Afternoon with Laurie McVay

13th/14 Oct 2018 – IOW Beer and Buses

Call the Tower to discuss dates & overnight stays, or any specific food & drink requirements.

Tower: +44 (0) 1983 716926

Latest news

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Spamfield 2017
Sandown look forward to welcoming you to the largest microlight fly-in social of the year- August 26/27 Attractions this year include:
  • Fully licensed bar
  • A variety of food options including the on-site bistro and Dans home made Curries
  • Live music by multiple bands- something for everyone
  • Aromatherapy and hydro-massage showers
  • Hot tub spa
  • Pilot relaxation area
  • Giant social firepit area
  • Free camping for the entire event (included in the price of registration)
  • Lots of Fun Toys such as Hovercraft and VR Flight SIM
There is no need to PPR on the day, but you can check the website or call the pre-recorded message on the tower telephone for airfield details if unsure. Use of radio is non-mandatory, and at busy times a simple airfield information broadcast may be repeated on 119.275MHz. Late-comers out-of-hours are welcome. Please respect the local noise-abatement rules (no overflying surrounding built-up areas, and please climb straight ahead for 1nm before turning on climbout).

About Sandown airport

Isle of Wight Airport Sandown (ICAO: EGHN) is located 1nm (1.9km; 1.2mi) west of Sandown town Our current operational status is displayed on our Home page Information provided below is for reference only and not a substitute for formal airfield publications, which should take precedence in your flight planning Pooleys Flight Guide have an airfield plate in their publications The runway is 05/23, which is 884m x 40m and has a grass surface. The airfield elevation is 55′ amsl There is a vehicular access road crossing the south west approach to runway 05, 90m from the displaced threshold A public footpath crosses the runway 300m from the runway 05 threshold Circuits are flown at 1000′ agl Circuit direction is left hand for runway 05 & right hand for runway 23

Landing Fees & Rates

Landing Fees – Inclusive of VAT

Microlight £7.00
Gyrocopter £7.00
Single Engine (up to 1200kgs MTOW) £12.00
Single Engine (up to 2000kgs MTOW) £18.00
Twin Engine £25.00
Helicopter £20.00
Motor Glider £20.00
Touch & Go 50% of applicable landing fee
Touch & Go Hourly (or part thereof) £25.00

Landing fees are payable at the top of the tower. Please pay with cash, as we are not equipped to support card based payments.

Please request a full list of charges from if required

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Scotchells Brook Lane, PO36 0JP

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