Lydeway field is located in Wiltshire, 2 nautical miles east of the village of Devises


Runway 28 is the preferential runway when there is a tailwind component of 5 knots or less and the runway is dry

Image from OpenStreetMaps
Image from OpenStreetMaps

Runway 10 arrivals

Pilots should beware of rising ground on the base leg. Pilots should fly an offset approach 20 degrees to the north to avoid housing

The displaced threshold is marked by a windsock

Runway 10 departures

There is one slight hump just before the first windsock- beware of the possibility of being ski jumped into the air prematurely

Runway 28 arrivals

Pilots should fly an offset approach 15 degrees to the south which gives a better view of the runway and avoids high trees on short final

Due to the low crossing altitude over the railway line, pilots are to discontinue their approach if a train is coming

Full runway length is available if care is exercised but the windsock indicates a suggested displaced threshold

Runway 28 departures

As soon as altitude permits, turn right and fly just west of Wabi Farm

The runway may become soft following prolonged periods of rainfall, especially during winter months

Pilots should avoid overflying local villages during approaches

Pilots are recommended to conduct a low flypast prior to landing to ensure that the runway is clear of deer and dog walkers

Parking is located at the south west corner of the field, pilots should use the eastern end of the parking area if it is available

Danger areas D123, D124 and D125 are located to the south of the airfield

Keevil gliding site is located 7 nautical miles to the south west

Tall terrain (627 feet) is located 1 nautical mile north west of the airfield

Tall hedges are located at the undershoot of runways 10 and 28

Tall trees are located in the undershoot of runway 28

When there are strong southerly winds, pilots can expect to experience turbulence from the high hedge on the southern edge of the airfield


Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder