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Milton Keynes

6 mins N/A 10 mins


20 mins 35 mins from MK 55 mins


10 mins 19 mins from MK 30 mins

Silverstone Circuit

6 mins N/A 27 mins

General Aviation (GA)

Cranfield Airport has welcomed GA as far back as the 1940's. 

With a strong association with the flying training community, the services we provide have helped thousands of people achieve their dream of becoming either a private pilot or those that go on to become commercial pilots. 

Due to the full array of training aids avaialble, people that have trained at Cranfield have gone on to work for the world's largest airlines such as British Airways, EasyJet, RyanAir, etc., 

The recent economic climate has had a negative impact on people's finances which in turn has meant that Cranfield Airport has seen a decline in the volume of flight training.

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At Cranfield, we are very keen to support GA as we see the long term benefits of having a solid base for flying training.  

Over the years many Flight Training Organisations have used Cranfield to take advantage of our navigational aids, runway length and night flying capabilities.  We are located just a couple of miles from the M1 Motorway (J13/14) and boast a commercial-sized tarmac runway with full lighting, instrument landing facilities and ATC. 

Payment of Landing Fees

Visiting General Aviation Aircraft pilots can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and relax in our pilot lounge located at Hangar 1. This is where landing fee payments can also be made.

Alternatively, a payment for landing can be made via telephone to the Airport Accounts Department on 01234 758151 (same day payment required).

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Cranfield campus

There are plenty of eating places on the Cranfield University Campus including :-

Maybe you are visiting Cranfield University or wanting to shop in nearby Milton Keynes - whatever the reason for visiting you will be assured of a very warm welcome from all the staff at Cranfield.

If you have a specific query please do not hesitate to contact our Airport Manager at j.bampton@cranfield.ac.uk who will be only to happy to help.