Nearest town: High Wycombe (3 miles by car), Buckinghamshire
Opening Times: Winter: 0900-1600 and by arrangement; Summer: 0800-1630 and by arrangement.
Longest Runway: 735m, Asphalt
Fuel: AVTUR JET A-1, AVGAS 100LL
Phone: 01494 529261
Website: www.bafc.co.uk, Wikipedia entry
AIP: plates and airport diagram
Landing fees: From £13 for light, single-engine aircraft
- Taxis: Neales Taxis (01494 522555), Dick’s Taxi Service (01494 442799), DS EXecutive Taxi (01494 535293), Academy Private Hire (01494 535600), Eagle Taxis (01494 444414), Associated Taxis (01494 527272)
- Car Hire: Hopper Hire (01494 474600), Euro Car Drive Rental (01494 258401), Bucks Car Hire (01494 463277), United Rental Group (01494 444075), Practical Car & Van Rental (01494 535000, www.practical.co.uk), Enterprise Rent A Car (01494 444321, www.enterprise.com)
- Facilities at airport: Bar & Restaurant
- Charters: Helicopter Services Ltd. (01494 513166, www.helicopterservices.co.uk)
- Flying Schools: British Airways Flying Club (01494 529262, www.bafc.co.uk), Wycombe Air Centre (01494 443737, www.wycombeaircentre.co.uk), Booker Gliding Centre (01494 442501, www.bookergliding.co.uk)
- The Belle Vue, Gordon Road, High Wycombe (01494 524728). Despite the French name, The Belle Vue is anything but fancy. A comfortable, ‘down-to-earth’ pub, this one serves some very good ales, though the selection keeps changing.
- Old Queens Head, Hammersley Lane, Penn, High Wycombe (01494 813371, www.oldqueensheadpenn.co.uk). Winner of the ‘Les Routiers’ Pub of the Year Award. Close to some beautiful walks in the Buckingamshire countryside, this pub serves up some excellent food as well.
- The Royal Standard, Wooburn Common Road, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe (01628 521121). Large-ish pub noted for a very wide choice of real ales.
- Aubergine at the Compleat Angler, Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel, Marlow Bridge, Marlow (01628 405405). The country cousin of the well-known London Chelsea restaurent, Aubergine, this one too is a French-style fine dining restaurant.
- The Sausage Tree, Saffron Road, High Wycombe (01494 452204, www.sausagetreepub.co.uk). An unusual pub-restaurant that serves up a range of gourmet sausages. They also do an interesting grill-on-your-own-table meal.
- Eat-Thai, 14-15, Easton Street, High Wycombe (01494 532888, www.eat-thai.co.uk). Fresh Thai food in comfortable, modern settings.
- Wendover Arms, 136, Desborough Avenue, High Wycombe (01494 474747, www.wendoverarms.co.uk). A modern pub with five rooms and the promise of some good British as well as Thai food.
- Squirrel House, 129, New Road, High Wycombe (01494 520709, www.squirrelhouse.co.uk). Nothing unusual about this B&B but it does offer extremely comfortable beds and a very friendly atmosphere.
- Malvern House, Fernie Fields, Off New Road, High Wycombe (07792 815846, www.malvernguesthouse.co.uk). Family run smallish 4-star hotel that has been variously described as ‘extremely comfortable’, ‘sophisticated’ and ‘exclusive’.
- Flackwell Heath Golf Club Ltd., Treadaway Road, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe (01628 520929, www.fhgc.co.uk). This is a private club that welcomes visitors with a handicap certificate, on weekdays only.
- Hazlemere Golf Club, Penn Road, Hazlemere (01494 719300, www.hazlemeregolfclub.co.uk). An 18-hole par 70 course set in the beautiful landscape of the Chiltern Hills.
- A visit to Wycombe Museum (01494 421895), which has some interesting material on the history of the Buckinghamshire region.
- The area around Wycombe has some very fine walking trails, including those in the Chiltern Hills.
- A visit to the Hell-Fire Caves (01494 533739, www.hellfirecaves.co.uk), 300 feet of tunnels and nooks underground containing a lot of local history and the odd ghost.
- A visit to Hughenden Manor (01494 755573), a Victorian country house that was the home of erstwhile Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
- www.visitbuckinghamshire.org, Tourist Information on Buckinghamshire.
- www.highwycombesociety.org.uk, The High Wycombe Society, a local conservation body that sometimes organises interesting events.
You should also mention wycombe air centre who have a fleet of training aircraft and a nice flying club. Also there is a nice small museum on the airport grounds tthemselves though not sure if this is open.
Matthew Stibbe says
If anyone has any more details, please let me know. I'd love to find out more.
Mike Perkin says
My son, Richard Perkin, is a full PGA professional and golf coach at Wycombe Heights in High Wycombe. He has an established client base from the surrounding area but is always looking for new golfers who might want to improve their game, either in the practice bays and surrounding coaching areas, or out on the course in a playing lesson.
If you are interested, or if you know of any golfing friends in the area who may be, Richard would be happy to offer an introductory discount from his regular prices (which are typically