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Hinton Airfield is a small private airfield in the south of Northamptonshire, near Brackley. The area borders Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Warwickshire, all within a few miles.

The land was acquired by the Harrison family in 1924 and appropriated from them to build the World War II airfield in 1939. It came back in the Harrison family hands in 1963 and the airfield activities were carried on in a small way, building to what is here now – gliding, parachuting and private aviation.


We welcome visitors on a Prior Permission basis. Would all prospective aviators wishing to visit please fill in your details and read the conditions that apply to your visit using the



General Airfield Enquiries


01295 811235

Walltree House
Accommodation & Event Space

01295 477907

Hinton Skydive Centre
01295 812300
Go Fly Oxford
01865 842492
Banbury Gliding Club


0333 044 0134

Delta Force Paintballing

0203 869 9301



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Terms of use - important information

If you have not been to us before, or are not confident in entering our airspace (which is very busy at weekends), you should delay your visit or seek the advice of a more experienced person.

Up-to-date conditions can be sought by calling the Hinton Skydive Centre 01295 812 300, but note that Hinton is an unlicensed airfield so they cannot give you definitive advice, only observations to help you to make your own decision.

Please submit only if you have read, understood and accept the following conditions.

  • Hinton is an unlicensed airfield, therefore Unlicensed Rules apply.

  • Maintain a good listening watch on Hinton Radio 119.45
    which is a traffic frequency only.

  • Normal “Arrival, Circuit & Departure” radio calls to be made to
    “Hinton Traffic”. Do not expect a reply.

  • We are a very busy airfield with parachuting and gliding.

  • There are strictly no overhead joins or crosswind joins.

  • There is parachuting from 12,000 feet.

  • No circuit training.

  • Please no overflying local villages or habitation.

  • The airfield is closed the weekend of the Silverstone British Grand Prix.

Permission is considered granted if you complete this form and submit it to us.

Further information

  1. Visiting aircraft are requested to use runway 06/24 (700 metres x 18 metres). Circuits are variable. There are two further hard runways which are NOT suitable for landing or taking off.

  2. Gliding activities generally use opposite circuit direction to powered aircraft so there is NO DEAD SIDE. Give way to gliders at all times which may operate on 06/24. When on finals, keep a good lookout for gliders turning base leg to final for 06/24 and 09/27 grass areas.

  3. Whilst parachuting is in progress, it is advisable to hold 5NM clear of the circuit and join the circuit when all jumpers are down. At times when there is no gliding or parachuting, make blind calls and observe normal circuit procedures.

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By Car

When visiting the airfield you must use the entrance accessed from the A422.

If you're coming from Banbury/Junction 11, you will find a road signposted Hinton Airfield just after the village of Farthinghoe, or just before the village if coming from Brackley. Follow that road for 1 mile and after a sharp corner take the right-hand fork.

½ mile further up you'll find us! Please scroll down for our location on Google Maps.

Please keep below 40mph in consideration of our neighbours.

By Train

You can take the train to either Banbury or Bicester North, and then get a taxi to Hinton Airfield (approximately £20).

Taxi company's to use: 

Banbury Station Taxi's (01295 262927) or 007 Cars (01295 700007)

Bicester Cars (01869 908908) or 001 Alpha Cars (01869 252525)


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