Goodwood Aerodrome


Type:Special Interest

Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PH

Tel: 01243 755 066

Goodwood Aerodrome


The Goodwood Flying School is a thriving centre of aviation.

Based at Goodwood Aerodrome, the Flying School was opened in 1966 and has developed a reputation for delivering some of the best quality flight training available in the UK.   The fleet of immaculately maintained aircraft are used for training, trial lessons and experiences.

The picturesque south coast setting is the perfect place from which to embark on your flying adventure – whether it is a trial lesson in one of our state-of-the-art Cessnas, or the thrill of flying the classic Piper Super Cub or being flown in a Harvard 2B, which trained many fighter pilots in the Second World War.

Located within the stunning Sussex Countryside, Goodwood Aerodrome provides unforgettable flying experiences for anyone seeking a thrilling adventure.

Serving both iconic sporting locations is the Aero Café, based in the Old Control Tower has a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Fully licensed, serving home-cooked food ranging from light snacks to three course meals and open seven days a week, it is the ideal place to watch the hustle and bustle of Goodwood’s airfield and motor circuit.

History of the Goodwood Aerodrome

There is a rich history of aviation at Goodwood which began during the Second World War.  Goodwood Aerodrome was formerly known as RAF Westhampnett as it was built to act as a satellite airfield to nearby Tangmere Airfield.  From here Hurricanes and Spitfires flew in the Battle of Britain.

Following WW2, the Aerodrome remained in use, with the 9th Duke of Richmond a keen aviator and a member of the Royal Aero Club, building his own aircraft and flying them from Goodwood Aerodrome.

Goodwood Flying School was opened in 1966 and since opening has trained hundreds of would-be pilots, many of whom have gone on to become commercial pilots.  

For over three hundred years, friends, family and guests have been visiting Goodwood to enjoy the sport and its famous hospitality.  The first Duke of Richmond initially came to Goodwood to enjoy the fox hunting with the famous Charlton Hunt.  He bought the house in 1697 and his descendants have lived in it ever since.  It is now known as England’s greatest sporting estate.

In addition to aviation, horseracing, motor racing, flying, golf, shooting and cricket have all been brought to Goodwood by enthusiastic family members. 


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  • Cafe
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Vegans catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Leisure Facilities

  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance - Goodwood Aero Café in the Old Control Tower

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Goodwood Aerodrome is located just three miles from the centre of Chichester and within the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Public Transport Directions

Goodwood Aerodrome is located just three miles from the centre of Chichester and within the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

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