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Address: Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 565085
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Great place to see the aircraft

Dropped in after being recommended and not disappointed. Saw several aircraft come and go - great fun. Weather was clear too which always helps, but will definitely go back when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Dropped in after being recommended and not disappointed. Saw several aircraft come and go - great fun. Weather was clear too which always helps, but will definitely go back when I am next in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Always a favourite to stop by and watch pilots training whether in helicopters or jets. Don't expect any action over the weekend. Used to be a cafe/tea room in the viewing enclosure but this year we returned to find it gone for more parking space. Free to park with no time limits.

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Thank Stuart B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

we called here on the way back from gweek.. its free and if you like planes then this is a great place to se them.. hawks were going up in pairs..and helicopters were flying about too..kids loved being so close

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I understand that this is a shadow of its former self. We stopped off here and I was happy with what I saw. Not as busy as I thought but the base was largely on holiday. Saw some aircraft movements though. Very exciting once something does come along. Remember it's in defence of the realm rather than a tourist attraction.

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Thank Paul B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

On spotter day (day before air day) They had put up a fence around the viewing area, so parking and spotting was almost impossible! Why not Work together with spotters instead of giving them a hard time?

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Thank Palle N
Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We visited the area several times in the 1980's, and having a keen interest in aviation always made a point of visiting the RNAS Culdrose Airfield viewing area. In those days the airfield was always busy with a varied array of aircraft, both fixed winged and helicopters, buzzing about. The viewing area had two large car parks, toilets and a... More 

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

in a couple of years but today it seems nothing much happens on a monday morning. That said it is a nice free place to park and picnic on the off chance.

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Thank RoyL65
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Disappointingly, and unfortunately, the RNAS Culdrose Air Day was a total wash out regards to flying displays. As this was one of those times when the weather was not going to conform to a forecast. For all the planning, preparations and organising was not fully used as hoped. Nevertheless, there were plenty of attractions and amusements to keep folks occupied... More 

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Thank Allan8301953
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Stopped here morning after RNAS Culdrose Air Day to see the German Eurofighter Typhoon take off. Good view of runway and 'felt' the take off. Does help to know scheduling and day after Air Day does mean lots will be happening. Viewing area is basically just a small car park, but we didn't need or expect anything else.

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Thank Linda W
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stopped her in the hopes of showing niece some helicopters. Got really lucky - helicopters taking off and landing. Two jets took off together and then another jet did a number of landings/take offs. Really exciting free view, but we were lucky with our timing I think. Shame there isn't the coffee shack there any more.

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