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RNAS Culdrose Airfield Viewing Area

Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
+44 1326 565085
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we called here on the way back from gweek.. its free and if you like planes then this is a great... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Karl B
Manchester, United Kingdom
It is what it is....

I understand that this is a shadow of its former self. We stopped off here and I was happy with... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Paul B
Bath, United Kingdom
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Gweek Road, Helston TR12 6BB, England
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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

Thank Karl B
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...More

Thank Paul B
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?

Thank Palle N
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...More

Thank johnkey224
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.

Thank RoyL65
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...More

Thank Allan8301953
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...More

Thank Linda W
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...More

Thank Kerry1970
Reviewed 14 June 2016

went to the public viewing area to show the girls and when we were there a helicopter was preparing to take of, a car pulled up as well and the driver got out and we got chatting to him and he explained his son was...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Not much to see unless you know whwn to visit , we visited to see one navy air craft, there were free parking spaces , take you binacoulors to see into air feild and other details such as radars etc..

Thank Pavan K
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