Rednal Airfield

by Oswestry, Shropshire.

Reference for pilots, aircraft owners, users of airspace & interested parties.

Airfield Name: REDNAL

ICAO Ident: None

ARP: N52° 50.6' W002° 56.09'

alternative ARP representations:

  • 52.8427,-2.9349

  • N52° 50.561' W002° 56.093'

  • N52:50:34 W2:56:06

  • N52° 50' 33.7" W2° 56' 5.6"

          • N52.8427° W2.9349°


  • OSxy X:337127 Y:327652

  • OS12 337127327652

  • OSNG SJ3712727652

(Airfield Reference Point is Mid-Point of Main Runway 04/22).

Elevation: 285ft (-10hPa).

Traffic Type: Rotor craft + Model Aircraft, Drones, UAVs, rockets, helium weather balloons & inflatable dirigible testing.

Owner Type: Private, club + RAF (Helicopter Training).

PPR: Strictly PPR, subject to sufficient notice and assessment of ability, by at least a week's prior arrangement by eg: email airfield \at\ , or post.

If you have a general enquiry, or a commercial proposition, or some interesting information about the airfield and its locality, please feel free to get in touch.

Address: Rednal, West Felton, OSWESTRY SY11 4HF

Tel: +44(0) l69l6lzero3zero3

Email: airfield \at\

Web: Rednal Airfield official site

Droners: get in touch @

Runway Info: Multiple runways exist but only one runway is usable for piloted craft (subject to the conditions set out): 04/22

Identifier: None \varnothing

Dimensions: 600 x 40 mts - no overrun at either end. Obstacles include fences, forest and a main road.

Surface: 'Tarmac' with loose surface stones, pitted, patchy, eroded with abundant weed growth.

This airfield poses major challenges, obstacles and dangers to fixed-wing piloted aircraft.

The AFE 'map' (among others) still circulating on sites such as is a dangerous fiction, showing non-existent windsock and understating National Grid pylon heights by > 50%.

Displaced Thr. 100mts on both 04 and 22.

Radio: Not always monitored – make blind calls.

Type: VHF

Callsign: Rednal Traffic.

Frequency: 135·480 MHz (Safetycom)

Fuel: None available.

AVGAS: No, nada

JET A1: No, zilch


UL 91: No, {}

No windsock.

No fire extinguisher.

No first aid. ∅

No fire hydrant. ∅

No telephone. \emptyset

Circuits: Join O/H at 1000 ft. on QFE All circuits to the East.

Rwy: 04/22

ACFT Type: Rotary Aircraft only.

Direction: Right Hand on Rwy 04 Left Hand on Rwy 22

Height: 800 ft. on QFE

400kV pylon heights: 54 mts to East, North-East and North - 16 such pylons of 140ft to 180ft agl within 2km of Rednal Airfield.

11kV overhead 25foot agl buried under runway 15metres distant.

South end (22) parallel, then incident upon adjacent public highway, steel and concrete fencing - no overrun possible.

Farm traffic crossing 04 (northern) end

Noise Abatement Areas: Please see map with areas highlighted.

Industrial area + houses to West of Runway 04/22

See this video for illustration of Rednal Airfield pylons looking East and South.

No flying down runway, No touch&go's - military helicopters may be present at low level, as well as UAV(S)/RPA(S)/(s)UAS/MAV/RCA.

Dear fixed-wing pilot(s),
Many of the PPL community seem to think it their fundamental human right to buzz about, land, touch&go, etc. wherever they feel like. So, for clarity, and for the avoidance of doubt, or you asked and received no answer, the default answer is, "no permission, no Landing" Capeesh? That
should make things clear (apologies to those pilots with manners for the somewhat tetchy tone, but see account of near-miss in

Rednal is in the Shawbury (EGOS) Low Flying Area (LFA) 9 - more information and many acronyms available at:

OS-map extract with runway marked

04&22 at wrong ends

Smaller-scale with highways and (some) high-voltage lines. Brown areas are access for farm and commercial vehicles.

Out-of-date air-nav chart showing nearby airfields and Shawbury's CMATZ.

Indicative map of places where it is preferable not to unnecessarily overfly so as not to disturb grazing animals, farm animals, people and businesses.

This airfield poses considerable challenges, obstacles and objective dangers to fixed wing pilots - please stay away.

People live, walk, ride, reside and work on, around and near Rednal Airfield, so it is not considerate to use its airspace for aerobatics, dives, loops, repetitive circular manoeuvres and low flying. If you insist on doing so you may also prang a pylon or clip a National Grid cable which could disrupt the nation's electric supply, scratch your plane, as well as spoiling your day. May we suggest a flight-sim.

Your co-operation is appreciated, really.