This small civil airfield received a paved runway and taxiways at the end of the 1990s to enable aircraft up to 6000 kg to use it. As of March 2014, the airfield is operated as Breda International Airport. This can be a busy place with leisure flights, training aircraft, a paraclub and - certainly worth mentioning - the Flying Museum of Seppe. Seppe is closed for flying outside the daylight period.
Viewing is easy from the outside but for a closer look and photography near the hangars permission to go airside is needed. Until recently this was not a problem, but nowadays you seem to need a someone who can escort you like a pilot. The runway is only 830 m long.
Driving here is very convenient, as Seppe is located directly on the A58 motorway between Roosendaal in the west and Etten-Leur and Breda in the east. The only way to get here by public transport is to take the (Trein)taxi from Roosendaal. Flying in should be possible for most private planes.
Around the Airport
All facilities are located here. The restaurant has a terrace with a nice view on the action. Permission to go airside might be obtained if asked politely.
The Oude Bredasepostbaan, a minor road running between the motorway and the airfield, offers a superb view on the whole of the runway. This location is good for watching and photography all day, including both approaches.
The small airfield of Seppe in the South of the Netherlands offers several good photo opportunities. (Jack Wolbrink, July 2004)
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