Wyton (RAF)

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Last Validated 1-2009
City Wyton
Position 52°21'26"N 000°06'28"W
Runway(s) 09/27
Elevation 135 ft


RAF Wyton used to be a heavy aircraft base. In the fifties many American B-50 bombers used it as a transient airfield while the local PRU reconnaissance unit operated initially with Meteor, Mosquitos and Lancasters but later switched to Canberra aircraft. Also Nimrods used to be based here. In 1993 the last Canberra left the field. Now the station is again in the flying role, supporting Grob Tutors from No 2 Squadron of No 1 Elementary Flying Training School, the University of Cambridge Air Squadron, the University of London Air Squadron and No 5 Air Experience Flight. Keep in mind that the area of the airfield is rather undulated.


The airport has two runways. The aprons are southwest of the runways.

RAF Wyton

Our first spot is the main gate of RAF Wyton. The gate can be reached by following the signs form the A141 onto the B1090 towards the gate. Here you will find a preserved Canberra PR9. It is on military ground, so if needed, you could park your car at the visitor parking and ask the guards nicely.

South side

After the main gate, turn left onto the B1090 towards St Ives. Now take the first left onto a dirt road which located along the fence. From here you have a view onto the aprons and taxiways. When the runway 15/33 is in use, you could position yourself here.

South crashgate

If you continue on the dirt track you will make a right turn away from the field. When you arrive at a T-junction, take a left towards a crash gate. The road will end at a gate, park your car here and continue on foot to have a view onto the runway and taxiway.

East side approach

If needed you could walk up the small road to the right to have another vantage point. Remember that the Grobs turn in close for landings.

North side

From the main gate, take a right onto the B1090 and then a right onto the A141 towards Warboys and Chatteris. There are several gates along this road. Park your car here for a view onto the dispersals. The wreckage of a Canberra can be seen here as well.

West side approach

At the roundabout between the A141 and the B1090, go towards St Ives/RAF Wyton and park your car directly after the roundabout. Here you have a good spot when aircraft are landing at runway 09.

Getting There

RAF Wyton is located just south of the A141, between Huntingdon and Chatteris. It is located just north of St Ives. The entrance is on the B1090 towards this city.


278.350 / 122.100Ground
372.200 / 119.975Tower
369.525 / 134.050Approach

Based Operators

57(R)sqTutor T1
Cambridge UASTutor T1
London UASTutor T1
5 AEFTutor T1


XH170Canberra PR9, preserved at main gate, spot 1.
RAF WytonOfficial homepage of the RAF about RAF Wyton.

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