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I just wanted to say thank you to the great reception we received at the Pilot’s Pal Pub. We had a great time. The people of Biggin Hills are a very special people and well never forget our visit. I hope in the future to revisit the airport again. Again Thanks
Dick Ricker <>
North Kingstown, Rhode Island USA – Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 15:27:34 (UTC)

Jacob seems to have some technical understanding of aviation. Do you happen to have anything to do with a DC3 that operates out of Biggin occasionally??
– Friday, September 17, 1999 at 21:45:21 (UTC)

Nice site but where is the info for Surrey and Kent flying club?
Terry Hayter <>
Orpington, Kent – Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 14:29:03 (UTC)

I think that the airport should reduce its landing fees so that people learning to fly at Biggin Hill are not forced to to practice touch and goes and landings at another airport.
Jacob Sproat
Biggin Hill, Westerham Kent – Monday, Septemper 16, 1999 at 14:06:17 (UTC)

Biggin will never serve scheduled flights. The main reason which everybody is forgetting is that it has NO roads which sensibly link it to any conections, which give it easy access. THE ONLY way Biggin wil be anything is for the M25 to have access at Westerham, then it will be viable. Until then FORGET IT.
Jacob Sproat
– Sunday, August 27, 1999 at 21:42:48 (UTC)

I believe that biggin hill airport has been in need of development for a long time and the receint inprovements should be encouraged. I believe that a market exists for a business jet service serving London and the south east. How about using the airfield for Millenuim dome weekend charters!. But please lets not forget the importance that the flying schools play in the viability of the airfield.
Dimitrios Taliadoros <>
Catford, – Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 13:52:33 (UTC)

The June airshow is set to continue well into the future. The additional show in September celebrating the Battle of Britain looks like being next held in the year 2000. Regards Pete Senior Controller Biggin Hill Airport
Pete Mirams <>
Biggin Hill, Kent – Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 01:43:48 (GMT)

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  1. I have lived in Green Street Green for over 35 years, the noise from planes flying over the last year has been horrendous. I look now on the flight path app, to actually find out what plane is flying over us. Just this evening we have had over 6 large jets, mostly being Boeing 737-522., the destination is not listed, a reason I would love to know. The noise disruption can be as early as 6.30am. Surely we discuss about noise pollution and the effects this is having on peoples lives. In this day and age everything comes down to money, greed and power.

    I have noticed the flight paths have changed so where we live, all the planes flying out of Biggin Hill take the route over our house. I have complained both to the council and the Airport to no avail. As I said if I had wanted to live over a flight path I would have purchased a house at Gatwick.

  2. I grew up in Bickley and as a teenager would ride my motorcycle up to The Salt Box Cafe. About 1962. I would pass by a Hurricane next to a Spitfire parked outside the airfield entrance. Almost another lifetime it seems now. I moved to Monterey Bay area of California and have lived here since 1971. If there are any fighter pilots left I’d like to thank them very much for their contribution to my freedom.

    1. Thank you Stepen for your kind post. I used to pass by the Spitfire and Hurricame myself but someone a few years back thought they should be made to fly again. They have for some years now been replaced by two fibreglass replicas.

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