‘Driving’ to Lee-on-Solent (aka Daedalus) Airfield [EGHF]
A short hop down to the coast. We had heard that Lee-on-Solent Airfield (based at the former Naval Air Station, Daedalus) had changed since our last visit.
Arriving over the Isle of Wight with finals over the water to that beautiful long runway, we were directed to Sapphire Aviation who provided free, yes free handling!
A fairly long taxi took us to a golf trolley that led us in. Great warm welcome from the Sapphire crew and a trip to the cafe. Easy flight back led to the comment ‘That was just like a drive in the car.’ We obviously need to set ourselves greater challenges!
It’s worth checking out Pilot Magazine for their recent airfield profile, which provides a wealth of information about the airfield, its facilities and the characters you will find there. The airfield is steeped in history and welcomes visitors all year round to its beautiful coastal location overlooking the Solent and Isle of Wight.
If you’re visiting Lee on Solent, you need to need to read the visitor guide!
Update (April 2015)
Lee-on-Solent (aka Daedalus) Airfield is now operated by Regional & City Airports. Facilities at Daedalus include newly CAA Licensed Aerodrome (April 2015) with a new runway surface (December 2014), aircraft refuelling, on-site engineering, hangarage, outdoor parking, along with flying tuition and flight experiences.