Visit By Air/By Road

Welcome to Stow Maries!

We are very happy to welcome visitors on all regular open days, arriving by car or by air. If you have a group, we prefer to you to let us know in advance.

Our regular opening is Thursday - Monday in Summer, Friday - Sun in Winter - check Opening Times).

Pilots - PPR must be obtained, personally, by the pilot -  as there will be a minimal briefing before PPR is granted. 

Weather Conditions

Due to winter weather conditions, the runways may be closed to no-resident aircraft. Therefore it is essential that you contact PPR in advance of landing.


Below you will find information on how to get to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome by road and by air. Please click on the heading which applies for more details. 


Stow Maries Aerodrome
Hackmans Lane
Near Maldon

Tel: 01245 322644 (weekdays) 01245 429134 (weekends)

Entry for cars via Hackmans Lane only. Sat nav use CM3 6RJ

Entry for coaches is via Crows Lane only. Sat nav use CM3 6RN

Car parking

Please park in the grassy, roped-off designated area on the left as you approach the buildings (it can be muddy if wet).

Directions from the M25

  • At Junction 28 of the M25, turn North on the A12.
  • At Junction 18 (Chelmsford Park and Ride) of the A12, turn East on the A414 towards Danbury and continue through Danbury towards Maldon.
  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit, straight across, onto the B1010 Burnham Road.
  • Take the first right, Marlpits Road, towards Cock Clarks and Cold Norton. There is a ECC Brown sign advertising us on the right.
  • At the crossroads, go straight on. This is now Hackmans Lane.
  • Follow Hackmans Lane through the village of Cock Clarks towards Cold Norton.
  • Approximately 1.5 miles from Cock Clarks, there is a large sign on the right hand side there is a further ECC Brown sign. At the entrance, ther eis a large white sign showing the entrance to Flambirds Farm.
  • Turn right onto the concrete track. You will pass another white sign at the bend. Move past the farm to the Aerodrome (0.75 miles).
  • Park in the designated grassy cordoned off area to the left before you reach the main buildings.
  • Visitors should report to the Engine Workshop Museum, on the right hand side, almost opposite the large green hangar.

We are very happy to welcome responsible pilots to our historic Aerodrome.

We are now open to visiting aircraft during regular opening Friday - Sunday

PPR must be obtained, personally, by the pilot as there will be a minimal briefing before PPR is granted. 

To obtain PPR please email or text/call 07944 292432

Landing fees are £13.00 per aircraft which will include museum entry for the pilot. If any passengers just want to visit The Mess they will get a pink wristband. If passengers wish to visit exhibits they must pay normal entry fees. 

Please click on BY Air (above)

All Traffic must call for PPR before landing - call 07944292432

PLEASE NOTE: At Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome we are committed to maintaining good relationships with our neighbours. These relationships rely on our visiting pilots being as careful as they can in following instructions. It is VITAL, for the benefit of our neighbours, that you contact us in advance of your landing and follow these instructions. Inappropriately overflying local residences will be dealt with severely. 


Runways: 02/20 , 640m x 60m, Grass.

Determine runway in use from windsocks.

Airfield elevation 185 feet.

Contact Southend Radar on 130.780 with 10 miles to run.

Change to Stow Maries Radio 118.980 with 2 miles to run.

Make blind “traffic” calls if no reply.

Join overhead at 1200ft QFE (AGL)

No deadside, do NOT fly to East of airfield, all circuits to the west.

Left hand on 02, right hand on 20.

Circuit height 800 ft QFE.

Park outside Pilots Ready Room (marked with “C”), book in.

Landing fee £13

Co-ordinates: N5140.23 E00037.58

Runway 15/33 - 550 metres by 40 metres. Only available with specific written or SMS permission. 

Arrival note - Runway 02 - it is vital that you avoid nearby Wellinditch Farm. This is particularly important. If this is not mentioned during your briefing, please ask for details.

Departure procedure – Runway 20 – After departure, turn right 20 degrees of centre line as soon as safe and practicable

Please note: for pilots – the following applies:

The Aerodrome operates within London Southend Airport’s (LSA) Controlled Airspace - Southend Radar 130.780

London Southend Airport Controlled Airspace (CAS) Safety Information Notice and Operating Procedures for the “Stow Maries Box”.












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