We try to fly every weekend somewhere in the county. Below is a brief summary of our most popular flying sites (in alphabetical order). To make life a little easier, you can jump to specific locations using the links below
A small park in the centre of Faversham. We can usually park on Park Road if the carpark is full. We usually only fly here outside the football season.
We often refer to this as "The Lade" which is actually the name of the car park. We usually fly on the beach behind the carpark, somewhere near the boardwalk. The carpark is quite expensive, but there are breaks in the yellow lines on the main road, the nearest one being just past the bus stop adjacent to the junction with Williamson Road. But that is quite a trek back to the carpark. Unfortunately, the fish and chip shop is closed on Sundays. There are the remains of the old fort just off Lade Fort Crescent, and the sound mirrors are a short drive away, but are only open to the public occasionally.
This is a huge park located in Sittingbourne. Access has changed recently, as a Greggs drive through cafe has been built on the old access road. Access is through the Greggs carpark and through the gates into the park. Drive into the car park then the large mown area is just behind the carpark. There are toilets near the children's play area. If you fancy a walk, the park extends out to the fishing lake at the back. The paths are unmade so just be a bit careful. At the moment, access is a bit tricky for many due to the road "improvements" on the A249 at the junction with the M2.
Located on the cliff tops above Palm Bay in Cliftonville, near Margate. There is ample free parking along Palm Bay Avenue. We usually fly somewhere near the Gloucester Avenue Junction. There are no facilities at this site. The nearest toilets are in the Palm Bay cafe. The Palm Bay Cafe now appears to be a kiosk only so there are no convenient conveniences for this site. This site gives good views over the Thames Estuary.
Located in the centre of Folkestone, we normally park on Radnor Park West, where there is usually ample parking. There will occasionally be a football match, but there is usually plenty of space for us. There are toilets located in the far corner of the park together with a tea room.
We fly on the grass area adjacent to Royal Esplanade and on the St. Mildreds Bay side of the sunken garden. Parking is free and unrestricted on the Esplanade. There are toilets adjacent to the car park in St. Mildreds Bay, about a 5 minute walk away.
Sometimes referred to as the racecourse, the park is a huge flat park surrounded by the River Medway. Be prepared for a walk from your car, as there is no vehicle access into the park. Car parks in Tonbridge are free on Sundays, apart from the Castle carpark. There is a limited amount of on street parking on Avebury Avenue, here. The best carparks are at The Slade or Bradford Street. Wherever you park, you will need to take a footbridge into the park. We normally fly in the large open area behind the children's playground. There is a drinks kiosk in the children's playground and toilets nearby. During the football season the pitches will be in use in the morning and the carparks can be very busy. Also the Slade carpark can be busy with canoeists, paddleboarders, etc. as there is a slipway at the end of the carpark.
We fly on the beach behind the "Borrowpit" carpark on Kingsdown Road. There are two free carparks. The small one to the right of the public toilets, and the large carpark to the left of the toilets. The large carpark is closed at 8pm each day. From the right hand end of the large carpark, as you face the sea, walk up the footpath, cross the cycle path and footway and onto the beach. You will hopefully find us nearby. This site gives good views across the English Channel. On a clear day Les Deux Caps are clearly visible on the French coast.
A pretty little village between Ashford and Tenterden. We fly on the village green, next to the village hall. There is a small free carpark at the village hall. The wind can be a little tricky sometimes, but well worth going along for the tranquility.