8 good reasons to visit Andrewsfield
If the NEGC/North Essex Authorities are successful at getting permission to build 10,000 houses in the West of Braintree development, Andrewsfield will be gone.
It doesn't matter if they say they will erect some type of memorial to celebrate the airfields history, this treasured little place surrounded by beautiful rural Essex countryside, will cease to exist.
Here are 8 good reasons why you should consider making the effort to visit it while you still can;
1. To remember those who gave their lives to protect this nation
The casualty rate of crews leaving on missions from Andrewsfield during World War Two, was high. It is difficult to imagine how hard it must have been to experience the brutal reality of the situation.
Reading a couple of stories by people close to those who were there, is a sad introduction to what was endured and a sobering reminder of how grateful we should be to those who gave their lives so that we may enjoy the lifestyle we have today.
2. To learn to fly
Andrewsfield has a reputation for the quality of the flying lessons provided. If you not sure whether learning to fly is something for you, why not take a trial lesson and give it a try.
3. To learn to fly better!
The airfield offers many different courses from absolute beginners, up.
4. To sit and watch the planes
It's in the middle of beautiful Essex countryside. Take a trip down and relax in the seating area outside.
5. For lunch
The lunch menu is delicious and very reasonably priced. The kitchen is open every day until 3pm.
6. To have afternoon coffee and cake
If you're not up for a full lunch, a selection of cakes with tea or coffee is available at any time.
7. To enjoy the bar
Open till 9pm, everyday, Millibar is open to everyone and is a great place to enjoy a pint with friends.
8. It's a great destination for a walk
A 50 minute walk from Stebbing, or 43 minutes from Great Saling, it's always handy to have a great destination while out for a walk. Dogs are welcome, and watch out for the deer as you cross the fields.
Visit the Andrewsfield website to get more information on what's available.