Solent Airport at Daedalus is undergoing significant infrastructure and development works. During the various phases of work, the main visitor entrance to the Airport has changed from Chark Lane off Broom Way to the newly constructed Daedalus Drive, which is fed by the new junction at the traffic lights outside the front of CEMAST. If using a Sat Nav to get to the Control Tower, enter the postcode PO13 9FZ.

Route map to Solent Airport

PLEASE NOTE: Visitor Parking is at the Control Tower. If driving to the Airfield, Daedalus Drive will feed you into the Argus Gate entrance where you will be directed to follow the route as highlighted in aqua blue on the map below if you need to get to the Control Tower. Internal signage will also guide you whilst on site. Control Tower is located by RVP South.

Daedalus Pathway

Whether it is a flying visit or you are visiting on foot, our pedestrian access gate provides a link between Solent Airport and the seafront.

As a visiting pilot, the gate will take you direct to the seafront, and within a 10 minute walk you will find yourself in the centre of Lee-On-The-Solent.

If you would like to visit Solent Airport as a pedestrian, you will find the access gate off Stubbington Lane, opposite Crofton Avenue. After a short walk along Daedalus Drive, the Control Tower and it's facilities are located on the left.


Caf? logo

Open to the public all year round, Café @Zero 5, is our hot food venue located at the centre of things at the Control Tower. Come and enjoy a range of hot and cold food and drinks.

We are open 09:00 to 16:00, 7 days a week.

Viewing Areas

Relax in our Visitors Lounge with spectators seating and take in the wonderful views of the Airport. Come rain or shine, enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Our outside viewing area is now available to use. The perfect location to relax while watching the Airport activities.

Please be aware the Control Tower is currently under refurbishment. The visitors lounge is still open but there are limited parking spaces.

Parking and Hangarage

Grass and Hard Stand parking contracts are available from the Airfield Authority, which attract resident aircraft status and benefits. Currently there is no hangarage, however a project is underway considering this option. If you are interested, please contact us for more details or to express an interest. Self-build plots may also be available in our new Hangars East complex. Enquiries to

Solent area map
Please Note: NEW to January 2016 - the Echo Taxiway has now re-located onto
the former 17/35 runway. Solent Airport is also undergoing significant infrastructure
re-development across the entire Airport. Layout and access should be pre-briefed
by the pilot to ensure a clear and considered route at all times.

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