Just outside the M25 is North Weald Airfield, an operational general aviation aerodrome, in the civil parish of North Weald Bassett in Epping Forest, Essex, England.
It was an important fighter station during the Battle of Britain in defence of London, when it was known as the RAF Station RAF North Weald.
Although unlicensed it is home to many private aircraft and historic types, along with several WW2 bunkers and the Norwegian Squadron Club.
The airfield continues to be active with vintage and veteran aircraft such as the Spitfire, Mustang, Kittyhawk, Dakota, Skyraider, Seafire and Harvard based there. In addition, North Weald has become home to early military jets such as the Hunter, Venom, Vampire, Gnat, Jet Provost and others alongside modern civilian aircraft such as the SportCruiser, Cessna 172, Piper PA28, Aero AT3 and the Cirrus SR22.
One of the original 1927 hangars still remains as does the former Officers Mess, which has now been given Grade 2 listed building status.