HAMPSHIRE AIRFIELDS
CHRISTCHURCH AERODROME 1926-1970, New updated(August 23rd 2013) edition of my book about Christchurch.Sections on the actual history, the Gliding School, 405FG USAAF, Airspeed, Resident and visiting aircraft. Available as a FREE download in PDF format at Hampshire Airfields or from Amazon as Kindle/Ipad file.
Volume 2:CHRISTCHURCH AERODROME 1926-1970, 80 more pages on Christchurch , mostly photographs of visiting and resident aircraft.. Available as a FREE download in PDF format at Christchurch Volume 2
SIMMONDS SPARTAN AIRCRAFT. A history of the Simmonds Spartan aircraft. 170 pages with many photos. Available as a FREE download in PDF format at Simmonds Spartan Aircraft.
AVIATION IN HAMPSHIRE UK 1900 to 2010
DORSET AIRFIELDS
DEVON AIRFIELDS
Isle of Wight Aviation
International Aircraft Registration Prefixes.1913-2011
Simmonds/Spartan Aircraft Production list & Photos
NEW
Aircraft Carriers and helo-equipped vessels at Portsmouth, Spithead and Southampton.1950-2011
Hampshire Crashes.
Over 2000 crashes listed
Dorset Crashes.Over 800 crashes listed.
Isle of Wight crashes.Over 300 crashes listed
AVIATION MUSEUMS IN HAMPSHIRE
Nostalgia: 30+ pages about past aviation happenings in Hampshire and Dorset over the last 100 years.
NEW. Airlines and Christchurch Airfield (Bournemouth Airport) in the 1930s.
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ANDOVER(Weyhill)
ASHLEY WALK
BEAULIEU
BISTERNE
BLACKBUSHE
BOURNEMOUTH-ENSBURY PARK
BOURNEMOUTH-Seaplane operations and Schneider Trophy 1919
BOURNEMOUTH-SOUTHBOURNE 1910 Aviation Meet
BOURNEMOUTH-TALBOT VILLAGE
BREAMORE HOUSE
CALSHOT
CHATTIS HILL
CHILBOLTON
CHRISTCHURCH
EAST BOLDRE(Beaulieu)
FARNBOROUGH
FLEETLANDS
FROST HILL FARM
GOSPORT
HAMBLE
HOLMSLEY SOUTH
HURN(Bournemouth)Includes BAC-111 section.
HYTHE

The Hampshire Airfields site provides a page on each Hampshire airfield(Land or Water) ,past or present,showing runway layout,position,height ASL and a brief history. To go to a particular page ,just click on the airfield name in the lists on left or right of this panel. Not included in the listings are heliports/helipads , private airstrips,museums etc - for these visit the "AVIATION IN HAMPSHIRE UK 1900 to 2000" pages where you will also find downloadable production lists for all Hampshire aircraft production

You may also like to visit DORSET AIRFIELDS,DEVON AIRFIELDS or Isle of Wight Aviation which are websites organized in a similar style to Hampshire Airfields,with details of all Airfields ,airstrips, helipads and other aviation locations in the counties.

The various websites include very comprehensive crash lists for Hampshire(Large list over 1400 crashes - downloadable file available ), Dorset and the Isle of Wight.
In addition the Isle of Wight site includes a unique section about Simmonds/Spartan Aircraft (built at Hamble and Somerton on the IoW) .Many of the photos are previously unpublished.
There is also a comprehensive history of Aircraft Markings and registrations as well as a large section of "Nostagia" pages about past aviation events in the Counties of Hampshire and Dorset- see the foot of this page.

IBSLEY
ISLE OF WIGHT(AIRFIELDS and MANUFACTURERS)
LARKS BARROW
LASHAM
LEE-ON-SOLENT
LYMINGTON(Pylewell House)
MARWELL HALL
MIDDLE WALLOP
NEEDS OAR POINT
ODIHAM
POPHAM
PORTSMOUTH
SOBERTON
SOUTHAMPTON(Eastleigh)
SOUTHAMPTON WATER and FLYING BOATS
STONEY CROSS
SWAY
THORNEY ISLAND
THRUXTON
WINKTON
WOOLSTON
WORTHY DOWN
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Nostalgia Pages

Christchurch and Airlines in the 1930s.

Schneider Trophy Race Cowes IoW. September 1923

Schneider Trophy Race Calshot . September 1929

Schneider Trophy Race Calshot . September 1931

Portsmouth to Johannesburg Air Race. September 1936

Portsmouth ,Southampton and Bournemouth Airports in 1962,Blackbushe in 1957and the Church Crookham Sabres.

Portsmouth Airport in 1960,RNAS Gosport in 1955 and Worthy Down in 1956.

Christchurch airfield Resident aircraft from the 30s till the late 60s.

Aircraft on board HMS Eagle in 1954,Bournemouth/Hurn visitors in April 1962,and overflights at Ibsley in April 1967.

Aircraft used by the U S Naval FASRON 200 at Blackbushe between 1956 and 1960.

Flight Refuelling at Tarrant Rushton.This page crosses over to the sister site "Dorset Airfields" and deals with the large numbers of Gloster Meteors that were refurbished for export at Tarrant Rushton.Also covered are those converted to unmanned configuration as U.16/16/21s .

A short history of Independent Air Transport,later known as Blue-Air,a charter airline based at Hurn in the late 50s.

The crash near Lee-on-Solent of Sunderland GR.V VB885 on 13th February 1946.

Photos kindly sent by Howard Haugh ,showing Simmonds Spartan(which were built in Southampton and on the Isle of Wight) aircraft in New Zealand in the thirties.

RAF Royal Review held at RAF Odiham on 15th July 1953.

A first hand account of flying in the Flypast by the pilot of one of the Avro Lincolns that took part on the Review.

Royal Review of the Fleet held at Spithead in June 1953.Aircraft which took past in the Flypast

The last but one Seafire produced at Eastliegh by Cunliffe Owen as well as an appeal for information regarding the occasion of the photograph .

A small collection of photos taken at Portsmouth Airport - mostly in the late 40s.The photos were kindly provided by J.B."Tommy" Thompson, via Pete Pitman.

Viv Bellamy.....Tommy Thompsons memories of a well known figure in Hampshire Aviation

Flying Boats of the Solent and Poole
A recent book by Mike Phipp about the use of flying boats from the early pre WW1 days to the swansong days of the latter part of the 20th century..
Read a more detailed review of this excellent book.

Photos of the restoration of Simmonds Spartan Three Seater c/n 102 in New Zealand

Airwork Fleet Requirements Unit at Hurn 1951-1972.

The crash at Corfe Castle of Swordfish K5985.

402FS USAAF at Andover in 1944,Photos.

405FG USAAF at Christchurch in 1944,Photos..

The U S Navy's VCS-7 Squadron at Lee-on-Solent flying Spitfires for D-Day.

The Army Balloon Factory and early airships at Farnborough in picture postcards.

Naval Air Station Eastleigh.The US Navy at Eastleigh during WW1

Simmonds Spartan Aircraft-some 1930s pictures from Southampton and the Isle of Wight

A look at some of the advertisements used by Simmond/Spartan from 1929 till the mid 1930s

Seaview and Sopwith: June 1913 photos of Harry Hawker and the Sopwith D1 Three Seater at Seaview on the Isle of Wight..

Hamble & the AW Ensign : 1938 Photos of the AW Ensign Prototype a5 Hamble (via John Turner)..

Spartan VT-AAT , Pictures and information about VT-AAT and it's owner P.M.Kabali;From Captain Herman Vinayak of Mumbai.

Stella at Lytchett Minster, B 17F "Stella"- Forced landing at Lytchett Minster and subsequent recovery.

SIMMONDS/SPARTAN AIRCRAFT, A selection of Spartan photos provided by John Havers

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