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AVIATION SITES in HAMPSHIRE (Master List SOUTHAMPTON)
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AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING IN HAMPSHIRE
AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION LISTS Page 1
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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION LISTS.Page 3.Minor manufacturers
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AVIATION MUSEUMS
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

These pages list all known aviation-related sites in the county(airfields,airstrips,helipads,manufacturers ,museums etc) but excluding CRASH SITES which are in a seperate section on the Hampshire Airfields website

Clicking on underlined entries will take you to the much more detailed individual Airfield pages at Hampshire Airfields.

HAMBLE:Three airfields at various sites,Used by several manufacturers,including A V Roe,Armstrong Whitworth ,Fairey,Simmonds. Also flying boat activities on the foreshore associated with the airfield. A history of Hamble airfield written by someone who worked there and thus has first-hand knowledge, may be reached by clicking the link below. HAMBLE historical site
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HAMBLE:Private airstrip operated by R Souch during 80s.
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HAMBLE:Alliott Verdon Roe lived in Hamble House (demolished 1960)
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. HANNINGTON:see Walkeridge Farm
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HARTFORD BRIDGE FLATS: see BLACKBUSHE.
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HATCHGATE FARM:51.20N/00.56W 250ft AMSL Near Bramshill (to the west of Blackbushe). Private airstrip currently in use(2001).Runways Grass,11/29 550m,04/22 300m.
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HAWLEY,Gibraltar Barracks:Helipad operated by the Army /Royal Engineers at 51 19 04N/00 49 22W 330ft ASL. (3 miles NW of Farnborough)
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HAYLING ISLAND:In October 1911 Mr. E. Howard Pixton flew his " Bristol " biplane No.19 , from Amesbury to Hayling Island,
where he subsequently made some flights under somewhat trying windy conditions.
The upper of the three images below shows the machine "camped" out for the night between a house and some bathing machines.
The middle picture shows "Bristol 19" at Hayling Island in front of Norfolk Crescent(50.47.08N/0.59.32W)...
and the lower shows the aircraft taking off.(image via Malcolm Montgomery)

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HAYLING ISLAND: A prewar civil airfield at 50 49.49/00 58.35W first used in 1929. The field had a grass runway 1320 Ft. long and was used mainly for pleasure flights by Air Transport and Sales Ltd, and later(in 1934) by Air Trips Ltd.
Pleasure flights ceased in December 1936,but the field(still operated by Air Transport and Sales Ltd )
was enlarged and used by the Hayling Island Flying Club until 1938(by which time there were two hangars).
The location was to the south of the bridge to the mainland and was bounded by Havant Rd. to the west and Northney Rd. to the north.
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HAYLING ISLAND:A helipad is reported here at the Langstone Hotel-previously the Albany Inn( Details?)
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HEDGE END: Private airstrip used during 90s.
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HENGISTBURY HEAD:see BOURNEMOUTH.
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HIGHCLERE.Private airstrip active sometime after 2000.
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HIGHCLIFFE/NAISH FARM.In 1929 Philips & Powis Aircraft Ltd used a strip for joyrides here (5 shillings a trip).
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HILDON:5105N/0132W.Private airstrip used from at least Feb 29th 1962, when John Fairey arrived from Eastleigh with Auster G-AJRC.
Proper name is Hildon - never was Hildon-le-Noble.Still active 2011.see STOCKBRIDGE.
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HINTON ADMIRAL,HIGHCLIFFE:THe April 8th 1920 edition of Flight lists a Civil Licenced Aerodrome here.
Possibly mistaken reference for Christchurch Aerodrome..
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HINTON DAUBNEY,CATHERINGTON:There is a helipad at private house here...approx N50.55.20/W01.02.03(2010)
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HINTON:Just east of Christchurch on the A35- it is reported that Tecnam Echo G-WHEN is based at a private strip here.
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HOLMSLEY SOUTH(Plain Heath):5047N/0142W.RAF airfield opened Sept 1942.Used by RAF and USAAF.Closed Oct.1946.
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HOOK:The TYLNEY HALL HOTEL at Rotherwick ,has a helipad for the use of guests
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HOOK-SCOTLAND FARM:Private Airstrip at 51 16 34N/00 56 28W(220 ft ASL) immediately to the northwest of the M3,in use since 1970s. An aerial view of the strip can be seen here A small number of light aircraft based here.Runway is 08/26,800m grass.
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HOOK:The Winchfield Lodge Hotel at WINCHFIELD has a helipad at N51:17:14 W0:54:59 for use by guests.
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HORDLE(Near New Milton)Batchley Farm:There is a strip in use here about a mile east of Kings Farm(Which it is also known as) . The location is at (approx)N54.05.22/W01.35.25.
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HOUGHTON :See Hildon.
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HURN:see BOURNEMOUTH.
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HURSLEY PARK(near Winchester);After the bombing of the Woolston factory,Supermarine set up a design and assembly facility here. Various prototypes (Seagull,seafire,Swift etc) assembled here.This work continued till 1958.(no airfield),
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HURST CASTLE:Microlite flying took place here in 1991/92.
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HYTHE:5052N/0123W.Helipad operated by US ARMY.1960s - 2006.
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HYTHE-SHORE RD:Grid ref.SU429077: Hangars erected here by May-Harden-May Ltd,aquired by Supermarine in 1925 , used for final assembly of marine aircraft. Aquired by Imperial Airways in 1937 ,used by them and later BOAC untill Nov 1950 for flying boat maintenance.
The base became known as RAF Hythe.
The US Army left in Sept.2006.The original Vickers Supermarine hangars still exist.
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IBSLEY:5052N/0146W.RAF airfield opened April 1941.Abandoned 1947.
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K SITE: see SWAY.
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KEYHAVEN(near Milford on sea): Solent Projects operate an R44 helicopter from an address in Saltgrass Lane .
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KINGS SOMBORNE:See Hidon.
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KINGSTON nr Ringwood:There has been a strip reported here - exact location unknown (Oct 2006).
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KITCOMBE(House):In 1999 there was a private strip here( just south of Lower Farrington Village) ,still active 2003( info via R Ward)
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LADYCROSS:see Beaulieu.
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LAINS FARM: A private strip was in use here ,certainly in 2000/2001.Located just S of Thruxton- grass runway approx 800 metres.Current status unknown( Info from R Ward).
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LAINSTON HOUSE HOTEL:Near Winchester ,has a helipad for the use of guests
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.LARKS BARROW:Grid ref.SU455505.Designated as ALG June 1942,but never used as such.
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LASHAM:5111N/0101W.RAF airfield opened Nov 42.Closed 26 Oct 48.In 50s became gliding site(which still continues). Also used for airline maintenance.In the 50/60s Staravia had a very well known scrapyard here.
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LEE-ON-SOLENT:5048N/0112W.Airfield & marine airfield.Opened 1917 as Naval Seaplane Training School.October 1934 the land airfield opened and continued in use by the FAA until 1990s,when military flying ceased.Airfield still in civil use.
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LEYDENE FARM: A private strip is in use here at EAST MEON/ COOMBE CROSS/ SMALLDOWN ( Info from R Ward)
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LINDFORD. Olivers Farm: There is reported to be a helipad here.No other info at this time.
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LIPHOOK: There was a strip in use here in 1999 at "Foley Farm" - half a mile sw of Liphook.Information just received (Dec 2nd 2004) indicates that in fact the strip is located on Peak Farm where there are actually two strips.
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LOCKERLY: It is believed that the US Army had a strip here in the D-Day preparations time. Possible location wasN51.02.25/W1.34.15
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LONDGDOWN Near Beaulieu Road Station :WW2 Starfish Bombing Decoy SF17A.
Built as a permanent Starfish site to protect Southampton, associated with Denny Lodge Starfish Bombing Decoy SF17B.
Near Decoy Pond Farm. The road to the car park to the south on the Lyndhurst to Ipley Cross road is of military construction. Location SU 356 084..
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LONGMOOR Camp(2.5 miles west of Liphook):Helipad/airstrip operated by the Army at Gipsy Hollow (51 04 38N/00 51 82W). Strip lenghth (maximum) in 1971 was 1800ft. An Andover from 46 SQ Thorney Island landed there in 1971 to assess the suitability of using the strip for training . Due poor braking action on the grass strip the test was not repeated.
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LONGWOOD:Private strip at 51 01N/01 16.W.Operated by B J Dunford .Current 2003(info from R Ward)
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LOPCOMBE CORNER:51 07 06N/01 38 37W.Site of an RFC airfield 1918/1919. Situated right on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border and refered to by various publications as being in either county,it is included here for the sake of completeness. Used only for a short time.the only known units were 52 Sq,74 Sq,85,Sq.91 Sq,all of which arrived as cadres on the following dates- 28/6/19,10/2/19,19/2/19 and 7/3/19.All were then disbanded on the following dates 23/10/19(52 Sq),and 3/7/19(all others). Equipment at the time was RE8(52 Sq),SE5A(74 and 85 Sq),Dolphin(91 Sq) .
The aerodrome was listed in "Flight" Sept 4th 1919 as available for emergency civilian use.(or a location in the immediate vicinity) was used by US Army L-4 Liason aircraft.
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Avro 504J B3103(CFS Comms Flt) at Lopcombe Corner in 1918.

LOWER UPHAM(near Bishops Waltham),PHOENIX FARM(S of village.50.58.39N/01.14.41W): Private airstrip used by Classic and Vintage Aircraft Services( R Lamplough) Runway Grass 04/22 590m.
Also ROUGHHAY FARM(N of village.50.59.26/01.15.12W.250ft AMSL) had a strip in 1999- still active 2003.Runway- Grass 03/21 640m
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LOWER FARRINGDON-KitcombeHouse-private airstrip. Runway grass N/S....51.06.10N/00.59.44W.
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LUDGERSHALL(N51.14/W001.37) During the pre D Day build up the US Army used a strip here for liason aircraft.
LYMINGTON:see NEEDS OAR POINT & PYLEWELL HOUSE.
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LYMINGTON:In the 1930s the Automobile Association listed a landing ground operated by W Smith at Buckland Farm
(Grid Ref SZ310965, 5046N/0133W 96ft AMSL).
The approximate area shown in the image below(landing runs in blue)
Runways were given as 04/22 900ft.09/27 1050ft.15/33 840ft..There was one hangar in the NW corner .
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LYMINGTON:In 2000 a private airstrip was in use about 1.5 miles east of the car ferry terminal at Warborne Organic Farm Grid Ref SZ330975 (Not to be confused with the airstrip in use on the site of the WW2 Lymington ALG). Also known as Pilley,there is a strip at SZ345967- an aerial view of this one can be seen on Multimap.com
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LYMINGTON/PORTMORE.Newton House airstrip..This may be the same place as the Lymington ALG strip.
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LYMINGTON:Helipad at Berthon Boats in use since about 1970.No longer in use by 2008(source :Berthon)
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LYMINGTON:Helipad in use at Elmers Court(1 mile east of town) 1999.
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MARCHWOOD/McMullen Barracks:5053N/0125W.Helipad operated by Royal Corps of Transport.
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MARINE TERMINAL:see SOUTHAMPTON
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MARWELL HALL:Grid ref.SU 510210.Used from Sept.1941 till 1944 as flight test base by Cunliffe-Owen (from Eastliegh). Thereafter used by Air Service Training and WIllmott & Manser Experimental Aircraft for a short time before being returned to agricultural use.
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MEDSTEAD:Hattingley Farm.In 1978 there were two airstrips on the farm used by the Southern Counties Parachute Club.
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MEONSTOKE: There is a strip at 50.58.26N/01.08.50W.Grass E/W..hangar at east end of strip,1 mile west of Meonstoke
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(Marriott)MEON VALLEY HOTEL,Shedfield:Helipad.
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MEYRICK PARK,Bournemouth:(Grid ref:SZ 084 922)Used during the early years (1912 to about 1920 )as an occasional landing ground by aircraft visiting Bournemouth. Notable visitor was Gustav Hamel.The site still exists as open space(in use today as a cricket pitch)
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MICHELDEVER:During WW2 a dummy airfield,decoy for Worthy Down, was laid out here.
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MICHELDEVER.Private airstrip in use early 90s.
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MIDDLE WALLOP:5108N/0134W.RAF airfield opened 1940.Became AAC airfield in 1957.Still in use . Home of AAC Historic Flight and AAC Museum of Army Flying.
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MORESTEAD DOWN:Private airstrip located at Morestead Farm(SU516246) ,3 miles southeast of Winchester . Active in late 60s/ early 70s.Again reported in use 1999( possibly incorrect)
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