AVIATION IN HAMPSHIRE Since 1900
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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
NEEDS OAR POINT:5046N/0123W.RAF Advanced Landing Ground.Steel matting runways .In use May- July 1944. .
NETLEY: Postcard below shows Sopwith" "Waterplane before starting at Netley in 1913" .
NEW MILTON/GORE FARM.Private airstrip in use 1964-1986.Reopened 1998.Closed again very shortly after.
Last aircraft left by road in 2002..
NEW PARK MANOR HOTEL,Brockenhurst:Helipad(2006).
OAKLEY/IBWORTH:Shear Down Farm - airstrip(aka Garden Piece)at 51.16.37N/01.11.17W.Grass NE/SW- Hangar at south end by Hook Lane..
ODIHAM:5114N/0056W.RAF Airfield first used as landing ground in 1924.Became permanent station in 1934.
Still in use by RAF today..
ODIHAM ,VALENTINES FARM:51.14N/00.56W:Private airstrip in use since 80s.(Grid ref SU740491) .
OLD THORNS HOTEL,Liphook:Helipad 2006..
OSSEMSLEY,nr New Milton:Private strip to SE of the village 2012..
OTTERBOURNE :In the 1970s there was a private strip to the north of Poles Lane
between Otterbourne and Hursley at (approx) N51.01/W01.21.30. .
OVERTON : 51 11 46N/01 15 59W:SU 514445 :Private airstrip in use in 70s.Located about 1 mile west of Popham.
Operated by Charles Church(confirmation of this would be nice ) on the Roundwood Estate.
Recent(late 90s) aerial pix show a strip running N-S.Used for Microlights in late 90s .
Is this still in use?(info via M Burney/R Ward) .
OVER WALLOP:Sudden Farm.Agricopters operated from here during 1978(until when ?).
OWLESBURY-South Longwood .airstrip(aka Morestead)at51.01.05N/01.15.55W.
Runway grass NE/SW(West ofJackmans Hill) .
PENTON COPSE( just north of Andover);A private strip here at 51.14.34N/01.31.02W , N/S grass runway.Shows on Google Earth but no other info..
PETERSFIELDThe Alan Cobham Flying Circus visited Petersfield in June 1934.Exact location unknown .Postcard below shows the event..
PETERSFIELD/SOAL FARM;5101N/0057W.Private airstrip in use since 1972..
PHEONIX FARM AIRFIELD:Lower Upham(about 5 miles east of Eastliegh).Home of Classic Vintage Aircraft Services.
(currently in use)..
PILLEY:see Lymington .
PIRBRIGHT/ELIZABETH BARRACKS:5118N/0040W.Army helipad..
PLAIN HEATH:see HOLMSLEY SOUTH..
POPHAM: Airfield.The only new airfield in the county since WW2.Opened originally as a private strip ,
by the early 80s had an ever growing population of light aircraft and microlights..
POPHAM:Roundwood Farm-(1 mile NW Popham airfield) private airstrip at 51.11.47N/01.15.54W .N/S grass runway..
PORTSDOWN: From at least 1930- 1938 a site at Wymering Race Course ,Portsdown Hill was used by the Portsmouth and Southsea Gliding Club.
PORTSMOUTH: In 1909/10 Mr Day of Portsmouth constructed a monoplane (picture below) which is believed to have been tested at the
Fort Grange Flying Ground Gosport (see Gosport Airfield).,
PORTSMOUTH: The two postcards below show Winston Churchill alighting from a BE2A (top) and a Wight Seaplane(lower).
PORTSMOUTH:5050N/0103W.Opened 2 July 1932 as municipal aerodrome.Airspeed Co.arrived 1933.
Closed 31 Dec 1973.Grass airfield..
PORTSMOUTH:Naval helipads.The Navy have a number of helipads in the area including -:
FORT SOUTHWICK 5047N/0106W,
HMS DRYAD 5048N/0105W & 5049N/0105W,
HMS NELSON/WHALE ISLAND 5049N/0105W,
HMS NELSON/GUNWHARF 5047N/0106W,
HORSEA ISLAND 5049N/0105W,
RM EASTNEY 5047N/0103W(Royal Marines.),
HASLAR HOSPITAL 5047N/0107W.
HMS Vernon 50??N/010?W.
PORTSMOUTH/QUEEN ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL:5050N/0104W.Helipad operated by Hampshire Ambulance Service..
PRESTON CANDOVER:Helipad and airstrip at private residencesince early 70s.
The airstrip may no longer be active .Two photos below via Chris Mitchell show the strip in the 1970s..
PYLEWELL HOUSE/LYMINGTON:5045N/0130W.Advanced Landing Ground laid out in 1943.
Used April to June 1944 by USAAF.Then closed,site cleared.The site still has an private airstrip used by light aircraft. .
QUARLEY DOWN :Approx 51.10N/01.39W (About 5 miles NW of Middle Wallop.
Plans to build a USAAF transport base here during WW2 were abandoned..
RAMSDEAN:Twentyways Farm,Nr Peterfield..There is a private strip half a mile SE of the village.50.59.36N/00.58.53W Grass NE/SW.
There is a single T hangar at the western end...
RED LION COUNTRY INN,Clanville,Andover:Helipad , 2007..
RIDLEY PLAIN: Decoy Airfield Q160A, Burley (WW2) Dummy airfield or ‘Airfield Bombing Decoy Q160A’.
A decoy airfield for RAF Hurn to deflect enemy bombers from bombing Hurn. .....later used as a decoy for RAF Holmsley South.
It was in use during 1942 and was of the ‘Q’ type decoy which simulated an airfield at night via lights arranged to look like an airfield.
Nothing now remains of it. Location : SU 210 072.
ROCKBOURNE(N50.56.W001.49):During the build up to D Day the US Army operated L-4s of the 179th FA Gp from an airstrip here.
Exact location not known..
ROMSEY/210 MU. RAF non flying unit WW2..
ROMSEY/Paultons House: The Romsey Advertsier records that on 15th April 1910 “Mr Rowland Moon, a Southampton Aeroplanist,
made a proving flight in his aeroplane ‘Moonbeam’ from the paddock behind Paultons House.
During an attempt to take-off, after about 200 yards with the aeroplane about 4 feet above ground,
there was a sudden gust of wind and the tail was caught in branches of a tree.
The plane was lifted down and the only repairs required were new wheels”.
He later went on to fly from the site at North Stoneham Farm that would eventually become Eastleigh airfield.(Information via David Hornsby)..
ROMSEY/PAUNCEFOOT FARM:SU335197.There is a private strip here that is also used for visitors to the
Romsey Show and other events at Broadlands( info via R Ward).
ROUNDWOOD FARM: 1 mile west of Popham.Grass runway N-S.Originally used by the late Charles Church Spitfires.
Still maintained.See the aerial view above showing the close proximity of Popham(on the right) and Roundwood (extreme left)..
ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY/FARNBOROUGH:5116N/0045W.Government aircraft factory during WW1 era.