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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
AIRSPEED:Manufacturer -factories at PORTSMOUTH and CHRISTCHURCH.Taken over by De Havilands after WW2..
ALDERSHOT:Army Balloon Factory was here until moved to FARNBOROUGH early 1900s.
The image below is the Vickers HMA Parseval No.6 airship at Aldershot in 1916.
ALDERSHOT:In 1911 the Aldershot Model Aero Club were given a full sized Farman type glider by a "gentleman in the district".
It is not known if the glider was ever flown or ,if it was flown, from where.
ALDERSHOT,Browning Barracks:Army Helipad at 5115N/0004W.Also C-47B Dakota KP208 preserved at
Airborne Forces Museum ..
ALDERSHOT:Various other Army helipads at :HQ South East District(511541N/004571W).
HQ Airborne Brigade(511528N/004613W).
Cambridge Military Hospital(511550N/004587W & 511523N/004554W).
Lille Barracks(N511531/W004465 & N511638/W004462).
Stanhope Lines (N51??/W04??) .
ALTON:Air Spares International,at Valley Nurseries,near Alton,have large parts of several scrapped aircraft
(mainly airline equipment) in open storage. .
ALTON:Hillside Nurseries,half mile northwest of Alton are used as a departure point by Virgin Balloons for joy rides(2007). .
ANDOVER - DURNEY COLLECTION:Private collection located Weyhill Rd ,Andover.
(Has(or had?) Rapide G-ALAX) plus several other aircraft. .
ANDOVER:Various helipads at-
Red lion Country Inn(N511421/W013273,500ft amsl),
Apsley Shooting Ground(N511248/W012335,360ft amsl),
and at N511240/W013191,300ft amsl .
ANDOVER (Weyhill): 5113N-0132W.RAF Airfield 1917-1976.Subsequent use by Army Air Corps .
ARLESFORD. In September 1925 , military manoeuvres made use of an aerodrome near Arlesford.The photos from Flight show a flattish area in use .
It is likely that this was a very temporary arrangement.
The Precise location is uncertain but possibly near Nettle Bed's Farm
or Coombe Farm (near Abbotstone woods.(Info from Mike Holder)..
ARLESFORD.In 1996 an airstrip was in use here - exact location unknown.
Possibly this is a strip used by microlights S of New Arlesford(new info from R Ward).
ASHLEY WALK(4 miles NE of Fordingbridge).RAF bombing range in use during WW2.
Two x 400 yd strips for liason aircraft..
ATLANTIC PARK:See SOUTHAMPTON/EASTIEGH..
AXFORD:A helipad was in use here by 1980(approx) in the grounds of the Sopwith family residence.
The pad has not been used since about 1990 but is still in existence..
BARTON ASHES:There is a microlight airstrip here.Located about 3km west of South Wonston at Crawley Down Wood(n of
Winchester) at N51.07.34 W01.22.17.(Grid Ref 442367)
There are two strips of approx 800 metres.One runs NNE/SSW ,the other E-W with a bend in the middle .
BARTON STACEY:(N51.11/W001.22): The US Army had an airstrip here in the pre D Day build up .
It was used by L-4s of the 959th Field Artillery Battalion and 406th Field Artillery Group.
The exact location is not known..
BASINGSTOKE : A WW1 aerodrome was set up on the Golf Course to the west of North hill.
Site also used by Cobham in 1932 for his Air Pageant (at which Jim Mollison appeared) ....approx N51.16.28/W001.04.44 .
BASINGSTOKE :The Dec 20th 1929 issue of Flight reported that Basingstoke Town Planning scheme included a site reserved
for a Municipal Aerodrome.The location is so far unknown..
BASINGSTOKE DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL:5116N/0106W.Helipad operated by Hampshire Ambulance Service..
BASINGSTOKE: There is/was(?) a helipad at the Sperry Company's premises.
Also one reported at the Mercury Motor Inn Any further info on these very welcome..
BASINGSTOKE:Wheatsheaf Hotel:There is a helipad here..
BASINGSTOKE:Queen Mary's College used as a departure point by Virgin Balloons for joy rides(2007)...
BEAULIEU:In the 1930s the AA listed a "landing ground" at SU380015(5048N/0128W)S of B3054/N of Swinesleys Farm
125ft amsl .Runways Grass:01/19 930ft,11/29 675ft. .
BEAULIEU:Godfrey'sFarm .Microlight strip. .
BEAULIEU/Ladycross. 5048N/0130W: RAF airfield with hard runways opened 8 Aug 1942.
Used by USAAF in 1944.Closed in 1950.(see also East Boldre)..
BEAULIEU MOTOR MUSEUM:From 6th October 1959 until 1967 Spitfire XVI SL721 was on display at the Motor Museum..
BEECH :Valley Court ... See Valley Court.
BISHOPS WALTHAM:Street End Farm.A private strip was in use here in the mid 70s/80s.
BISHOPS WALTHAM:"Flight" mentions a Landing ground here in 1927..BISTERNE.5049N/0146W:Advanced Landing Ground.Built sept 1943.Used by USAAF March -July 1944.
Runways removed by 1945..
BLACKBUSHE/Hartford Bridge Flats:5119N/0050W:RAF airfield-Officially opened 1st Nov 1942
(but site used by RAE Farnborough for some months before this date).
Postwar became civil airport,also US Navy.Part of site still in use by general aviation..
BLACKDOWN BARRACKS,near Aldershot:5118N/0041W.Helipad operated by RAOC.
BLACKNEST(near Farnham) :There s an active strip here operated by J Espin.(Info from R Ward) .
BOARHUNT:BERE FARM.In 1999 there was a private strip here at 50.53N/01.09W(1mile N of J11 on the M27)
Still Active in 2002.Runway grass 11/29 800m..
BOORLEY GREEN:Private Airstrip in use during'80s..
BOORLEY GREEN(Botley):The Botley Park Hotel in Winchester Road has a helipad for the use of guests. .
BORDON CAMP,near Farnham:5107N/0052W;Helipad operated by Army School of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering..
BOSSINGTON HOUSE:See Hildon..
BOTLEY:Dr Urmston built Currie Wot G-ARZW & Fury Replica G-ASCM in a workshop in Winchester Street. .
BOTLEY Park Hotel:Helipad at 50º55.85N/001º16.71W .
BOURNE PARK AIRFIELD:Private airfield located at 51 15 59N/01 27 31W Grid ref SU373520 about 3 miles North
of Andover near the A343.First in use during 90s.550 ft ASL.Click here for Overhead View of Bourne Park.
BOURNEMOUTH AERODROME:see CHRISTCHURCH..
BOURNEMOUTH/ENSBURY PARK:Airfield developed by Bournemouth Aviation Company.
Opened as flying training school June 1916.Became RFC WINTON.
Military flying ceased April 1919 returned to civil use until early 1930s. .
BOURNEMOUTH:"Falaise" 13 West Overcliff Dve was the home of Sir Alan Cobham from 1913 to 1973 .
BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/HURN:5047N 0150W.RAF HURN opened 1st August 1941.
Used by RAF,USAAF and BOAC.Postwar became civil airport.
Still in use as such after various changes in name and ownership..
BOURNEMOUTH Meyrick Park.Henri Salmet landed here in 1913, carrying local department store owner
Cyril Beale dressed as Santa Claus..
BOURNEMOUTH No3 P.R.C. RAF non-flying unit located in requisitioned buildings in Bournemouth WW2..
BOURNEMOUTH PIER:Site of the 1919 Schneider Trophy Seaplane Race.
Also used as terminal for seaplane services to Southampton and Isle of Wight..
BOURNEMOUTH/SOUTHBOURNE(Hengistbury Head):site of the 1910 Bournemouth Aviation Meeting at which Charles Rolls
(of Roll-Royce) was killed when his Wright Biplane crashed..
ABOVE: Picture postcard of Grahame-White at Bournemouth , circa 1912,.The aircraft is a Bristol Boxkite,
the location, possibly Meyrick Park.(via A Wilson-Sandys).
BOURNEMOUTH ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL:5043N/0150W.Helipad operated by Dorset Ambulance Service until closure of RVH .
Pad now located at new BOURNEMOUTH HOSPITAL in Castle lane. .
BOURNEMOUTH/TALBOT VILLAGE:Site used from 1910 by Bournemouth Aviation Company.WW1.Airfield closed early 1917. .
BOURNEMOUTH:During the pre D Day build up the US Army operated from two airstrips in the area.
One was at Canford School Park, used by US liaison aircraft but no further details known.
The second , on Turbary Common, Wallisdown, was used by L-4s and RAF Austers.
This strip was flanked on its N and NE sides by Turbary Park Avenue.
Field still exists as an open area but much reduced in size by industrial development.
Recent reports tell of another strip in the Turbary area , this one about 1 mile N of the US ARMY one (N of present day Holloway Ave)..used 1942-45 by Lysanders..
BOYDS FARM/BOLDRE: A private flying field existed here during the 1920s.
BRAISHFIELD near Romsey.Private airstrip here in late 1990s.(Exact location?).
There is also reported to have been a helipad here at Morlan Beazley Helicopters in 1975 .
BRAMLEY:The Army Training Establishment at Bramley(SE of Tadley,about 5 miles N of Basingstoke) ,
has several retired helicopter airfames for training purposes .
BREAMORE HOUSE(N50.56/W001.47) (north of Ringwood)Grid ref- SU160025:
The US Third Army had a strip for communications aircraft here during the D-Day buildup in 1944. .
BRAMSHILL:Hatchgate Farm.Private Strip at 51.20.25N/00.55.26W, To the west of Plough Lane
Two grass runways NE/SW and NW/SE..
BRITISH AEROSPACE:Successor to BAC at BOURNEMOUTH/HURN,Manufacture of BAC111s.Company closed Hurn factory in 1984..
BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION:Successor to Vickers-Armstrong.Manufactured BAC-111s at BOURNEMOUTH/HURN.
Became BRITISH AEROSPACE..
BROCKENHURST:New Park Manor Hotel.There is a helipad for the convenience of hotel guests.(2001) .
BROUGHTON(near Middle Wallop):Private airstrip active in 1980s..
BURGHCLERE, ADBURY PARK HOUSE: There is a NE/SW Grass strip here(51.21.26N/01.18.23W)with a hangar to the West of the strip..
BURLEY(Near CHRISTCHURCH).Private Helipad at the Burley Manor Hotel ,1990 to date..
BURSLEDON:Private airstrip here.. Believed to be at an 'allotments area' near junction of Hamble Lane and Hound Road ,
possibly at 50.52.41N/01.19.51W.
Can anyone confirm this? .
BURTON: Near Christchurch:A helipad in use at 'The Manor' pub approx 1 mile from Christchurch, Dorset;
next to the railway line south of Burton. In use since 2001 many helicopters
have been seen in the field along Salisbury Road or in the pub's rear carpark.
Bushfield Camp:(N51.02/W001.19): The US Army had an airstrip here in the pre D Day build up