Derby Airfield Looking East - Summer 2002
|IATA: none – ICAO: EGBD|
|Operator||Derby Aero Club|
|Elevation AMSL||175 ft / 53 m|
Derby Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P785) that allows flights for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Derby Aero Club & Flying School). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.
It is the home of Airspeed Aviation Ltd and operates Derby Aero Club. Airspeed Aviation Ltd is a CAA and EASA Approved Aircraft Maintenance Organisation holding approvals EASA Part M Subpart F (Approval Number UK.MF.0010) and CAA BCAR A8-15 M3 (Approval Number AMR/179). It is also an EASA Approved Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) holding EASA Part M Subpart G and I approvals (Number UK.MG.0308) for a wide range of general aviation aircraft.
It is a family run and owned airfield.
The airfield was granted full planning permission in 1992, construction immediately commencing, before gaining the CAA Aerodrome Licence in 1993. Additional runways and buildings, including hangars and workshops, have been built over the years.
It is the only CAA licenced aerodrome in Derbyshire.
Built to replace Burnaston Airfield, which was lost in 1990 to Toyota car factory, and which the same family and company had reopened in 1986. The Derby Aero Club was formed at Burnaston and continues to grow with many of the original members still active.
The Derby Aero Club and Flying School operates a range of Cessna Aircraft (Models 140, 152, 172, 177RG), a Beagle Pup series 2 and a Scottish Aviation Bulldog aircraft. Numerous private aircraft also are based on site, with many more visiting for maintenance services.