Elstree Airfield

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London Elstree Aerodrome
Airport type Public
Owner Montclare Shipping Co. Ltd
Operator Aldenham Aviation LLP
Serves Elstree
Location Aldenham
Elevation AMSL 332 ft / 101 m
Coordinates 51°39′21″N 000°19′33″W / 51.65583°N 0.32583°W / 51.65583; -0.32583Coordinates: 51°39′21″N 000°19′33″W / 51.65583°N 0.32583°W / 51.65583; -0.32583
EGTR is located in Hertfordshire
Location in Hertfordshire
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 651 2,136 Asphalt
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

London Elstree Aerodrome (ICAO: EGTR) is an operational general aviation aerodrome located in Elstree, and is situated 2.6 nautical miles (4.8 km; 3.0 mi) east of Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

Elstree Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P486) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Aldenham Aviation LLP).[2]


The aerodrome was returned to civil aircraft operations in 1946 and has since been used by aero clubs and private pilot owners for the basing and operation of single and twin engined light aircraft and helicopters. There is a large wartime built Bellman hangar and smaller hangars which are used for aircraft maintenance and storage.

Fixed Based Operators[edit]

A number of FBOs exist at Elstree providing aircraft maintenance and servicing as well as providing flight training:

Flight Training:Elstree Helicopters,[3] Air Academy,[4] Flying Pig Helicopters,[5] Chiltern Aviation, Flyers Flying School,[6] Fly Elstree,[7] Flight Training London,[8] Lion Flying Group,[9] Stars Fly,[10] Heli-UK/Helicopter Services[11]

Aircraft Sales, Servicing, Maintenance and Upgrades: Air Interiors,[12] Enigma Heating & Mechanical Services, Hadron Electrical, Harold Ripel Avionics, Kinetic Avionics,[13] London Elstree Aviation,[14] Mistral Aviation[15]

Pilot Shops and Restaurants[edit]

Elstree Aerodrome Cafe,[16] The Three Greens,[17] Pooleys Flight Equipment,[18] Elstree project with Ma-Na's Yoga, individual or group activity with breath awareness, stretching and relaxed preparation before flight[19]


On 29 November 1975, British Formula One champion Graham Hill was killed when the Piper PA-23 he was piloting crashed on approach to the airfield in foggy conditions at night, 3 nm east of the runway. The other five occupants of the aircraft, all members of Hill's racing team, were also killed.[20]



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