Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield

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Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield
IATA: noneICAO: EGCJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Sherburn Aero Club Ltd
Location Sherburn-in-Elmet
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 53°47′03″N 001°13′04″W / 53.78417°N 1.21778°W / 53.78417; -1.21778Coordinates: 53°47′03″N 001°13′04″W / 53.78417°N 1.21778°W / 53.78417; -1.21778
Website www.sherburnaeroclub.com
Map
EGCJ is located in North Yorkshire
EGCJ
EGCJ
Location in North Yorkshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 830 2,723 Tarmac
11G/29G 616 2,021 Grass
06/24 793 2,602 Grass
01/19 585 1,919 Grass
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield (ICAO: EGCJ) is located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) east of Sherburn-in-Elmet village and 5.5 NM (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) west of Selby,[1] North Yorkshire, England.

Wartime history[edit]

During the Second World War it was used as a Royal Air Force station. From 1940 Blackburn Aircraft used a Ministry of Aircraft Production factory here to build 1699 Fairey Swordfish naval torpedo aircraft.

The Armed Forces Experimental Establishment (AFEE) was moved from RAF Ringway to Sherburn on 17 June 1942. It was charged with the development of means of delivering allied armed forces to the war front by Military gliders and other means. The AFEE moved to RAF Beaulieu on 4 January 1945.

Post-war operations[edit]

Post-war, Sherburn has been used by private pilots and by aero clubs for training and leisure flying. The Yorkshire Aeroplane Club was based here for many years and organised several international air rallies in the early 1950s.

In addition to the listed runways, there is a closed/un-maintained 1,950-metre (6,400 ft) paved former runway parallel to, and about 95 metres (310 ft) northwest of, the current 06/24 grass runway.

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