Sandtoft Airfield

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sandtoft Airfield
Prepare for take off - geograph.org.uk - 872092.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: EGCF
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator New Sandtoft Ltd.
Location Scunthorpe
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 53°33′35″N 000°51′30″W / 53.55972°N 0.85833°W / 53.55972; -0.85833Coordinates: 53°33′35″N 000°51′30″W / 53.55972°N 0.85833°W / 53.55972; -0.85833
Website www.sandtoftflyingclub.co.uk
Map
EGCF is located in Lincolnshire
EGCF
EGCF
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 886 2,907 Tarmac
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Sandtoft Airfield (ICAO: EGCF), also known as Sandtoft Aerodrome, is located in Belton, North Lincolnshire, England on the south side of the M180 motorway, approximately 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Doncaster,[2][3] and 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) southwest of Scunthorpe.[1] It is managed and operated by New Sandtoft Ltd.[1] The Sandtoft Flying Club operate a flying school and cafe at the airfield.[4]

History[edit]

Main article: RAF Sandtoft

Sandtoft opened in February 1944 as a satellite for No 11 Base, RAF Lindholme in 1 Gp, Bomber Command. 1667 HCU and its Halifax bombers moved in from RAF Faldingworth on 20 February and was the only unit based at Sandtoft. 1667 HCU was also flying Lancasters I III from Sandtoft during 1945. lancaster with airfram number JB306, HK734, HK740, ME682 being some of them.

Placed on Care and Maintenance after the war, RAF Sandtoft was inactive when allocated to USAF on 1 April 1953. The station was never occupied by American forces and returned to UK control on 8 September 1955 for disposal. A flying club uses part of the old peritrack as a runway.[3]

The airfield[edit]

Sandtoft Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P873) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Sandtoft Flying Club Ltd.).[5] The aerodrome is not licensed on Mondays.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sandtoft - EGCF
  2. ^ "UK Airport information". UK Airport information. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "RAF Lincolnshire". RAF Lincolnshire Website. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sandtoft Flying Club". Sandtoft Flying Club. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  6. ^ Pooley's Flight Guide 2013 (Amendment issued 15 March 2013)