Derby Airfield

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Derby Aeroranch
Derby Airfield Looking East - Summer 2002
Airport type Private
Operator Derby Aero Club
Location Egginton, Derbyshire
Elevation AMSL 175 ft / 53 m
Coordinates 52°51′35″N 001°37′03″W / 52.85972°N 1.61750°W / 52.85972; -1.61750Coordinates: 52°51′35″N 001°37′03″W / 52.85972°N 1.61750°W / 52.85972; -1.61750
EGBD is located in Derbyshire
Location in Derbyshire
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 547 1,795 Grass
10/28 453 1,486 Grass
17/35 594 1,949 Grass
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Derby Airfield (ICAO: EGBD) is located at the village of Egginton, Derbyshire, 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) southwest of Derby in the East Midlands of England.

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.[2]

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 licensed 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.


  1. ^ Derby - EGBD
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences Archived 28 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine.

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