Elstree Airfield

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London Elstree Aerodrome
Elstree Airfield from the air..jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerMontclare Shipping Co. Ltd
OperatorAldenham Aviation LLP
Elevation AMSL332 ft / 101 m
Coordinates51°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 has one runway aligned roughly east-west. The runway (08/26) is 2,136 feet in length making it suitable for most light aircraft up to the size of a King Air/Pilatus PC-12.


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 a number of smaller hangars.

A flight information service for arriving, departing or transiting aircraft is provided by "Elstree Information" on a frequency of 122.405 MHz.[3]

Elstree Airfield seen from the northwest



As of 20/11/17 internet based cost sharing platforms are prohibited from operating at Elstree Aerodrome. Pilot's Notice 04/17 - "Montclare Shipping Company Limited as the licensee of Elstree Aerodrome hereby serves notice that with immediate effect flights utilising internet based cost sharing platforms (for example Wingly) are prohibited at Elstree."


  1. ^ "NATS | AIS - Home".
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  3. ^ "eAIS Package United Kingdom". www.aurora.nats.co.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2020.


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