London Elstree Aerodrome
|Owner||Montclare Shipping Co. Ltd|
|Operator||Aldenham Aviation LLP|
|Elevation AMSL||332 ft / 101 m|
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).
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 smaller hanger owned by VVB Aviation Services, who are based at Elstree and operate helicopter training flights and London sightseeing tours.
- 29 November 1975British Formula One champion Graham Hill was killed when the Piper Aztec he was piloting crashed on approach to the airfield in foggy conditions at night, 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) east of the runway. The other five occupants of the twin-engine aircraft including driver Tony Brise, all members of the Embassy Hill racing team, were also killed.:
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."
- Richard Riding and Grant Peerless, Elstree Aerodrome: The Past in Pictures, The History Press Ltd (26 Nov 2003), ISBN 0-7509-3412-3, ISBN 978-0-7509-3412-1, 192 pages.
- Official website
- Official Facebook site
- Elstree Aerodrome in 1986, at the BBC Domesday Project online, retrieved 22 Sep 2011
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