Leicester Airport

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Leicester Airport
Stoughton Aerodrome
Leicester Airport Control Tower - geograph.org.uk - 119520.jpg
Airport type Private
Operator Leicestershire Aero Club
Location Stoughton, Leicestershire
Elevation AMSL 469 ft / 143 m
Coordinates 52°36′28″N 001°01′55″W / 52.60778°N 1.03194°W / 52.60778; -1.03194Coordinates: 52°36′28″N 001°01′55″W / 52.60778°N 1.03194°W / 52.60778; -1.03194
EGBG is located in Leicestershire
Location in Leicestershire
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 490 1,608 Asphalt
06/24 340 1,115 Grass
10/28 935 3,068 Asphalt
15/33 495 1,624 Asphalt
16/34 418 1,371 Grass
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Leicester Airport (ICAO: EGBG) is a small aerodrome in Stoughton, Leicestershire, 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east southeast of Leicester, England.[1] It was previously known as Stoughton Aerodrome.[2] It was constructed in 1942 and was known as RAF Leicester East.

Leicester Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P720) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Leicestershire Aero Club Limited).[3]

Proposed creation of an Eco-town[edit]

The Leicester Mercury reported in January 2008 that plans build a new eco-town on the site of the airport were under consideration, and on 3 April 2008 it was announced[4] that the Pennbury proposal was one of fifteen sites shortlisted for the next phase of public consultations. However, a more recent report stated the eco-town would be built elsewhere.[5]


In December 2011, a pilot was killed and two others were injured, when two light aircraft collided in mid-air, near the airport.[2]


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