Leicester Airport

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Leicester Airport
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 (IATA: LRC, ICAO: EGBG) is an aerodrome located to the east of Stoughton, Leicestershire, England, about 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) east of Leicester City Centre by road.[1][2] It operates private flying, lessons and training. The airfield was constructed in 1942 as part of the former RAF station, RAF Leicester East. The facility was named Stoughton Aerodrome prior to 1974.

The airport 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] However, the airport does not currently operate public transport services.

Air Traffic Services are provided by "Leicester Radio" on a frequency of 122.125 MHz.[4]

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[5] 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.[6]


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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