Peterborough/Sibson Airport

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Peterborough/Sibson Airport
Sibson Aerodrome
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator NSF Sibson
Location Peterborough
Elevation AMSL 130 ft / 40 m
Coordinates 52°33′21″N 000°23′11″W / 52.55583°N 0.38639°W / 52.55583; -0.38639Coordinates: 52°33′21″N 000°23′11″W / 52.55583°N 0.38639°W / 52.55583; -0.38639
Map
EGSP is located in Cambridgeshire
EGSP
EGSP
Location in Cambridgeshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 935 3,068 Grass
15/33 551 1,808 Grass

Peterborough/Sibson Airport (ICAO: EGSP), also known as Sibson Aerodrome, is an unlicensed aerodrome located 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) west of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England and 1 km (0.62 mi) south of Sibson, Cambridgeshire.

The aerodrome was previously licensed by the CAA (Ordinary Licence number P5877) for flights for the public transport of passengers and for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Northamptonshire School of Flying Limited).[1] It became unlicensed in 2013.

Based businesses[edit]

Sibson Aerodrome is home to Peterborough Flying School Ltd. [2] whom are a CAA/EASA Approved Training Organisation. [3]

The flying school operates a varied fleet of aircraft including:[4]

There are many other varied types which are privately owned based at the airfield.

UK Parachuting, previously known as Skydive Sibson and more recently Skydive Airkix, is a very active parachuting centre which has used Sibson Aerodrome for many years. Jumps usually take place from a Cessna 208 aircraft, which is based at the airfield.

The airfield hosts an engineering company, Busy Bee.

Present airfield[edit]

The present airfield lies to the north of the original site. The original airfield lay to the south of the one surviving T1 Type Hangar on the airfield. Little evidence of the original site exists, as the land was returned to farming after the war.

Sibson Aerodrome is the only surviving satellite airfield of RAF Peterborough, now Westwood, Cambridgeshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  2. ^ "Peterborough Flying School". Peterborough Flying School. 
  3. ^ "Peterborough Flying School" (PDF). Peterborough Flying School. 
  4. ^ "Peterborough Flying School". Peterborough Flying School. 

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