|Operator||Sherburn Aero Club Ltd|
|Elevation AMSL||26 ft / 8 m|
During the Second World War it was used as a Royal Air Force station. From 1940 Blackburn Aircraft used a Ministry of Aircraft Production factory here to build 1699 Fairey Swordfish naval torpedo aircraft.
The Armed Forces Experimental Establishment (AFEE) was moved from RAF Ringway to Sherburn on 17 June 1942. It was charged with the development of means of delivering allied armed forces to the war front by Military gliders and other means. The AFEE moved to RAF Beaulieu on 4 January 1945.
Post-war, Sherburn has been used by private pilots and by aero clubs for training and leisure flying. The Yorkshire Aeroplane Club was based here for many years and organised several international air rallies in the early 1950s.
In addition to the listed runways, there is a closed/un-maintained 1,950-metre (6,400 ft) paved former runway parallel to, and about 95 metres (310 ft) northwest of, the current 06/24 grass runway.
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