Thruxton Aerodrome

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Thruxton Aerodrome
Thruxton - Entrance to Race Circuit and Airport - geograph.org.uk - 1127787.jpg
Entrance to airfield and racing circuit, 2009
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator Western Air (Thruxton) Ltd
Location Andover, Hampshire
Elevation AMSL 319 ft / 97 m
Coordinates 51°12′38″N 001°36′00″W / 51.21056°N 1.60000°W / 51.21056; -1.60000Coordinates: 51°12′38″N 001°36′00″W / 51.21056°N 1.60000°W / 51.21056; -1.60000
Map
EGHO is located in Hampshire
EGHO
EGHO
Location in Hampshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 969 3,179 Asphalt
13/31 760 2,493 Grass
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Thruxton Aerodrome (ICAO: EGHO) is located in Thruxton, 4.5 NM (8.3 km; 5.2 mi) west of Andover, in Hampshire, England.

The airfield was opened in 1942 as RAF Thruxton. Postwar, it was reopened by the Wiltshire School of Flying in 1947,[2] and private and club flying operations continue to the present time.

Thruxton Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P544) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee, Western Air (Thruxton) Limited.[3]

Motorbike racing began on a track using the runways and perimeter roads in 1950. Thruxton Circuit, which follows the line of the perimeter road, has been used for motorbike and car racing since 1968.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thruxton - EGHO
  2. ^ "From the Clubs". Flight magazine. 29 January 1948. p. 122. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  4. ^ "Circuit Facilities - History of Thruxton". Thruxton Motorsport Centre. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Thruxton Airfield at Wikimedia Commons