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West Wales Airport
West Wales/Aberporth Airport
|Operator||West Wales Airport Ltd.|
|Elevation AMSL||428 ft / 130 m|
Aberporth Airport (ICAO: EGFA) is an airport southwest of the village of Aberporth, in the county of Ceredigion, West Wales. The site is being developed as West Wales Airport for domestic flights within Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom. The airport is also developing as a centre for the deployment of civil and military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as 'drones'. The airport underwent major improvements in 2008 which extended the length of the runway from 945 to 1,257 m (3,100 to 4,124 ft).
The following military units were posted here at some point:
- No. 1 AACU ‘B’ Flight.
- No. 1 Anti Aircraft Cooperation Unit ‘L’ Flight.
- No. 1 Anti Aircraft Cooperation Unit ‘Q’ Flight.
- No. 1 Anti Aircraft Cooperation Unit ‘X’ Flight.
- No. 6 Anti Aircraft Cooperation Unit.
- No. 6 Air Observer School RAF.
- No. 7 Anti Aircraft Cooperation Unit.
- No. 7 Maintenance Unit RAF.
- No. 595 Squadron RAF.
- No. 636 Volunteer Gliding Squadron RAF.
- No. 1608 (AAC) Flight.
- No. 1609 (AAC) Flight.
- No. 1621 (AAC) Flight.
- Combined Services Projectile Development Establishment.
Aberporth Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P859) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee. The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.
- Aberporth Technology Park and West Wales Airport – An Overview of Proposals, Innovations and Benefits. (Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.)
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