Aberporth Airport

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West Wales Airport
West Wales/Aberporth Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator West Wales Airport Ltd.
Serves Cardigan
Location Aberporth
Elevation AMSL 428 ft / 130 m
Coordinates 52°06′53″N 004°33′34″W / 52.11472°N 4.55944°W / 52.11472; -4.55944Coordinates: 52°06′53″N 004°33′34″W / 52.11472°N 4.55944°W / 52.11472; -4.55944
Map
EGFA is located in Wales
EGFA
EGFA
Location in Wales
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,257 4,124 Asphalt
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

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[2] 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).

History[edit]

The following military units were posted here at some point:

Current use[edit]

The nearby M.o.D. range is used for testing rockets by the British military, as well as for launching civil rockets for atmospheric research.

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.[4]

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