Thruxton Aerodrome

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Thruxton Aerodrome
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Entrance to airfield and racing circuit, 2009
Summary
Airport typePrivate
OperatorWestern Air (Thruxton) Ltd
LocationAndover, Hampshire
Elevation  AMSL 319 ft / 97 m
Coordinates 51°12′38″N001°36′00″W / 51.21056°N 1.60000°W / 51.21056; -1.60000 Coordinates: 51°12′38″N001°36′00″W / 51.21056°N 1.60000°W / 51.21056; -1.60000
Map
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EGHO
Location in Hampshire
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
07/259693,179 Asphalt
13/317602,493Grass
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]

Many air cadets were trained here on Flying Scholarships and gained their PPLs. The training was carried out by the Wiltshire School of Flying on DH.82 Tiger Moth and Jackaroo aircraft[ citation needed ].

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References

  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.

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