Rougham airfield to shut in May
Feb12

Rougham airfield to shut in May

Residents of Rougham airfield, located three miles east of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, have been given notice to quit ahead of the impending closure of the site.   Rougham Estates, which owns the airfield, has written to residents to inform them that the airfield’s license will not be renewed. Simon Eddell, Rougham Estates manager, emphasised this decision had been reached “because of increased costs of insuring, running and...

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Old Sarum Airfield Closes – for now…
Dec15

Old Sarum Airfield Closes – for now…

Following a long-running dispute over planning permission for a housing development, historic Old Sarum airfield near Salisbury closed in late October with the resident aircraft, including those of the ‘GoFly’ flying school, forced to re-locate to other airfields. Old Sarum is widely considered to be one of the most historic aerodromes in the UK (military flying training commenced here in 1917) and also one of the least-developed –...

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UK Aerodromes are Fighting to Survive
Oct02

UK Aerodromes are Fighting to Survive

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation has called on the Prime Minister and Transport Secretary to grant ‘official safeguarding’ status to all 123 licensed or certificated aerodromes in the United Kingdom. In letters to Prime Minister Theresa May, and the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, the 170-strong all-party group warns that “many of the UK’s aerodromes are facing serious battles for survival due to...

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