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Aberavon

Major
Also known as: Aberavon Beach
County: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Current Status: Beach (location not known)
Date: 1921 - 1920s
Current Use: Disused
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: General aviation

The Welsh Aviation Company used Aberavon for joy-riding during at least the first half of 1921. Its location was on the beach, otherwise known as Aberavon Sands. The company only remained in existence between 1920 and 1922, with pilots being Captains F.G.M. Sparks and H.S. Broad. The company owned four Avro 504K aircraft.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Port Talbot Historical Society
  • Port Talbot Library

 

Main unit(s) present:

  • Welsh Aviation Company

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