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A tractor driver did his best to ensure the airport would not be used by the Germans by ploughing furrows across the landing area on June 22 1940 before hurriedly leaving in a waiting boat. This action partly explained why only three Luftwaffe aircraft ever landed on Alderney during World War Two.

Also known as: Alderney Airport / The Blaye
County: Channel Islands
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened October 1935
Current Use: Active
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved/unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Airliner / General aviation

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Airport Pantry
  • Alderney Aircraft Owners Association
  • States of Alderney

Main unit(s) present:

  • Alderney Flying Club
  • Aurigny Air Services
  • BEA
  • Island Air Charters
  • Jersey Airlines

Photographs and short clips of Alderney in 2010. Courtesy of animotioned

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