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Cranfield

Major
Also known as: Cranfield Aerodrome / Cranfield Airport / Cranfield Technology Park / Cranfield University / RAF Cranfield
County: Bedfordshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / University
Date: Opened 1 July 1937
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

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

  • Avalon Aero
  • Café Expresso
  • Cranfield Aerospace Solutions
  • Cranfield Innovation Centre
  • Cranfield Parish Council
  • Grand Union Housing Group
  • Majenta PLM Ltd
  • St Peter and St Paul's Church, Cranfield
  • Tenpin Ltd
  • White Park Brewery

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Gp Pool
  • No 2 Aircraft Delivery Flight
  • No 2 CFS
  • No 4 Sqn
  • No 14 SFTS
  • No 16 ACHU
  • No 23 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 35 Sqn
  • No 51 OTU
  • No 62 Sqn
  • No 82 Sqn
  • No 108 Sqn
  • No 181 Sqn
  • No 183 Sqn
  • No 207 Sqn
  • No 239 Sqn
  • No 2807 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • AI Conversion Flight
  • Bedfordshire Air Centre
  • Bedfordshire School of Flying
  • Bonus Aviation
  • CFS
  • Cranfield Flying Group
  • Empire Test Pilots’ School
  • Kestrel Flying Club
  • Merlot International Aviation
  • Northamptonshire GC
  • Osprey Flying Club
  • Pilots Replacement Unit
  • Wellington Conversion Flight

 

001Station Headquarters - 26 June 2010.png

Station Headquarters, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

002Looking north across the airfield from the Control Tower - 27 April 2012.png

Looking north across the airfield from the Control Tower, 27 April 2012. © Richard Flagg

003Water Tower & Works Services Buildings - 27 April 2012.png

Water Tower and Works Services Buildings, 27 April 2012. © Richard Flagg

004Type C Aircraft Shed - 27 April 2012.png

Type C Aircraft Shed, 27 April 2012. © Richard Flagg

005Control Tower - 27 April 2012.png

Control Tower, 27 April 2012. © Richard Flagg

006Control Tower, Fire Section and Hangar viewed26 October 2013 from runway 08:26.png

Control Tower, Fire Section and Hangar viewed from runway 08:26, 26 October 2013. © Richard Flagg

007Taxiway at the west of the airfield. Looking north east towards the Control Tower - 26 October 2013.png

Taxiway at the west of the airfield, looking north east towards the Control Tower, 26 October 2013. © Richard Flagg

008Runway 08:26. Looking east - 26 October 2013.png

Runway 08:26 looking east, 26 October 2013. © Richard Flagg

009Aerial View. Cranfield Airport - 18 April 2014.png

Aerial View of Cranfield, 18 April 2014. © Richard Flagg

010Hangar : Type C Aircraft Shed - 17 September 2016.png

Type C Aircraft Shed, 17 September 2016. © Richard Flagg

The Ornithopter flying from Cranfield, 1959. Courtesy of British Pathé

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