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Dunstable Downs

Major
Also known as: Dunstable
County: Bedfordshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1930
Current Use: Active
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: General aviation

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2016):

  • Dunstable and District Local History Society
  • Eaton Bray Parish Council
  • Totternhoe Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • London GC
001Entrance - 26 June 2010.png

Entrance of the airfield, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Looking south west across the flying field, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

003London Gliding Club Hangar & Clubhouse - 26 June 2010.png

London Gliding Club Hangar and Clubhouse, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Hangar, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

005The Evans Workshop & Hangar - 26 June 2010.png

The Evans Workshop and Hangar, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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A Schleicher ASK-13 at Dunstable Downs, 26 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

Footage of the London Gliding Club at Dunstable in the 1930s. Courtesy of Gliding Heritage Centre Video

Footage of Dunstable in the 1930s. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

Gliding at Dunstable, 1937. Courtesy of British Pathé

Gliding at Dunstable, 1938. Courtesy of British Pathé

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