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Filton

Major
Also known as: Bristol Filton Airport / Filton Aerodrome / Patchway / RAF Filton / RFC Filton / USAAF Station 803
County: South Gloucestershire
Current Status: Housing (proposed) / Industry
Date: March 1910 - 31 December 2012
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Aerospace Bristol - museum
  • Airbus UK
  • Almondsbury Parish Council
  • Filton Town Council
  • Patchway Town Council


Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bristol Aeroplane Company
  • Bristol Aeroplane Company Motor Sports Club
  • Bristol Bulldogs Model Aircraft Club
  • Bristol Motor Cycle and Light Car Club
  • British Aerospace
  • British Aircraft Corporation
  • British and Colonial Aeroplane Company

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Aircraft Preparation Unit

  • No 2 E&RFTS

  • No 2 EFTS

  • No 2 FPP

  • No 2 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit

  • No 3 AEF

  • No 7 Radio Maintenance Unit

  • No 7 Radio Servicing Section

  • No 8 AACU

  • No 10 Gp AAC Flight

  • No 10 Gp TT Flight

  • No 12 RFS

  • No 15 FU

  • No 19 Sqn

  • No 20 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 33 Sqn

  • No 35 RS

  • No 42 Sqn

  • No 51 RS

  • No 55 RS

  • No 62 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 110 (Anti-Aircraft Co-operation) Wing

  • No 118 Sqn

  • No 236 Sqn

  • No 263 Sqn

  • No 286 Sqn

  • No 501 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 528 Sqn

  • Aeros
  • Bristol Aeroplane Company Flying Club

  • Bristol UAS

  • Centaurus Flight

  • Great Western Air Ambulance

Film includes footage of the Bristol Brabazon at Filton, 1947. Courtesy of British Pathé 

The first flight of the Bristol Brabazon at Filton, 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

The last arrivals and departures at Filton, 21 December 2012. Courtesy of Pedr Flyer

Report on the new aerospace museum at Filton, due to open in 2017. Courtesy of Bristol 24/7

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