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Blackbushe (Hartfordbridge)

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Also known as: Blackbush (misspelling) / Blackbushe Airport / Blackbushe Sunday Market / Hartford Bridge Flats / RAF Blackbushe / RAF Hartfordbridge
County: Hampshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: Opened World War One (alleged)
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF (main user) / RAF (Dutch) / RAF (French) / RAF (Polish) / Civil (main user) / RCAF / US Navy
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved (alleged), later paved
Prominent People: Donald Bennett
Aircraft Roles: Airliner (main role) / Bomber (main role) / Communications / Experimental / Fighter (main role) / Fighter-reconnaissance / General aviation (main role) / Maritime patrol / Transport (main role)

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

  • Aerobility - charity giving disabled individuals the chance to fly an aircraft
  • Blackbushe Sunday Market
  • Blackwater and Hawley Town Council
  • British Car Auctions
  • Camberley Kart Club
  • Eversley Parish Council
  • Hartley Wintney Parish Council
  • The Bushe Cafe            
  • Yateley Town Council

 

 

Main unit(s) present:

  • 2nd Tactical Air Force Communication Flight

  • 2nd Tactical Air Force Communication Sqn

  • No 16 Sqn

  • No 21 Sqn

  • No 24 Sqn
  • No 34 Wing Support Unit

  • No 69 Sqn

  • No 88 Sqn

  • No 107 Sqn

  • No 128 Sqn

  • No 137 Airfield

  • No 137 (Bomber) Wing

  • No 138 (Bomber) Wing

  • No 140 Sqn

  • No 141 Airfield

  • No 141 (Fighter) Wing

  • No 141 (Fighter Bomber) Wing

  • No 142 (Fighter) Wing

  • No 160 Staging Post

  • No 162 Sqn

  • No 167 Sqn

  • No 171 Sqn

  • No 226 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 301 Sqn

  • No 305 Sqn

  • No 322 Sqn

  • No 342 Sqn

  • No 416 Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 418 Sqn

  • No 430 Sqn

  • No 605 Sqn

  • No 613 Sqn

  • No 622 Sqn

  • No 1422 (Night Fighter) Flight
  • No 2770 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2780 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2800 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2811 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4156 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Aeromart Flying Club

  • Air Charter

  • Air Despatch Letter Service Sqn

  • Air Swift

  • Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment

  • Airlines Flying Club

  • Ascot Flying Group

  • Blackbushe Aero Club

  • Blackbushe Aviation
  • Blackbushe Flying Group
  • Blackbushe School of Flying
  • Clearprop! Microlight School
  • Community Flying Club

  • Dan-Air

  • Eagle Airways

  • Eagle Aviation

  • Falcon Airways

  • FASRON-200

  • Gaucho Flying Group

  • Monarch Aero Club

  • Reading Flying Group

  • Silver City Airways

  • Special Signals Communication Flight

  • Three Counties Aero Club

  • VR-24

  • Westminster Airways

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One of the disused runways at Blackbushe, 7 March 2010.

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Runway 08:26, (now 07:25), looking east from the runway 14:32 intersection, 4 February 2017. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 25 threshold, 4 February 2017. © Richard Flagg

004Runway 08:26 (now 07:25). Looking west from the runway 14:32 intersection - 4 February 2017.png

Runway 08:26 (now 07:25), looking west from the runway 14:32 intersection, 4 February 2017. © Richard Flagg

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Control Tower and Terminal at Blackbushe, 4 February 2017. © Richard Flagg

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Control Tower and Terminal at Blackbushe, 4 February 2017. © Richard Flagg

F.I.D.O. at Blackbushe, 1952. Courtesy of British Pathé

Drag racing at Blackbushe, 1964. Courtesy of British Pathé

Eagle Airways Viking leaving Blackbushe, as well as Hawker Hunters at WattishamCourtesy of ClassicAviationTV

Dragster Festival at Blackbushe, 1965. Courtesy of British Pathé

Drag racing at Blackbushe, 1970. Courtesy of Nick Pettitt

Associated Airfield(s):

Tangmere

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