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Fairoaks (Chobham)

Also known as: Dolley's Farm / Fair Oaks (misspelling) / Fairoaks Aerodrome / Fairoaks Airport / RAF Fairoaks / Woking
County: Surrey
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 October 1937
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Communications / General aviation (main role) / Trainer (main role)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Academy Furniture Hire Ltd
  • Academy Marquees Ltd
  • Air Handling Unit (UK) Ltd
  • Baines Simmons Limited
  • British Helicopter Association
  • Chobham Parish Council
  • County Care Independent Living
  • Daniel Systems Europe Ltd
  • Demand Media Ltd
  • European Regions Airline Association
  • Party Junction
  • Theme Warehouse
  • Ventoux Cleaning & Support Services

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Esher and District Model Flying Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 18 E&RFTS

  • No 18 EFTS

  • No 18 RFS

  • No 54 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 71 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 167 EGS / SE167 EGS

  • No 167 GS

  • British Parachute Club

  • Cherokee Flying Group

  • Elite Helicopters
  • Fairoaks Aero Club

  • Fairoaks School of Flying

  • London Transport (Central Buses) Sports Association Flying Club

  • London Transport Central Road Services Sports Association Flying Club

  • London Transport Flying Club

  • London UAS

  • Longdown Flying Group

  • Nimbus Flying Group

  • Rimmer Flight Centre

  • RMN Aviation Group

  • Synergy Flight Centre
  • University of London Air Sqn

The control tower at Fairoaks, 7 March 2010.


Aircraft and buildings at Fairoaks, 1 May 2010.


A runway at Fairoaks, 27 October 2012.


Fairoaks airfield, 9 November 2014.

Footage from Fairoaks, 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage of the British Parachute School at Fairoaks, 1956. Courtesy of British Pathé


Relief Landing Ground(s):

BraySmith's LawnWaltham St. LawrenceWinkfield

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