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Halfpenny Green (Bobbington)

Also known as: Bobbington Aerodrome / RAF Bobbington / RAF Halfpenny Green / Wolverhampton / Wolverhampton Business Airport / Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport
County: Staffordshire
Current Status: Aviation (main position) / Industry
Date: Opened February 1941 (closed to flying)
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: General aviation / Trainer

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

  • A J Autocraft
  • Bobbington Parish Council
  • Westbeach Flight Academy
  • MAR Properties Ltd
  • mimijumi UK Limited
  • R Whitehouse and Son
  • Tea at the Green - airport café
  • Triumphtech

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • City Hopper Airports Group Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Air Signallers' School
  • No 3 AONS
  • No 3 AOS
  • No 3 (O) AFU
  • No 25 MU
  • No 1545 BAT Flight
  • No 2795 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Midwest
  • Blacklands Flying Group
  • Enville Flying Group
  • Five Star Flying Group
  • Halfpenny Green Flying Centre
  • Halfpenny Green Flying Club
  • Horizon Flying Group
  • Jodair Flying Club
  • Pilot-Navigation Instructors Course
  • Rallye Flying Club
  • School of Flying Control
  • Stourbridge Flying Group
  • Westbeach Flight Academy
  • West Midland Air Centre 
  • White Oaks Flying Group
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Aerial view of Halfpenny Green airfield, c. 1978. © Dave Welch.

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Aerial view of Halfpenny Green airfield, c. 1978. © Dave Welch.


The control tower at Halfpenny Green, 11 October 2010.

A portable lighting system being demonstrated at Halfpenny Green. Courtesy of British Movietone

Footage from an airshow at Halfpenny Green in 1972. Courtesy of Tim Vincent

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