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Hinton-in-the-Hedges

Major
Also known as: Hinton / Hinton-in-the-Hedges Aerodrome / RAF Hinton-in-the-Hedges
County: Northamptonshire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland (main position)
Date: November 1940 - 1950; subsequent limited flying to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (limited flying)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: General aviation (limited flying) / Military development/support (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 01/09/2011):

  • Action Days Out
  • Delta Force Paintball
  • Farthinghoe Parish Council
  • Hinton in the Hedges Parish Meeting

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 13 OTU

  • No 16 OTU

  • No 246 MU

  • No 1478 Flight

  • Aquila GC

  • Banbury GC
  • Beam Approach Development Unit

  • Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) Flight

  • Hinton Skydiving Centre
  • Pilot Flight Training
  • Signals Development Unit

  • The Gliding Centre

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Gliders at Hinton-in-the-Hedges, July 1998.

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Looking north-east across the airfield, 31 December 2005.

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An observation tower on top of a pillbox at Hinton-in-the-Hedges, 2 February 2007.

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A runway at Hinton-in-the-Hedges, 2 June 2010.

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A pillbox at Hinton-in-the-Hedges, 2 September 2018.

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An observation post on top of a pillbox at Hinton-in-the-Hedges, 2 September 2018.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Bicester / Upper Heyford

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