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Sandown (Landplane) (Isle of Wight) (Lea Farm)

Also known as: Isle of Wight Airport / Lea / Sandown Airport
County: Isle of Wight
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 19 April 1935
Current Use: Active
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Prominent People: Mary Ellis

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

  • Newchurch Parish Council
  • Sandown Library
  • Sandown Town Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • A.P.T. Flying Club

  • Air Safaris

  • Executive Air Transport

  • Isle of Wight Air Centre & Flying Club

  • Isle of Wight Flying Club

  • Melba Airways

  • Mercury Airlines

  • North-South Airlines

  • Railway Air Services

  • Vectis GC


View of Sandown, 25 May 1992.

Footage includes a parachuting contest at Sandown, 1959. Courtesy of British Pathé

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