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Sherburn in Elmet (Leeds)

Major
Also known as: Blackburn Industrial Estate / Mintex Proving Ground / RAF Sherburn in Elmet / Sherburn / Sherburn Business Park / Sherburn Industrial Estate / TMD Friction Proving Ground / Yorkshire Autodrome
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Proving ground
Date: Opened 1917
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil

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

  • Aitkens Sportsturf Ltd
  • Alphatec (UK) Ltd
  • Brick-Tie Limited
  • British Gypsum Limited
  • Cromwell Polythene Ltd
  • EJOT UK
  • Ilkley & District Motor Club
  • Securi-Plex 
  • Sherburn Engineering Ltd
  • Sherburn Library
  • Sherburn in Elmet Local History Society
  • Sherburn-in-Elmet Parish Council
  • TMD Friction
  • Triesse Limited

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Blackburn Aircraft Limited
  • Mintex

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 7 FP ATA
  • No 7 FPP
  • No 30 EGS / NE30 EGS
  • No 30 GS
  • No 46 Sqn
  • No 73 Sqn
  • No 885 Sqn
  • Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment
  • C.D. Barnard Air Tours Ltd
  • Curzon Flying Group
  • Hields Aviation
  • Leeds UAS
  • National Aviation Day Ltd
  • Sherburn Aero Club
  • Sherburn Flying Group
  • White Rose Flying Group
  • Yorkshire Flying Group
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Hangars at Sherburn in Elmet, 20 November 2006.

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Hangars at Sherburn in Elmet, 22 April 2013.

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Part of the perimeter track at Sherburn in Elmet, 15 November 2017.

Yorkshire Aeroplane Club at Sherburn in Elmet, 1926. Courtesy of British Pathé

The International Jet Air Race at Sherburn in Elmet, 1950. Courtesy of British Pathé

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