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Airport type  Public
Location  Felton, Northumberland
01/19  610
Phone  +44 1670 787881
Owner/Operator  Eshott Airfield Ltd.
Elevation AMSL  197 ft / 60 m
Elevation  60 m
Eshott Airfield
Website  www.eshottairfield.co.uk
Address  Bockenfield Aerodrome, Felton NE65 9QJ, UK
Similar  Eshott Flying Club, Eshott Hall, Brunton Airfield, PTT Aviation Newcastle, Royal Air Force Boulmer
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Eshott Airfield is a former British Royal Air Force (RAF) World War II airfield in Northumberland, England, 20 miles (32 km) north of Newcastle, and midway between Morpeth and Alnwick. It is also known as Bockenfield Aerodrome.

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Eshott Airfield is home to two flying schools, Purple Aviation and Northumbria Microlights.

Purple Aviation operates two Evektor Eurostar EV-97 aircraft powered by a Rotax 912 engine along with one flexi-wing, the Pegasus Quik GT450. And talks have commenced upon the purchase of another aircraft.

Northumbria Microlights operates a Medway SLA-80, the only SLA-80 aircraft used in flight training in the British Isles.

Eshott airfield eurostar ev97


Second World War

From 10 November 1942 during the Second World War it was home to No. 57 Operational Training Unit RAF. Training on Supermarine Spitfires was carried out there until the unit was transferred north to RAF Boulmer in August 1944.

Modern use

Eshott is now used by recreational microlights and small, light aircraft. It has both tarmac and grass runways.

The airfield is now the home of over 40 aircraft and has a clubhouse building, parking, and three hangar blocks.

References

Eshott Airfield Wikipedia


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