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Burnaston (Derby)

Major
Also known as: Burnaston Aerodrome / RAF Burnaston / Derby Municipal Airport
County: Derbyshire
Current Status: Industry
Date: 1938 - March 1990
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Airliner / 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):

  • Burnaston Parish Council
  • Etwall and Burnaston Local History Society
  • Etwall Library
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 Basic FTS

  • No 16 EFTS

  • No 16 RFS

  • No 30 E&RFTS

  • No 30 EFTS

  • No 49 EGS

  • British Midland Airways

  • Derby Aero Club

  • Derby Air Centre

  • Derby Airways

  • Derby Airways Flying Group

  • Derby Aviation

  • Wolverhampton Aviation

001Crew Room.jpg

The crew room at Burnaston, 1953. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

002The Mess.jpg

The Mess building at Burnaston, 1953. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

003Dad.jpg

Nigel Ratcliff on a de Havilland Chipmunk at Burnaston, 1953. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

004Course members & Chipmunk.jpg

Course members and a de Havilland Chipmunk, 1953. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

005Chipmunks.jpg

De Havilland Chipmunks flying from Burnaston, 1953. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

006Chipmunks 2.jpg

De Havilland Chipmunks flying from Burnaston, 1953. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

007Chipmunks 3.jpg

De Havilland Chipmunks flying from Burnaston, 1953. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

008Bump starting an Austin 7?.jpg

Bump starting a car near Burnaston, 1953. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

Relief Landing Ground(s):

Abbots BromleyBattlestead HillMeirTatenhill

Emergency Landing Ground(s):

Birchwood Park

Successor Airfield(s):

Castle Donington

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