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Halfpenny Green (Bobbington)

Also known as: Bobbington Aerodrome / RAF Bobbington / RAF Halfpenny Green / Wolverhampton / Wolverhampton Business Airport / Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport
County: Staffordshire
Current Status: Aviation (main position) / Industry
Date: Opened February 1941 (closed to flying)
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: General aviation / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 15/06/2021):

  • A J Autocraft
  • AA Helicopters
  • Air Midwest Ltd
  • Bobbington Parish Council
  • Broad Arrow Classic Cars
  • Flightpath Flying Club
  • HadAir Airsports
  • Halfpenny Antique & Vintage Centre
  • Halfpenny Green Air Scout Group/20th Stourbridge (Halfpenny Green) Air Scouts
  • Halfpenny Green Cider Company/Cidery - on site of Officers' Mess
  • Jetstream Aircraft Maintenance Ltd
  • MCR Property Group - owner
  • PDG Helicopters
  • R Whitehouse and Son - gearbox specialists
  • RAM Environmental - dust and fume extraction services
  • Roberts' Bespoke Canvas - bespoke aircraft, automobile and boats canvas and upholstery
  • The Flying School
  • The Tower Cafe
  • The web wedding store
  • Triumphtech - motorcycles
  • Wolverhampton Flight Training

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Bobbington Estates Ltd - owner
  • City Hopper Airports Group Ltd - owner
  • MAR Properties Ltd - owner
  • The Navigator Cafe

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 15/06/2021):

  • Welcome To Bobbington - history of airfield

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 Air Signallers' School
  • No 3 AONS
  • No 3 AOS
  • No 3 (O) AFU
  • No 25 MU
  • No 1545 BAT Flight
  • No 2795 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • AA Helicopters
  • Air Midwest Ltd
  • Blacklands Flying Group
  • Central Counties Air Operations Unit
  • Enville Flying Group
  • Five Star Flying Group
  • Flightpath Flying Group
  • HadAir Airsports
  • Halfpenny Green Flying Centre
  • Halfpenny Green Flying Club
  • Heliflight (UK) Limited - Wolverhampton
  • Horizon Flying Group
  • Jodair Flying Club
  • North West Flight Training
  • PDG Helicopters
  • Pilot-Navigation Instructors Course
  • Rallye Flying Club
  • School of Flying Control
  • Stourbridge Flying Group
  • The Flying School
  • Westbeach Flight Academy
  • West Midland Air Centre 
  • White Oaks Flying Group
  • Wolverhampton Flight Training
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Aerial view of Halfpenny Green airfield, c. 1978. © Dave Welch.

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Aerial view of Halfpenny Green airfield, c. 1978. © Dave Welch.


The control tower at Halfpenny Green, 11 October 2010.

A portable lighting system being demonstrated at Halfpenny Green. Courtesy of British Movietone

Footage from an airshow at Halfpenny Green in 1972. Courtesy of Tim Vincent

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