Airfield search


Also known as: Hilsea / Portsmouth Airport
County: Portsmouth
Current Status: Housing / Industry
Date: 1 September 1931 - 31 December 1973
Current Use: Disused
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

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

  • Central Library
  • FPT Industries
  • Hants and Sussex Aviation Ltd
  • Portsmouth Aviation Ltd
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference Library

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Airspeed Ltd
  • Airspeed (1934) Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 163 EGS
  • No 163 GS
  • Airspeed Ltd
  • Channel Airways
  • East Anglian Flying Services
  • Electricity Flying Club
  • Jersey Airways
  • Portsmouth Aero Club
  • Portsmouth Flying School
001Blister Hangar - 15 January 2009.png

A blister hangar at Portsmouth, 15 January 2009. © Richard Flagg

Clearing ground at Portsmouth, 1931. Courtesy of British Pathé

© 2021 ABCT All rights reserved.
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Suite 1, 3rd Floor, 11-12 St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4LB.
Registered Company No. 08940364. Registered Charity No (England and Wales): 1156877. Registered Charity No (Scotland): SC041123