Denham Aerodrome

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox airport Denham Aerodrome Template:Airport codes is an operational general aviation aerodrome located Template:Convert east of Gerrards Cross, near Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. It lies beneath London's Class A airspace. VFR entry/exit points are at Maple Cross (CHT) and St Giles Church. Entry lanes and circuit height are at Template:Convert AGL. It has one paved runway, aligned 06/24, a grass runway also aligned 06/24 which is referred to as the northside grass and one grass runway aligned 12/30. It also has plus substantial hangarage.

Denham Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P646) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Bickertons Aerodromes Limited).

Operators - There are a number of charter and flight instruction and filming operators based at Denham Aerodrome as well as a helicopter maintenance facility. The Pilot Centre flying school, HeliAir, TAA UK, Aerospace Design Facilities, AS Aerospace Ltd, FlyingTV Ltd, Helicopter Film Services, JetFly. A restaurant near the control tower is named Biggles, after the fictional airman of that name, there is also a small cafe called The Crew Room on the north side of the airfield.

History

There are records that flying has been taking place at Denham Aerodrome since the 1900s. During the First World War, RAF Denham was established as a flying training school for Flight Cadets. The airfield was first licensed as a private use airfield to Squadron Leader J. M. Bickerton by the CAA on 19 May 1938. During the Second World War, the airfield was used again as a training school. The largest based aircraft was a Douglas DC-3 of Gregory Air Services and occasional airshows have been staged here. The airfield was the home to one of the earliest parachuting clubs in the UK, starting in 1955 the "British Parachute Club" was based here until May 1956 when they moved to Blackbushe Airport in Surrey/Hampshire. The club at Denham was run by instructor Dumbo Willans and also known as the "No.1 Civil Parachute Training School".

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