Saltby Airfield in Leicestershire is a former World War II base used by both the RAF and the US Army Airforce and was mainly used as a transport airfield. Saltby Airfield is located 8 miles NorthEast of Melton Mowbray - A historic town famous for its porkpies.
The Airfield opened in 1942 and was used by the Royal Airforce and United States Army Air Forces. During the war, it was used primarily as a transport airfield and was closed in 1945 after the war ended. Although the two main concrete runways remain, much of the original infrastructure has disappeared, but there are still little signs of Saltby’s RAF history, which you may be able to spot from the sky.
The Airfield now offers various experiences, including light aircraft lessons for those wanting to get up in the air for the first time. Find your Flying Experience.