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Thruxton Airport

Thruxton Airport is located in Andover, Hampshire. Originally opened in 1942 as an RAF base. After the war the airport was reopened by the Wiltshire School of flying in 1947 where private flying experiences continue to be run. Along with flying experiences the airfield also hosts motorbike racing on its runway. You can find the Flying Experiences at Thruxton Airport on FlyDays.co.uk .
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Thruxton Aerodrome
Andover
Hampshire
SP118PW

Thruxton Aerodrome is 6.1 miles from Andover in Hampshire and is accessible by the A303

Runway
07/25
Dimensions(m)
969x23
Surface
Asphalt
TORA(m)
07-799 25-799
LDA(m)
07-789 25-799
AMSL
319
Restaurant Restaurant
Maintenance Maintenance
LandingFee Landing Fee
Hangarage Hangarage
Runway True Runways
Fuel Fuel
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Flying Experiences at Thruxton Airport

Extended Stonehenge Helicopter Sightseeing Tour for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
Extended Stonehenge Helicopter Sightseeing Tour for One
Seeing the UNESCO World Heritage Site Stonehenge is a bucket list activity for any History buff made even better from the air. As you can no longer g ...
£175.00
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for Two
Take to the skies with a Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolate for two. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your fligh ...
£79.00
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for One
Take to the skies with a Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolate for one. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your fligh ...
£49.00
30 Minute Sightseeing Tour for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Sightseeing Tour for Two
Take to the skies with a 30 minute Sightseeing Tour for Two. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your flight you will see th ...
£299.00
30 Minute Sightseeing Tour for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Sightseeing Tour for One
Take to the skies with a 30 minute Sightseeing Tour for One. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your flight you will see th ...
£175.00
25 Mile Adventure Helicopter Flight For Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
25 Mile Adventure Helicopter Flight For Two
There is nothing quite like the sensation of hovering in a powerful, fast-moving helicopter - looking down at the ground just a few feet below. But t ...
£245.00
25 Mile Adventure Helicopter Flight For One Experience from flydays.co.uk
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25 Mile Adventure Helicopter Flight For One
There is nothing quite like the sensation of hovering in a powerful, fast-moving helicopter - looking down at the ground just a few feet below. But t ...
£139.00    £125.00
Blue Skies Helicopter Flight With Free Bubbly For Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
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Blue Skies Helicopter Flight With Free Bubbly For Two
There is nothing quite like the sensation of hovering in a powerful, fast-moving helicopter - looking down at the ground just a few feet below. But t ...
£138.00    £79.00

Flying Experiences in South East

45 Minute City of London Helicopter Tour for Four Experience from flydays.co.uk
45 Minute City of London Helicopter Tour for Four
If you're looking for a unique way to experience London, consider booking a Private Helicopter Tour. This tour is perfect for groups of four and offe ...
£849.00
Top Gun Experience for Two - Saturdays Experience from flydays.co.uk
Top Gun Experience for Two - Saturdays
Will you fly with 'Goose' or 'Iceman' on this Saturday experience for two to fly a 'Top Gun' sortie with a fighter pilot in a military training aircr ...
£1395.00
Top Gun Experience for Two - Weekdays Experience from flydays.co.uk
Top Gun Experience for Two - Weekdays
You'll be 'Maverick' and 'Goose' on this Friday experience for two to fly a 'Top Gun' sortie with a fighter pilot in a military training aircraft. Ta ...
£1195.00
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Choose a location from one of the available Nationwide flying clubs to have a 30 minute Flying Lesson. There is no better way to take the first steps ...
£99.00
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Available nationwide, these 30-minute helicopter flying lessons are available at a whole host of locations and are completely flexible, meaning it is ...
£259.00
Indoor Skydiving for Two - Special Offer Experience from flydays.co.uk
Indoor Skydiving for Two - Special Offer
Looking for an unusual but fun flying experience day for you and a friend, family member or loved one to enjoy together? We think you'll be excited a ...
£139.98
Indoor Skydiving for One - Special Offer Experience from flydays.co.uk
Indoor Skydiving for One - Special Offer
This is your chance to discover the thrills and adrenaline of body-flying on this exciting indoor skydiving experience for one, available to book at ...
£69.99
Extended iFLY Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
Extended iFLY Experience
If you've ever been on one of our exciting iFLY Indoor Skydiving experiences before - or perhaps you just want to book more time suspended in a verti ...
£99.99

Information About Thruxton Aiport

Thruxton Airport is located in the picturesque countryside of Andover, Hampshire and was once a manor before it was requisitioned by The Air Ministry in 1940 for the war effort. RAF Thruxton’s construction was completed in August 1941, serving as a satellite station to RAF Andover. Postwar, it was reopened by the Wiltshire School of Flying in 1947. Private and club flying still continues.

The first aircraft to test the new runway for suitability was the Blenheims from the neighbouring RAF unit. However, due to the roughness of the concrete landing surface and a few burst tyres later, this idea was abandoned. This encouraged The Air Ministry to start a re-tarmacking programme. The first occupants to be based here officially were the No. 225 Squadron with their Lysanders and Hurricanes.

Throughout 1942 and 1943, various units were based at Thruxton, including Boston and Blenheim aircraft, and a joint Army Cooperation Squadron formed with nearby RAF Netheravon Aerodrome. Also during this time, the aerodrome was home to paratroopers who took part in the successful Bruneval Raid, in which German radar equipment was seized on the coast of France.

Throughout the 1950s, Motorbike racing began using the runways and perimeter roads as their racing circuit. Named Thruxton Circuit in 1968, an official race circuit was developed which followed the line of the perimeter road and has been used for motorbike and car racing ever since.

Why not treat an aviation enthusiast today, with the opportunity to fly from this historic airport with one of our Flying Experiences packages that you can buy here at FlyDays.

Please remember that Flying Experiences are dependent on weather conditions, so at times may need to be rescheduled.

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