epw036416 ENGLAND (1931). Hedon Aerodrome, Salt End, from the south-west, 1931

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Title [EPW036416] Hedon Aerodrome, Salt End, from the south-west, 1931
Reference EPW036416
Date August-1931
Link
Place name SALT END
Parish PRESTON
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 516907, 429153
Longitude / Latitude -0.22705241018837, 53.745402994077
National Grid Reference TA169292

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User Comment Contributions

Flying at Hull (Hedon) Aerodrome goes back to before World War I. In 1916 the site was used as a night landing ground by 33 Squadron RFC, but there was little flying activity.

In 1929 The Hull Flying Club was established and Hull Municipal Airport was opened by Prince George on 10 October 1929. KLM operated a service to Amsterdam from May 1934.

Civil flying ceased on the outbreak of World War II, but the aerodrome was rejected by the RAF mainly because it was so close to the oil tanks at Salt End.

Post-war there was little interest in flying at Hedon and a speedway track was opened with the hangar being converted to a grandstand. The venture failed. A last attempt to bring aviation back to Hedon ended disastrously when the aircraft was damaged on landing from a demonstration flight.

Graham Yaxley
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 05:44:11 PM