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
    Place name SALT END
    Parish PRESTON
    District
    Region
    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