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Note:  This map only shows the position of Leicester within the UK.
 

LEICESTER HELIPORT see SAFFRON LANE

 

LEICESTER MUNICIPAL AERODROME see DESFORD

 

LEICESTER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT see BRAUNSTONE

 

LEICESTER AIRPORT see LEICESTER EAST

 

LEICESTER see also AYLESTONE, AYLESTONE LANE and BORDRICK’S PASTURES

 

LEICESTER: Temporary balloon launching site
 

Location: Site close to Belgrave Gate, Leicester

Period of operation: 1824
 

NOTES: It would seem that a successful ascent was made.

 

LEICESTER: Temporary landing ground

Period of operation: July 1912

NOTES: Flying demonstration by Benjamin C Hucks in a Blériot monoplane. Is the location for this venue known today?

 

LEICESTER: Temporary aerodrome?

NOTES: Venue for CD Barnards Air Tours in June 1931. Does anybody now know where they actually operated from?

 

LEICESTER: Temporary airfield

Location: Horse racecourse (1950s)

NOTES: Was this used to deliver jockeys to race meetings?


 

 

 

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