Leighton Buzzard flying sites
Note: This map only gives the position of Leighton Buzzard within the UK. If anybody can kindly provide advice regarding the locations of these venues, this will be much appreciated.
Note. In March and April 2017 I was kindly contacted by Mr Rory Morrisey who has offered much advice on this subject.
See also listing for SCOTT'S FIELD
LEIGHTON BUZZARD: Temporary landing ground
NOTES: On the 3rd August 1914 a Mr Birchenough flew a Maurice Farman from HENDON (LONDON) to give a flying demonstration. Is it known where this took place? It was on that day that, due to the expectation of war being declared, a ban on all flying more than three miles from an aerodrome was imposed. As Birchenough wasn’t or couldn’t be informed of the ban, he flew back to HENDON. War on Germany was declared on the 4th August 1914.
LEIGHTON BUZZARD: Temporary airfield?
Operated by: Berkshire Aviation Co
Location: ? Probably SCOTT'S FIELD?
Period of operation: June 1919
NOTES: ‘Flying circus’ venue
The 1932 itinerary of Alan Cobham’s National Aviation Day UK tour gives their venue, on the 25th April as the, ‘Airfield, Leighton Buzzard’. See seperate entry for SCOTT'S FIELD.
Also see STANBRIDGE for flying activity in the 1950s.
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