YAPTON: Civil aerodrome (Also known as FORD JUNCTION & later RAF FORD in WW2)
(See seperate entry for FORD JUNCTION)
Note: This map was kindly provided by Mr Michael T Holder
Operated by: The Ford Motor Company - for a period at least
Users: Pre 1940: Aviation Tours, National Aviation Day Displays
Aero Club: Pre 1940: Yapton Aero Club
Flying school: Pre 1940: D.W. School of Flying
Location: 3nm NE of Bognor Regis
Period of operation: 1933 to 1936 only?
NOTES: Records show that Avro 504K G-EBQR was sold to Aviation Tours of Yapton in 1933 without a valid Cof A. Did they operate it? National Aviation Day Displays operated the Westland Wessex G-EBXK from here in 1935 and possibly 1936.
Andrew SaundersThis comment was written on: 2021-02-11 23:33:42
Hi, I am.looking for photos or documents pertaining to the disused canal. It occurred to me that as part runs near Ford Airfield then there may be such items possible even aerial photos available. Have looked at typical sites. Just contacting you on the off chance. Kind regards, Andrew. The Burndell Bridge Society.
Dick FluteThis comment was written on: 2021-02-12 20:14:11
Hi Andrew, Your comment has prompted me to look into this. All I have is a few aerial pictures which I have taken. Don't hold your breath, but hopefully something will turn up. Best regards, Dick
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