<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
5 ISSUES FOR £5 Subscribe to Pilot Magazine today click here

Panshanger due to close

PUBLISHED: 11:27 11 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:40 11 July 2014


We are sad to announce that Panshanger Aerodrome - situated near Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire - will close down towards the end of September.

The closure of the aerodrome - home to the North London Flying School - has come about because the licence agreement with the landowner, Mariposa Investments Ltd, is due to expire on 21 September 2014.

Originally known as Holwell Hyde, the airfield was used during the Second World War as a decoy site for the De Havilland factory at Hatfield.

The aerodrome’s Young Aviators Day (1 August), Panshanger Revival Day (10 August) and Aerobatic Day (14 September) will still be going ahead. Meanwhile students are being asked to discuss the continuation of their studies with their instructor, and voucher holders are urged to contact the flying school to book a date. The management of the aerodrome has expressed its gratitude to the landlords, Mariposa Investments Ltd, for having the use of the aerodrome for just over twenty years.

Panshanger will be officially closing on Saturday 20 September with limited flight operations in the final week from 14 September.

1 comment

  • Panshanger will be sore missed in the busy airspace of South East England. It is now time that we put pressure on Government to make ALL AIRFIELDS a special planning use that will stop developers buying sites on the cheap and reducing the availability of the remaining airfields for future generations. Despite the fears of local residents modern aircraft do not fall out of the sky and thier engines are quiet and reliable.

    Report this comment

    John Roger

    Friday, August 8, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

More from News

Thursday, April 19, 2018

At the official opening of the 26th AERO at Friedrichafen – Europe’s leading GA expo and the place to see light aviation’s future unfold in front of your eye - the development of quiet and environmentally-friendly electric aircraft continues to pick up speed and dominate the headlines

Read more
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This year’s Royal Air Force centenary and the connections between rugby and the RAF will be celebrated by the opening of a new exhibition at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium

Read more
Monday, April 16, 2018

The Housing Secretary promises to balance the economic contribution of general aviation with development needs

Read more
Friday, April 13, 2018

Keep your diary clear, these aviation events will have your April sorted

Read more
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The CAA has released a new version of its listening squawks flight card together with LARS frequencies

Read more
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bose has introduced its new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset, a headset described as lightweight and comfortable with three levels of user selectable active noise cancellation

Read more
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Air racing is set to be revolutionized with plans for the world’s first all-electric airplane race announced this week which will be led by the same racing promoter who founded the Air Race 1 World Cup

Read more
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Reborn Aviation, Europe’s leading remanufacturer of light aircraft, yesterday delivered it’s first Reborn Warrior to Aerobility, the charity offering disabled people the opportunity to fly an aeroplane

Read more
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Following confusion arising over Notam changes to radio frequencies at London Oxford (Kidlington) Airport, the situation has been clarified by nearby Bicester Gliding Club’s CFI

Read more
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

…and soon be able use a Medical Declaration for an EASA Licence on conversion, says the UK Civil Aviation Authority in a last-minute reprieve to many Private Pilots who had been wondering how and even if they would continue to fly after the deadline

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read

Subscribe or buy Pilot Magazine