Wolverhampton Airport (Halfpenny Green)

Radio Frequency:


01384 221 350



* Information not to be used for detailed flight planning - please check details with airfield or current chart

A well looked after aerodrome, with a good café on top of the control tower, this facility is ideally situated for a visit from all sides of the country. High Viz jackets please as well as PPR. Runway 10/28 is licensed for night operations. Radio is 123.000

The airfield was constructed between mid-1940 and early 1941 for use by the Royal Air Force, being initially named RAF Bobbington. The name was changed on 1 September 1943 to RAF Halfpenny Green, to avoid confusion with RAF Bovingdon in Hertfordshire. The first RAF unit to be based was No.3 Air Observer & Navigator School which flew Blackburn Bothas and later Avro Ansons. The unit disbanded on 13 November 1945. After a lengthy gap, RAF flying resumed on 5 May 1952 by No.2 Air Signallers School, again equipped with Avro Ansons, the unit disbanding on 13 September 1953. A ground-based equipment sub-unit of No.25 Maintenance Unit occupied much of the airfield from 1 March 1946 until 15 November 1956. Following closure of this unit, the airfield lay disused for several years before civil aviation use commenced.

Photography (mostly) Neil Wilson

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