united kingdom Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucester / Cheltenham, England
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8.4 63EGBC Cheltenham Heliport, England
19.0 1 Strensham helipad, England
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28.0143 South Cerney, England
29.3 17 Pershore, England

1931 to present

51 53 30 secs N - 2 9 50 secs W
2.5nm NE of Gloucester
Elevation: 101 feet

Opened as Down Hatherley in 1931, the airfield name was changed to Staverton in 1936 when the local Councils of Gloucester and Chelternham bought land close to the original site and rebuilt the facilities. It achieved fame as a centre of innovation during the 1940s while Sir Alan Cobham developed and refined his in-flight refuelling techniques.
It became home to the pioneering Skyfame Museum in Aug 1963 until that closed in Jan 1978 but its association with operational helicopters was established in the 1990s when Bond Helicopters based itself here.  It was renamed again, to Gloucestershire Airport in 1993.  In April 2005, Bond renewed its commitment, with the installation and opening of a $2M full motion EC135 simulator.

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News about this location

H145 Handed Over to Midlands Air Ambulance, 20-Feb-18 : Midlands Air Ambulance formally received a brand new £7m H145/EC145T2 from Babcock Mission Critical Services in Gloucestershire. Will be operated by BMCS from RAF Cosford

Babcock Expands into Gloucestershire Facility, 08-Sep-16 : Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore (ex Bond) acquired a 20,000-square-foot hangar at Gloucestershire Airport as a base for its growing MRO operations.

Seven AW169 EMS Kits for UK’s SAS, 22-Aug-16 : UK’s Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) awarded contract to Air Methods’s United Rotorcraft for 7 AW169 ambulance interior kits

Bond Air Services Gets UK Third H145 / EC145T2, 17-Mar-15 : The third H145 (formerly EC145T2) to arrive in the UK was delivered to Bond Air Services this week joining the other two which are both already at the company’s Staverton headquarters

Bond Air Services Received Their Second EC145T2, 26-Jan-15 : UK second EC145T2 arrived at Bond Air Services Gloucestershire Airport headquarters last week. The brand new aircraft will be operated for the Scottish Ambulance Service

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