united kingdom Norwich International Airport

Norwich, Norfolk, England

United Kingdom







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0.7315 Horsham St. Faith, England
6.8299 Felthorpe, England
7.6213EGN75 Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, England
9.4028EGYC RAF Coltishall, England
10.5314 Swannington, England
14.5209EGSK Hethel, England



1940 to present

52° 40' 32.88'' N - 1° 16' 58.01'' E
2.8nm N of Norwich, Norfolk
ICAO: EGSHIATA: NWI
Elevation: 117 feet




History of this Location


Work began in early 1939 to build the base for the RAF and accelerated as WWII began. It could receive aircraft in 1939 but was officially opened on 1 Jun 1940. The USAAF 319 Bomb Group arrived in Oct 1942 and by Jul 1943, the runways were lengthened and other facilities improved. After 458 Bomb Group left, the station was returned to the RAF in Jul 1945.
Given its relative position to the North Sea, the base saw two Search and Rescue detatchments from the mid-1950s. 275 Squadron D Flight brought its Sycamore HR.14s in Sep 1955 and when it left in Sep 1959, 228 Squadron D Flight reformed with Whirlwind HAR.10s, working from here until Apr 1963. RAF Horsham St.Faith finally closed in 1967.
After a period of club flying the site has been developed, first as Norwich Airport and with the rapid economic growth in East Anglia, now as Norwich International Airport.

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List of units at Norwich Airport

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2016/    Babcock Mission Critical Services OnshoreEC135 2016/   
H145 / EC145T2 2016/   
H135 / EC135T3 2016/   
2008/    NHV NorwichAW139 2019/   
AW139 2015/   
AS365 Dauphin 2 2008/15
2001/    EAAAH145 / EC145T2 2015/   
EC135 2011/15
Bo105 2011
Bk117 2006/11
Bo105 2001/08
1995/11Sterling Helicopters
1993/98KLM/ERAS-76 1993/98
1959/63228 SquadronWhirlwind 1962/64
Whirlwind 1959/62
Whirlwind 1959/62
Type 171 Sycamore 1959/60
1955/59275 SquadronWhirlwind 1959
Whirlwind 1959
Type 171 Sycamore 1954/59
Type 171 Sycamore 1953/55
??/16Bond Offshore HelicoptersS-92 2012/16
AW139 2011/16
Super Puma/Cougar 2001/16
AS365 Dauphin 2 2001/16







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