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Bristol, England
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6.5187 Bristol Royal Infirmary, England
7.7187 Princes Wharf, England
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16.4344 NDAC Tidenham, England
16.5251 Charlcombe, England
17.6212EGGD Bristol Lulsgate, England



1910 to 2012

51 31 N - 2 35 W
4nm N of Bristol
ICAO: EGTGIATA: FZO
Elevation: 226 feet


The airfield has historically been the home of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, Rolls Royce and more recently Airbus Industries. BAE Systems, the airfield owner closed the site in Dec 2012, in preparation for industrial and housing re-development and a planned aviation museum to include the Concorde airframe stored on site. The current Helicopter operations for Air Ambulance and Police continue.

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Units

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2015/    Wiltshire Police
2008/    Great Western Air Ambulanceec135 2014/   
bo105 2008/14
1995/    Western Counties Air Operations Unitec135 2002/   


News about this location


Great Western Air Ambulance 7th Birthday, 03-Jun-15 : UK Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) has been proving lifesaving critical care to those who need it the most for seven years.




Events

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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1956-sep accidentRoyal Air ForceType 173XH379
2001-apr-01 AS355F2 Ecureuil 2G-OASP
2002-aug UK Police ForcesEC135T1G-WCAO
2004-may-18 EC135T1G-WCAO
2014-oct Helimed 65UK Air AmbulancesEC135T1G-GWAA
2016-mar-21 848 NAS flypastArmy Air CorpsAW159 Wildcat AH1ZZ384


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