united kingdom RAF Brize Norton

Witney, Oxfordshire, England

United Kingdom

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15.1329EGVL Little Rissington, England
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19.5109EGUD RAF Abingdon, England
20.5061EGTK Kidlington, England
24.3253 South Cerney, England

1937 to present

51° 45' 0.00'' N - 1° 35' 1.00'' W
Elevation: 287 feet

History of this Location

RAF Brize Norton opened in Aug 1937 as part of Flying Training Command. The site was a USAF base between Apr 1951 and Apr 1965, when it returned to RAF as part of Transport Command. It became the base for the RAF fleet of C-130 Hercules, in 2012 when RAF Lyneham closed.

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List of aircraft and events at RAF Brize Norton

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1978 G I AirframeMinistry of Defence (MoD)LynxXW836
1978-oct-15 Royal Air ForceSA330E PumaXW227
1978-oct-15 Fleet Air ArmWessex HU.5XT469
1980-jan G I AirframeArmy Air CorpsAB47G-3BXT141
1982-oct-27 CH-47C ChinookZA710 / BC
1983-jun-14 SA341D Gazelle HT.3XW855
1984-jun-23 SA341D Gazelle HT.3ZB625 / N
1984-jun-23 SA341D Gazelle HT.3ZB629
1985-jan G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWaspXV638
1986-jun-28 CH-47C ChinookZA683 / EW
1986-jun-28 CH-47D ChinookZA683 / EW
1991-jul-01 Wessex HU.5XT486
1991-sep-01 CH-47C ChinookZA713 / EN
1992-jul-11 SA341D Gazelle HT.3XW866 / E
1993-jun-05 Lynx AH7ZE380
1993-jun-05 SA330E PumaXW201 / FB
1993-jun-05 SA341D Gazelle HT.3ZB627 / A
1994-jul-02 Wessex HC.2XR506 / V
1994-jul-02 Whirlwind HAR.2G-BVGE
2000-may-06 AS350BB EcureuilZJ258
2000-may-06 Royal Air ForceAS355F1 Ecureuil 2 ZH141
2000-may-06 SA330E PumaXW222
2000-dec-07 AccidentFleet Air ArmSea King HC.4ZE427
2002 TrialsAgustaWestland UKEH101ZJ116
2003-feb-20 Wessex HC.2XR588
2005-jun-09 Merlin HC.3ZJ130 / O
2006-feb-17 Sea King HC.4ZF120
2006-apr-06 WAH-64 ApacheZJ230
2006-apr-06 WAH-64 ApacheZJ231
2006-may-30 CH-47D ChinookZA684 / BB
2007-jun-22 VisitingArmy Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ290
2008-oct US US Air ForceHH-53C Super Jolly68-8284
2008-oct-03 AW109E PowerZR321
2008-oct-31 HH-53C Super Jolly68-8284
2008-nov-20 AS365N3 Dauphin 2ZJ783
2009-jun-13 CH-47C ChinookZD984 / DH
2012-mar-28 VisitingArmy Air CorpsAS350BB EcureuilZJ244
2012-jul-03 CH-47D ChinookZA682
2013-feb-08 Fleet Air ArmSea King HAS.5ZE420
2014-aug Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB684
2015-apr-13 Royal Air ForceMerlin HC.3ZJ122
2015-may-05 Army Air CorpsLynx AH9ZG887
2015-jun-11 AW109E PowerG-WOFM
2016-jan-08 Army Air CorpsAW159 Wildcat AH1ZZ388
2017-apr-18 Royal Air ForceSA330E PumaZA935
2017-dec-15 AW109E PowerG-WIZG
2018-apr-19 visitingAU Fleet Air Arm (RAN)MH-60R SeahawkN48-008
2018-apr-19 visitingAU Fleet Air Arm (RAN)MH-60R SeahawkN48-024
2018-sep-04 Fleet Air ArmMerlin HC.3ZJ135

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