Lippitts Hill

Loughton , Essex , England

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Satellite and aerial maps of Lippitts Hill with nearby locations

Nearby locationsKmBearing
Whipps Cross Hospital , England 8.5186EGL70
Patch Park , England 9.0091
Stapleford , England 9.5091EGSG
North Weald , England 12.0051EGSX
Valence Park , England 13.7142GBDAG
Harlow Hospital , England 13.8020EGE03

  Lippitts Hill

1967 to present

51° 39' 16.5'' N     0° 1' 2.1'' E
1nm W of Loughton, Loughton, Essex, England
Elevation: 300 feet

Multi-spot heliport with a short (250m) grass runway. Used by the Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit and later by NPAS as its London operating base.

Under a financially driven NPAS restructuring plan, Lippitts Hill closed in 2019 and the unit moved to North Weald, where its fixed wing assets could also operate. As so often where beauracratic Ivory Towers operate in the UK (eg the Meteorological Office and the Research Councils, the RAF and the DARA Super Hangar at St Athan), the Met Police was having none of it and threatened to withdraw from NPAS. NPAS rolled over and refurbished the Lippitts Hill site, which re-opened in 2021.

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  List of units at Lippitts Hill

Years Unit
2021-    NPASEC135, EC145, EC135,
2015/19NPASMD900 Explorer, EC135, EC145, EC135,
1976/15The MetEC145, AS355 ecureuil 2, 222, f-28,

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