Oxford Airport

Oxford Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Oxford Airport
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nativename-a =
nativename-r = Oxford/Kidlington Airport

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type = Private
owner = Oxford Aviation Services Ltd.
operator = Oxford Aviation Services Ltd.
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location = Oxford
elevation-f = 270
elevation-m = 82
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r1-number = 01/19
r1-length-f = 5,095
r1-length-m = 1,553
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 03/21
r2-length-f = 2,953
r2-length-m = 900
r2-surface = Grass
r3-number = 09/27
r3-length-f = 2,887
r3-length-m = 880
r3-surface = Grass
r4-number = 11/29
r4-length-f = 2,493
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Oxford Airport Airport codes|OXF|EGTK, also known as Oxford (Kidlington) Airport is a small privately owned airport located near Kidlington in Oxfordshire. It specializes in general and business aviation and is home to Oxford Aviation Academy, the largest air training school in Europe. It is the only ICAO-listed civilian airport in Oxfordshire. It has a 1,553 metre main runway. Historically dominated by pilot training, in 2007, activity fell to just 50,000 movements, the lowest level on record. With a permitted capacity of 160,000 movements a year today, Oxford once had the busiest runway in the world in the 1960s.

Oxford (Kidlington) Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P810) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Oxford Aviation Services Limited). [ [http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/375/srg_asd_ordinarylicences.pdf Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences] ]

The airport was originally established in 1935 by Oxford City Council to act as municipal airport, but following RAF use (as RAF Kidlington) during World War II, it became established as a centre for aviation education, charter and maintenance facilities. In 1981, the airport freehold was sold by the council and later owned by BBA Group plc. In July 2007 the airport was sold to property entrepreneurs David and Simon Reuben. [ [http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article2788683.ece Reubens brothers buy Oxford airport - Business News, Business - Independent.co.uk ] ]

In 1941, pioneer aviatrix Amy Johnson crashed in the Thames estuary while on a flight en-route to Oxford Airport from Blackpool.

Today, airport activity is split with 35% pilot flight training, 10% business aviation (both private and charter) and the balance being mainly private and recreational general aviation activity.

ee also

*List of airports in the United Kingdom
*List of RAF stations
*Oxford-Cambridge Arc
*RAF Brize Norton
*Oxford Aviation Training
*Paul-Louis Halley


*United Kingdom AIP

External links

* [http://www.oxfordairport.co.uk/ Oxford Airport website]

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